Skip navigation
mattdwm 218 posts
Sep 6, 2010
Currently Being Moderated

Can you make a vector shape from a path without having to define a new custom shape?

Aug 26, 2013 11:26 PM

Tags: #vector_shape

I want to make a vector shape from a path. Is there a way to bypass having to define a new custom shape? I just want to quickly add the vector shape to a new layer, but I don't need it defined as it'll just be used once.

 
Replies
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Aug 27, 2013 12:19 AM   in reply to mattdwm

    Sure, if you select the path to make it active, just make a color fill adjustment layer.

    There are other ways if that's not what you want.

     

    In photoshop cs6/cc with the path active and one of the shape tools or pen tool selected, press the Shape button

    in the tool options bar.

     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Aug 27, 2013 8:16 AM   in reply to R_Kelly

    R_Kelly wrote:

    In photoshop cs6/cc with the path active and one of the shape tools or pen tool selected, press the Shape button

    in the tool options bar.

    I can't make this happen, not in CS6 nor CC. Clicking the Shape button does nothing. What am I doing wrong?

    Thanks....

     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Aug 27, 2013 6:53 PM   in reply to Ronald Keller

    If you for example, draw a path with the pen tool and then press the Shape button, it doesn't create a shape layer

    from the path?

     

     

    shape-1.png

     

     

     

    shape-2.png

     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Aug 27, 2013 10:42 PM   in reply to R_Kelly

    Sorry R_Kelly, I tried it again today and now it works!

    Thank you for your patience and efforts. Appreciated!

     

    Ronald

     
    |
    Mark as:

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)

Answers + Points = Status

  • 10 points awarded for Correct Answers
  • 5 points awarded for Helpful Answers
  • 10,000+ points
  • 1,001-10,000 points
  • 501-1,000 points
  • 5-500 points