Blog for tutorials etc

Been adding a lot of tutorials on the graphicxtras.com website for use with Affinity Photo, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc

You can read about them all via my blog, https://plus.google.com/+AndrewBuckle?rel=author

or via the tutorials link on my site http://www.graphicxtras.com/tutorials.htm

Will be adding many more tutorials about the filters in Affinity Photo, all the tools in Illustrator, how to use various features of Photoshop, how to use Clip Studio Paint, how to use Paintstorm Studio, Flame Painter 3 Pro and many others

 

 

 

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AndrewBucklevideos site

Just updated the Andrew Buckle videos site to include many of my shapes sets such as custom shapes collection (13,000 shapes) as well as trims, zigzag shapes, number shapes, people shapes, face shapes and many more with some examples below.

The site link is http://www.andrewbucklevideos.co.uk

Hopefully the site is a little cleaner than my ‘actual’ site as I have just themed it on the shapes and fonts and kept all the categories to a minimum. The shapes are all by Andrew Buckle and they are for use in a lot of different applications such as Affinity Photo, After Effects, Pages, Word, Indesign, Illustrator and not just Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.

As always, adding new videos on the subject of Photoshop shapes and fonts via my graphicxtras channel http://www.youtube.com/graphicxtras

How to copy vector custom shapes in Adobe Photoshop tutorial

If you create a shape layer via the custom shape tool (set the pick tool mode) then try and copy it in Photoshop

Where is the copy command ?

It doesn’t exist but there is a layer menu and duplicate command. The duplicate command will copy and paste the current selected shape into the document (default) and you will see the result in the current layers panel

It also comes with an additional option of destination and the default is the current document, it also comes with an option to select a ‘new’ document so you add it to a new named or unnamed file. You can run the duplicate command again and again and select from the existing files (some saved and some not) as well as creating a new document.

The key thing about this is that the duplicated layer is still a vector / shape layer and can have effects added to it as well as layer effects and also used as a source for a new shape or brushes as well as patterns (with transparency or not).

It is odd that PS has never added a copy command.

You can also drag the layers to other documents etc and I will do a tutorial about that later

You can find more about the shapes presets etc via our graphicxtras channel on Youtube as well as via our graphicxtras.com website