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Layers: The Complete Guide to Photoshop’s Most Powerful Feature by Matt Co-host of the top-rated video podcast Photoshop User TV Kloskowski

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All About Shape Layers

ADD A WHOLE NEW DIMENSION TO YOUR IMAGES WITH PHOTOSHOP’S SHAPE LAYERS

Photoshop’s Shape layers are one of those overlooked areas that are really very powerful. What if you need to create a shape but you just can’t do it with any of the selection tools? Shape tools can help. If you want to create a Web icon or button, then you’ll love Shape layers. If you need to go beyond simple shapes and create your own complex ones, then Shape layers are the place to turn. You can even save them as a preset so you can use them again later. There are literally thousands of possibilities. If you’ve never given shapes in Photoshop the time of day, then check out this tutorial and learn how to start putting them to work for you.

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