Convert a Path to a Shape Layer in Photoshop

by Jake Rocheleau
on October 20, 2014

Among many powerful tools in Photoshop is the king of kings: the pen tool. This tool is shrouded by personal anecdotes of confusion and frustration. Although creating paths with the pen tool is difficult at first, the process becomes easier with practice and is well worth the effort. Every path is vector-based which means you can scale it larger or smaller without any quality loss.

But paths can be very frustrating if you don’t know how to use them. I’d like to cover the process of converting a path into a shape layer. In case you didn’t already know, shape layers are merely paths that can hold fills & outlines. This also means you can apply layer effects and even filters if you convert the same into a smart object. Note that a path is merely a series of points like an outline which can become a selection. It’s the raw material of shapes but not quite a shape in-itself.

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October iStock Promo Codes – 2014

by brantwilson
on October 1, 2014

15% OFF iStock Promo Code
15% OFF iStock Promo Code

*Updated October 2014* iStockphoto has recently updated their pricing structure and given Bittbox readers this new discounts. These iStock promo codes have been tested and guaranteed to work. Save up to 15% Off 18+ Credits with this iStock coupon code. For more iStock promo codes please visit our friends at Vecteezy.

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Please leave a comment below and let us know how much you saved if you use this. I just saved $149 on credits! How much did you save?

PhotoSpin Review: Finally – Quality Photos at an Affordable Price

by Lloyd Callahan
on September 12, 2014

PhotoSpin launched the first subscription based services for stock images back in 1999 and has been around ever since. The company was developed by, and continues to be managed by, creative professionals; photographers and graphic designers who believe in offering good quality images for reasonable prices. Their library currently consists of millions of quality photos and illustrations and grows daily with contributions from some of the world’s most renowned artists and photographers. In addition to offering jpeg and vector files, PhotoSpin also offers unique system fonts.
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