January 14, 2014

Demo: Top 5 Tips for Working with Vectors in Photoshop CC

Great stuff from Julieanne Kost, showing off path creation improvements, isolation mode, drag-selecting paths, path operation shortcuts, and more.

If you skipped CS6 (in which case, boy, you missed a ton of enhancements for designers), you might want to take a look at the re-engineered shape tools in “What’s New in Adobe Photoshop CS6” (vector layers begin at @ 44:45). And, you can learn about rounded rectangles and Live Shape Properties in this video: “Adobe Photoshop: Favorite Features for Photographers.”

Oh, and keep your eyes open later this week for more vector goodness from Adobe. I think you’ll be happy.

Posted by John Nack at 9:11 AM on January 14, 2014

Comments

  • polyxo — 2:30 AM on January 15, 2014

    While the added functionality looks useful, generally – I can’t help but finding implementations clumsy and needlessly complex.Most of this could be dealt with without introducing additional GUI – CAD software show how do this, e.g. by injecting some cleverness to dragging a selection rectangle. With “windows/crossing” selection one can easily target specific items from tons of overlapping shapes, no mode change by pulldown menu required. Also the requirement of a Num-Pad for boolean operation hotkey assignment seems hillarious – a simple “cycle”,functionality which gives access to all states and was bound to just a single key would do.
    No need to be disappointed on my side though, I’m on CS6 anyway.

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