Free Video: Photoshop for Designers: Working with Shapes

There’s more to Photoshop mastery than just pushing pixels. You also have to be comfortable working with vector paths and shapes. And the ability to work with shapes opens up all kinds of cool design possibilities. In his video course, Photoshop for Designers: Working with Shapes, Nigel French shows how Photoshop shapes are the “secret weapons” of great designers.


Nigel also demonstrates working with the shape tools, and live shape properties, converting shapes to paths (and vice versa), as well as using blend modes, layer effects, and filters with shapes—and a lot more!

In the free movie below, Nigel shows how to work with the Pen tool to create and edit paths in Photoshop. Check it out!

Photoshop for Designers: Working with Shapes

Pen paths


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Live Shape properties

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Posted on: October 14, 2016

Mike Rankin

Mike is the Editor in Chief of, InDesign Magazine, and He is also the author of several video training series, including Font Management Essential Training, InDesign FX, and InDesign CC: Interactive Document Fundamentals.

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