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Chapter 9. Using the Paint, Shape Drawin... > Using the Standard Shape Tool

Using the Standard Shape Tool

Creating standard shapes, such as polygons or rectangles with rounded corners used to be a hassle. That is until Photoshop released its standard shape drawing tools. Now, it's a simple matter of selecting the correct tool, choosing a color, and then drawing the shape. As with any of Photoshop's drawing functions, control is maintained with the use of additional layers. Photoshop's standard shapes consist of rectangles, rounded rectangles, ellipses, polygons; and each one of the shape tools comes with additional options to control exactly how the shape appears when drawn.


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