1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 15, 2017 2:11 PM by davescm

    Great American West tutorial - stuck at the end

    carlaryn Level 1

      Hi I'm nearly finished the Great American West tutorial and am trying to create a vector shape but it is not allowing me to create a custom shape and keeps coming up with the error 'could not use the custom shape tool as no layers are selected' however in the tutorial no layers are selected when he creates the custom shape. What am I doing wrong?

        • 1. Re: Great American West tutorial - stuck at the end
          davescm Adobe Community Professional

          I have no idea what the Great American West tutorial is.

           

          However - the basic steps to create a Custom shape are:

           

          1. Select the pen tool and in the options bar set it to Path:

          2. Draw the outline of your shape

          3. Go to menu Edit - Define Custom Shape and in the dialogue name the shape

           

           

          To use it:

          1. select the custom shape tool

          2. In the options bar -pick the shape

          3. Set the fill colour and stroke

          4. Click in the image and position the shape

          That is it - the shape will be on a new layer

           

          Dave