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Advanced Photoshop CC for Design Professionals Digital Classroom by Jennifer Smith, AGI Creative Team

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Lesson 9: Advanced Use of the Vector Tools

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In this lesson, you’ll take your knowledge of vector tools further by building custom shapes and masks, and by applying type effects in Photoshop.

What you’ll learn in this lesson:

  • Using shapes in Photoshop
  • Importing vector graphics
  • Saving custom shapes
  • Using type as vector shapes
  • Masking with vector shapes

Starting up

Before starting, make sure that your tools and panels are consistent by resetting your preferences. See “Resetting Adobe Photoshop CC preferences” in the Starting up section of this book. You will work with several files from the advps09lessons folder in this lesson. Make sure that you have loaded the advpslessons folder onto your hard drive from www.digitalclassroombooks.com/cc/advphotoshop. See “Loading lesson files” in the Starting up section of this book.

Taking advantage of vector objects in Photoshop CC

By taking advantage of the vector tools in Photoshop, you can create scalable artwork that is useful for print, web, and application development. Vector graphics are mathematically created so you can scale them without degradation or pixelization in the image.

You probably use Adobe Illustrator for vector graphics, since it is predominantly a vector-creation application. Even though there are vector capabilities in Photoshop CC, you should continue creating most of your vector graphics in Illustrator. The ...

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