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How to define a custom shape in photoshop


Question

I have created a shape and selected a layer. In the Edit menu the Define custom shape... option is disabled.

Can any one tell what mistake I have made.

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2016/09/05
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9/5/2016 11:23:00 PM

Accepted Answer

Select the path on the canvas with the Direct Selection Tool (white arrow). Define Custom Shape should activate for you then.

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2012/12/27
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12/27/2012 6:09:00 PM

You need to create a "Shape layer" or "Work path" to be able to define a custom shape.

1) As first click on rectangle tool and then on shape layers selector

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2) After that draw a new layer and click with a right mouse button on that layer. You will see "Define Custom shape" option

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3) Or you can create a new layer with a pen tool

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4) And then take a "Path selection tool" and right-click this layer

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