Create Shapes in Photoshop CS6 Windows 7

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    To begin, we should have Photoshop open, which we can see is the blue square icon with the letters "PS" in the taskbar along the bottom of the screen.
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    Then.
    we should open a new document or an existing one. Refer to the other videos available on this website to find out how to open a document. In this example, a document is already open on the screen.
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    Then come to the menu on the left-hand side of the screen where we should automatically be selected onto the "Arrow" tool at the top.
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    Go down and click on the rectangle below it.
    As we can see, we now have the "Rectangular Marquee Tool".
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    We now have a cross on the screen.
    If we press down on the left mouse button, we can drag to create a rectangle.
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    Now, this is just the outline.
    Unless we fill it in or layer something up, then it disappears.
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    As we can see at the bottom of the menu on the left, the black color is selected.
    Let's click on the "Filler" tool.
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    We can quickly fill in this rectangle.
    To find out how to create the "Filler" tool, and how to change the colors, refer to other videos available on this website.
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    Go to the "Select" option in the menu bar at the top of the screen.
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    Click "Deselect" to get rid of the live object.
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    Come back to the "Rectangular Marquee Tool", and press the right button on the mouse.
    This brings up some different shapes and lines as well.
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    For this demonstration, we will show the circle tool, although this does depend on what is preferred.
    We can also open onto a new layer, and have just one rectangle on one layer and a circle on another, for example. Alternatively, we can have everything on the same layer.
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    Let's change our color quickly to show it.
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    Then click on the left mouse button and hold down to drag our shape.
    It shows us before we have let go of the shape what it will look like. We have a perfect circle. It shows the width and height in a gray box on the right-hand side.
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    We can make it more of an oval, flattened, etc.
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    For this demonstration, let's just make a standard circle.
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    Again, we should fill it in if we want to keep it there.
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    We'll click to add a red color, and we can see now that it is with our rectangle.
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    Let's go up to "Select", then "Deselect" in the menu bar at the top.
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    Now, we have another shape added.
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    These are on the same layer, so when we hide them, they both disappear.
    It doesn't show each one individually.
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    This is a VisiHow video, and we've just shown you how to add shapes on Photoshop CS6 on Windows 7.
    If you have any questions, comments or queries, feel free to add them to the section below, and we'll do our best to get back to you.
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