How to Create a Solid Shape in Photoshop CS


Photoshop is a program created on the Adobe platform. It allows users to perform advanced image editing. Although Photoshop can perform high-end and advanced editing on images, it can also be useful for basic image creation. One example of basic image editing that Photoshop can do is creating solid shapes. Photoshop can be difficult to learn and have a steep learning curve, but performing some of the more basic functions can be completed by a novice.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer
  • Photoshop CS
  • Open Photoshop CS and create a new image. Click "File > New" and click "Ok." This will open a default sized document. You can change the size of the document by entering parameters into the text boxes.

  • Select a color for your solid shape. On the bottom of the tool bar on the left-hand side, click the color palette and choose a color.

  • Click and hold down the "rectangle tool." It is on the left-hand menu and is shaped like a rectangle.

  • Choose a shape you want to create. When you hold down the rectangle tool, you will be given the options "rectangle," "rounded rectangle," "ellipses" and "polygon." If you do not want to choose one of the default shapes, you can choose "custom shape."

  • Click the image mat with your mouse and drag the mouse in any direction. The shape will be created and moving the mouse will allow you to re-size the shape. It will be filled with the color your specified.

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