In This Chapter We learned
• Draw a shape
• Draw a Custom Shape
• Draw a Shape with the Pen Tool
• Edit a Shape
Three different types of shapes can be created with shape tools Clipping mask is a shape that acts like a cookie cutter.
- Path shape is like the
- paths created with the pen tool.
- Fill shape is created with pixels.
What is a path?
Paths are lines and curves that make up the outlines
of vector graphics
Two thumbnails on a shape layer
The thumbnail on the left is a fill layer, which contains pixels of colour.
The thumbnail on the right is a vector mask, which contains a vector-based circle shape.
That shape acts as a mask, hiding all the fill layer pixels outside of the white area of the mask.
A shape layer acts like a cut out – cutting the shape out of a layer