Draw Multiple Shapes in Photoshop Elements 10

After you create a shape layer in Photoshop Elements 10, you can draw additional shapes on that layer. You can add, subtract, overlap, and intersect shapes in exactly the same way you do with selections.

Remember that when you create a shape in Elements, you’re creating a vector-based element. Vectors describe a shape mathematically. The shapes comprise paths made up of lines, curves, and anchor points. Because vector shapes are math-based, you can resize them without any loss of quality whatsoever.

Just follow these steps:

  1. Select your desired state button on the Options bar.

    You can choose from the following options:

    • New Shape Layer. Creates your initial shape layer.

    • Add to Shape Area. Combines and joins two or more shapes.

    • Subtract from Shape Area. Subtracts one shape from another shape.

    • Intersect Shape Areas. Creates a shape from only the areas that overlap.

    • Exclude Overlapping Shape Areas. Creates a shape from only the areas that don’t overlap.

  2. Choose your desired shape tool and draw the next shape.

    Custom shapes run the gamut from the ordinary to the exotic, such as this hairstyle.
    Custom shapes run the gamut from the ordinary to the exotic, such as this hairstyle.
    Add to your shape layer.
    Add to your shape layer.
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