How would I create this "X" delete button in Photoshop?


I'm trying to create this little "X" in Photoshop but I can't figure out how to exactly recreate this.

I tried creating 2 rectangles and rotating them +45 degrees and -45 degrees, but then the intersection is not a closed path.

How would I do this in Photoshop (or Illustrator)?


5/3/2012 5:12:00 PM

Accepted Answer

  • Type a +
  • Find an appropriate font
  • Rotate 45°


You could further edit by highlighting the type layer for the X and then choose Type > Convert to Shape from the menu to have a shape layer. Save the shape layer as a Custom Shape (Edit menu) and you'd then simply need to use the Shape tools if you ever needed it again.

5/2/2012 7:58:00 PM

If you want this as a vector shape in Photoshop:

  • Select the Rectangle Tool (U)
  • Turn on Grid View (View -> Show -> Grid) and Snap to Grid (View -> Snap To -> Grid)
  • Draw the first part, and then draw the cross part using the Shift key to add it to the same Shape Layer. (You need only hold Shift while you're clicking, let go of it once you begin to draw the shape.)

Step 1

  • Press Cmd (Ctrl) + T and rotate it 45 deg (while holding Shift to snap).

Step 2