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Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Photoshop CS4 in 24 Hours by Kate Binder

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Chapter 7. Drawing and Combining Shapes

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Drawing and Editing Shapes

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Combining Shapes

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Creating Your Own Shapes

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It may be a cliché, but it’s true: You don’t have to be able to draw a straight line—or a round circle, or a symmetrical square—to create digital art with Photoshop. That’s because Photoshop provides you with a handy arsenal of predrawn shapes that you can use via the Shape tools. You can use the Shape tools to create filled shape layers or invisible paths, which you can then edit, stroke, fill, or even designate as clipping paths. After you create your shapes, you can resize and reshape them and place them ...

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