Create Shapes in Photoshop CS6 Windows 7

Edited by Freya, priya, Eng, Doug Collins

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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
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    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
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    As we can see, we now have the "Rectangular Marquee Tool".
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    We now have a cross on the screen
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    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
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    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
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    Let's click on the "Filler" tool.
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    We can quickly fill in this rectangle
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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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Recent edits by: Eng, priya, Freya

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