Vector Using Shapes

Learn how to create and use patterns in order to create a TV scanline effect on any image you want.

2 Steps
Important Tools:
  • Custom Shapes Tool
  • Free Transform

Step 1 - Setting up the Shapes
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Guest Tutorial: Donated by z3

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Custom Shapes ToolOptions ArrowCreate a new image 500x500px.

Take out the Custom Shapes Tool. Click on the arrow (refer to the image below) and click on the "all" option.

N-sane Staff Comment:

Custom Shapes OptionsIn order to get to that menu, you must click on the arrow shown in the image to the left.

Step 2 - Placeing the Shapes
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Brushes UsedThe brushes we will be using are shown in the image to the left.

Make a new layer and "draw" one of the shapes on it.

OverviewDraw another shape. Be sure to rotate the shapes if you need too. Just keep adding and rotating until looks like it goes good together.

N-sane Staff Comment:
To rotate, enter the Free Transform ( Edit > Transform > Free Transform ) mode.

Final 1Final 2Here is just what I came up with for the tut :)

Congratulations! You have started down a long road of vectors in Photoshop!

N-sane Staff Comment:
Thank you z3 very much for the informative tutorial! One may ask what is so special about this tutorial? It is true vector! This means you can change the shapes size without a loss of quality.

To change the size of the shapes, just enter the Free Transform ( Edit > Transform > Free Transform ) mode!

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