How to use shapes with creative cloud libraries tutorial

How to use Photoshop shapes with Creative Cloud libraries tutorial in CC 2018 2017 2015 etc.

Photoshop shapes and creative cloud libraries

How to use shapes with creative cloud libraries tutorial
  1. Photoshop's Window menu

  2. Libraries

  3. Select custom shape tool in Photoshop toolbar

  4. Select shape layer option and shape and color of shape via fill

  5. Drag Photoshop shape from document to current library in creative cloud libraries panel


Video tutorial on the subject by (youtube)


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The new storage feature is a great way of storing the artworks for future use. You can use them to store other presets as well


arrowsThe item is stored as a shape. You can also select multiple layers (say a vector cube) and drag that to the CC library and that will be stored.


You can also add layer transformations such as perspective and rotations and these can also be stored in the panel. cube

You can restore the work from the panel - you can either get the linked artwork where the changes are reflected in the panel or you can get a disconnected artwork where any changes are not reflected in the panel


If you want it as a smart object, simply select the artwork in the panel and drag - it is still linked to the panel so any changes will be reflected there. If you want to edit the path, double click on the smart object icon in the layer menu and you can then edit the layer using the direct selection tool and save the opened psd file for the smart object


If you want it as a basic artwork, simply select in the panel and hold the alt / option key while you drag from the panel. This breaks the link with the CC panel. It is just a normal layer and not a smart object. To edit it, simply select the direct selection tool etc and modify the artwork. It is no longer the same as the one stored in the panel


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