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Define Custom Shape Option is Greyed out

Feb 17, 2014 12:38 PM

I'd appreciate any help that could be provided, I have not been able to define custom shapes in CS6. I'm using the pen tool in shape mode, I've used the path selection tool and switched between the path operations. I've made sure that the shape is selected in the paths work bar. Nothing seems to open up the define custom shape option. Is there a setting I'm neglecting to check? Thanks in advance for your thoughts.

 
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    Feb 17, 2014 1:17 PM   in reply to scottsmankk

    Can you post a screen shot showing the your entire screen, along with the menu expanded showing the grayed out option?

     
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    Feb 17, 2014 7:01 PM   in reply to scottsmankk

    It does look like everything should work.  Have you tried deleting your preferences?

     
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  • JJMack
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    Feb 17, 2014 8:24 PM   in reply to scottsmankk

    Looks like you have created a shape layer and it is the current Photoshop target layer. Try creating a Path instead of a shape layer and define a custom shape using the path. If you look at the tool option bar you will see you have the shape option set change that to path.

     
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    Feb 18, 2014 7:34 AM   in reply to scottsmankk

    What Mac OS version are you using?

     
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  • Pierre Courtejoie
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    Feb 18, 2014 11:04 AM   in reply to scottsmankk

    Hello, are both machines up to date? Help>updates. Or help>system info to check first if Photoshop is the same version.

     
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    Feb 18, 2014 1:35 PM   in reply to scottsmankk

    How many custom shapes do you already have loaded?

     
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    Feb 18, 2014 2:23 PM   in reply to Chris Cox

    Chris, is there a number or size limit, or both?

     
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    Feb 18, 2014 3:30 PM   in reply to csuebele

    There is a number limit -- 8000 custom shapes.

     
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