Photoshop :: Combining Vector Shapes

Oct 16, 2012

Vector shapes, very cool! However, when I create the first shape, then choose a different shape, select Subtract Front, and create, it works fine—reverses out the fill, no problem. But if I have to redo the shape, still making sure Subtract Shape is selected, the second time, it doesn't reverse out. I've tried everything I can think of to inverse it... No luck! The only way I can get it to work on a redo, is by relaunching PS and deleting my settings. What am I missing?

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Illustrator :: Corporate Logo - Combining To Vector Shapes

Jan 25, 2014

I am working on a corporate logo consisting of two different shapes, and I want to combine them into one. The end result has to be a vector image.
One of the shapes is slightly bigger than the other one, and I want to remove the parts that are at the outside of the other shape. It's a little tricky to explain, but what I want to do, is equal to the "Paste into"-option in Photoshop where an inserted object is placed within the borders of another.
Is this possible in Illustrator?
I'm not that familiar with paths, so I don't know what to do...

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Photoshop :: Combining 2 Shapes In CS6

Aug 14, 2012

I have a shape, it has no fill, so it's just an outline, let's say it's an outline of a leg.
Now what I want to do is draw another outline inside that leg outline, but I don't want 2 end up with 2 separate shapes (2 layers), I want to draw the 2nd outline directly into the first one, so it's all one big vector shape.
For some reason this seems impossible to do in Photoshop CS6. If I select combine shapes, from the menu, free form pen tool and then draw the 2nd outline into the 1st outline, when I stop drawing I don't end up with one outline combined (on top of) the first, instead it just seems to do some weird clipping and I end up with the first outline shrinking, and the outline I just drew appearing not as an outline but as a path.
This is something that works perfectly in Flash pro, you draw a shape, you draw another one on top and you then have both perfectly combined, no fuss no bother. You can even vary the stroke strength at any point along the line in Flash, I'm not sure this is even possible in Photoshop.

what's going wrong in photoshop or how to do that in photoshop?

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Mar 6, 2013

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Photoshop :: Vector Shapes

Aug 31, 2013

I have created a shape with the pen tool in CS6, I have multiple shapes that I have built into what should be a single shape. Although when the path tool is not on I can see the single shape I can't seem to set a stroke to it which is an important part of the image design.

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Photoshop :: Exporting Vector Shapes

Apr 15, 2013

The thing is, i made several vector shapes in Illustrator, of course forgot to save the .ai and then my mac went out of power and lost the document.
BUT, before the mac went out of power i imported the shapes into Photoshop, and now their laying there as vector shape layers. Is there any way for me to export the vector shape layers back into illustrator, and still maintain vector edit ability?

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Photoshop :: Vector Shapes Rasterized?

Aug 24, 2012

I am using Photoshop CS6
I'm in the process of preparing vector graphics for an After Effects motion graphics project. I decided to use the new vector features in CS6 because I am more friendly with the PS interface than I am with Illustrator.
I've created several vector shape layers that now, after some work, now look like rasterized graphics. I'm not exactly sure what happened but I am sure I have not rasterized them myself.
Also, when I import the graphics into After Effects, it gives me no option to collapse transformations or continuously rasterize the layers.
Have I done something to rasterize the shape objects in Photoshop? New shape objects I create are vector. Do I need to start over?

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Photoshop :: Duplication Of Vector Shapes

Jan 12, 2006

I am tryign to duplicate a vector shaped star many times at the moment all i can do is duplicate the layer it is on.

this is fine but iam gogin to end up with about 100 layers. is there anway of copying/cloning a vector shape i can rasterise it if needed but this hasent helped.

in case its important i have two suplicated layers of test i want to remove star shapes from the top layer so the bottom layer comes through so you have text with stars in.

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Mar 26, 2012

Is there any way in PS6 to NOT have the vector stroke automatically selected when selecting a vector element in layer panel? I am no longer able to see the 1-2 px strokes clearly as I am tweaking stroke-effect in real time as I am modifying them.

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Nov 16, 2012

How I can unlink the shape from vector mask like in Photoshop cs 4?
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Feb 7, 2013

For several months I have had random shapes appear in my files when using vector masks. The scrambled imagery only appears at random and at certain zooms (over 25%) and will disappear upon restart of Photoshop. If I flatten the file, it will retain the scrambled imagery, but otherwise it seems to not actually corrupt the data, just the view on screen. I've been fighting this for months and have replaced drives, video cards, and it still persists.

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Dec 12, 2005

Ok I know CS2 can import eps files however it converts them to raster images at import.

I also know it can deal with Vector files - as in the 'shape' tool (.CSH format)

How can I easily get my catalogue into the shape tool? ie convert .eps to .csh?

The import is far to unwieldy as I can't even browse my library of eps files...

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Dec 23, 2004

To my surprise I noticed that Photoshop's default shapes like rectangle, triangle, diamond, etc are not closed shapes. Strange, because who wants to pull a corner and then discover that it's actually two points on top of each other?

Is there a quick way to close them without removing the last anchor point and then connecting the 2nd last point with the first one?

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Photoshop :: Converting Text Into Vector Shapes???

Nov 13, 2008

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Feb 28, 2013

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Dec 19, 2012

I used to be able to copy a shape in Illustrator, paste it in Photoshop, and then duplicate the shape layer, removing what I wanted from each layer.

Now that doesn't seem to work, and what's worse, strokes are all messed up - if I apply a stroke to the whole layer, it isn't all visible. If I delete parts of the layer that are unwanted, certain pieces remain invisible, even if I apply a stroke (and fill, for that matter).

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Sep 8, 2005

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Dec 13, 2013

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Jun 24, 2013

When I try to select points in my vector shape (this one is selected), and I have other vector shape behind that one, I start dragging with Direct Selection Tool in order to select those two points, I got selected three points, two from first vector shape, and one more form shape that was behind and in the area where I was dragging selection. Also, now both vector shape become selected. Why is this happening if only one vector shape was selected?
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Sep 14, 2013

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Mar 19, 2014

I'd like to start utilizing Illustrator more frequently for web and user interface design projects, but I still like taking everything into Photoshop for final rendering and compositing (and the simple fact that most developers want psds, not ai files). However, I find that the only way to successfully transfer all of the vector artwork from Illustrator and preserve it as vector objects in Photoshop (when exporting) is to manually convert every individual vector object in Illustrator to a Compound Shape (by selecting the shape and clicking Make Compound Shape from the Pathfinder palette menu). This can be very tedious if it has to be done after the design is complete, and very inefficient if you convert every object as you draw it.
Is there a way to set Illustrator to automatically create every vector object drawn as a Compound Shape without having to manually convert it?
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Mar 18, 2013

I am trying to make extrusions to an image.  I am new to Illustrator and have read that .ai files are the only ones that you can extrude in AE.  However when I bring in an .ai file and select create shape from vector layer, a grey square covers the shape.  I am assuming that it is a transparancy issue and it is just filling in the size of the .ai project.  I could be wrong though. 

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Attached is a free macro which allows the user to draw a vector shape and give it a feathered edge. The macro allows the user to adjust feathering and opacity and it came about as a result of the discussion in this thread:

A Suggestion for a "WOW" effect for the New Corel Draw X7
click on the small grey button at the right of the macro. how to use the macro. The macro currently only works on shapes with Uniform CMYK fills. I intend to bring out a revised version of the macro which can handle various fill types/colour models if I can pull it off.

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Jan 14, 2006

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When I save my photoshop file as an .eps, I can have all the text from the Photoshop file remain vector, but a Vector Smart Object does not remain vector. Is there a way to have it remain vector?

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