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Old March 20th, 2007, 09:12 AM
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Saving As A Custom Shape

I created the slide mount and now I would like to save it as a custom shape for future use. How (what format) and where do I save it?

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Old March 20th, 2007, 11:16 AM
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Unfortunately, PSE doesn't have the tools for making Custom Shapes - it needs vector tools, and PSE just doesn't have them.

Fortunately, though, you can save it here:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Adobe\Photoshop Elements\5.0\Photo Creations\artwork\graphics

either in one of the existing folders there, or you can simply create a new folder for it. It will appear in your Artwork & Effects palette, in the artwork section, in the submenu you put it in.

Save as a 24bit PNG, with transparency, and you'll be good to go (although other formats - jpg, pdf, psd - will also work.)
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Old March 20th, 2007, 05:52 PM
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Thanks! Works like a charm!
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Unfortunately, PSE doesn't have the tools for making Custom Shapes - it needs vector tools, and PSE just doesn't have them.

Fortunately, though, you can save it here:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Adobe\Photoshop Elements\5.0\Photo Creations\artwork\graphics

either in one of the existing folders there, or you can simply create a new folder for it. It will appear in your Artwork & Effects palette, in the artwork section, in the submenu you put it in.

Save as a 24bit PNG, with transparency, and you'll be good to go (although other formats - jpg, pdf, psd - will also work.)
Graffi - thanks - I did not know that would work. Thanks!! Thanks and thanks again!! Andie
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Is it possible to save shapes in PSE 4.0?
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Hi ...

Its not possible to save custom shapes in any version of Elements ... what you can do is save the raster shape (raster just means a pixel image instead of a vector one) in a separate folder and then use it next time you need it ...

When I make things like this for saving I tend to make then large size & high resolution so that, in the future, they can be used in any size of image.

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C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Adobe\Photoshop Elements\5.0\Photo Creations\artwork\graphics
In 4.0 - I get to 4.0 - then veer off to "organizer> graphics>

then the specific graphics folders.

I have "stuff" that was already loaded there - didn't know it existed.

How do I access this "stuff" while in Elements 4.0? How do I use it?
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