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Adobe Photoshop CS Classroom in a Book by Adobe Creative Team

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Chapter 10. Vector Masks, Paths, and Shapes

Vector Masks, Paths, and Shapes

Unlike bitmap images, vector images retain their crisp edges at any enlargement. You can draw vector shapes and paths in your Photoshop images and add vector masks to control what is shown in an image. This lesson will introduce you to advanced uses of vector shapes and vector masks.

In this lesson, you’ll learn how to do the following:

  • Differentiate between bitmap and vector graphics.

  • Draw and edit layer shapes and layer paths.

  • Describe and use the thumbnails and link icon for a shape layer.

  • Create complex layer shapes by combining or subtracting different shapes.

  • Combine vector paths to create a shape.

  • Use ...

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