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Legacy custom shapes in Photoshop 2020

Community Beginner ,
Nov 09, 2019 Nov 09, 2019

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Anyone know how to get to the legacy custom shapes? I don't really need a silhouette of a gorilla, but some of those geometric shapes and word bubbles were things I used all the time and now they seem to be gone. Thanks!

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Adobe Community Professional , Nov 09, 2019 Nov 09, 2019
If you go Window>Shapes you can load the Legacy Shapes and More.  

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Community Beginner , Jan 09, 2020 Jan 09, 2020
Thank you so much Jeff, although it took me a minute to realise you meant the 'Window' menu on the toolbar.  I'm sure I'm not alone here.  I kept opening the shape menu on the 'Custom Shape' toolbar.  See screenshot folks, just in case!!  We're all in a hurry these days so it slipped past me too the first time.  FYI its happing for the Brushes too but same solution!Jeff: Windows>Shapes>Restore Legacy or Brushes

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 09, 2019 Nov 09, 2019

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If you go Window>Shapes you can load the Legacy Shapes and More.

 

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 09, 2019 Nov 09, 2019

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Thank you!!!

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New Here ,
Nov 29, 2019 Nov 29, 2019

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I don't have this as an option on my version of PS (v21.0.1). When I clicked "Restore Default Shapes...." it just doubled the folders "Leaf Trees, Wild Animals, Boats, Flowers". I also can't find a download or import of the legacy shapes... any suggestions?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 29, 2019 Nov 29, 2019

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Yes go to Window>Shapes

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New Here ,
Jan 01, 2020 Jan 01, 2020

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I am having this same issue.  I doubled them... I am trying to follow your steps.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 22, 2020 Jan 22, 2020

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Hey, don't be a bonehead. There are many, many people having trouble finding this EVEN after following the so called instructions. 

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Participant ,
Feb 05, 2020 Feb 05, 2020

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Gabe you friendless wonder, it obviously is an incomplete answer. Don't be a tool. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 05, 2020 Feb 05, 2020

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The reason one poster had problems  is because he did not have the latest minor update with the "legacy shape" menu option.

 

So "check for updates" is a tad more helpful.

 

Flaming others for "not following directions" isn't and in fact is rude. That's just a Moderator's opinion. 😉

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 05, 2020 Feb 05, 2020

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If only you started with that markedup screenshot instead of your condescending remarks to me and other posters here, this discussion would have ended long ago. Work on your forum manners.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 11, 2020 Feb 11, 2020

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Yes, it is the case because you are not in the shapes panel, but in the option bar, and you did not select the legacy shapes, but restore default shapes option.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 15, 2020 Mar 15, 2020

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I'm having thesame problem!!!!!

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New Here ,
Dec 09, 2019 Dec 09, 2019

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I tried the Windows -- Shapes BUT "legacy shapes" only loads the trees and animals again. Where are the usual arrows and bubbles and frames, etc.?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 09, 2019 Dec 09, 2019

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After you load Legacy Shapes and More, click on All Legacy Default Shapes.

 

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New Here ,
Dec 10, 2019 Dec 10, 2019

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thank you Jeff, I finally found it.. wow.  For others looking, it is important to use the Windows Menu and Shapes; it doesn't show up in the Shapes panel for the tool.

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New Here ,
Dec 17, 2019 Dec 17, 2019

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thanks all , faced the same problem. And Adobe support asked me to reinstall PS or to copy the shapes from the older PS version in to the 2020 . Strange 

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 22, 2020 Jan 22, 2020

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Adobe Support has gone down hill... Adobe has gone down hill.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 11, 2020 Feb 11, 2020

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Lynette, you mean it is important that you use the shapes panel that you get from the menu Windows>Shapes, and NOT the drop down visible in the option bar.

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New Here ,
Apr 09, 2020 Apr 09, 2020

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Thanks!  That worked for me.

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 13, 2021 Jul 13, 2021

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Found the same. This is the stupidist thing to have to go through. Adobe can be so counter productive!

 

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New Here ,
Jan 14, 2020 Jan 14, 2020

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Thank you so much for this! How to find these shapes is definitely not intuitive. I called Adobe support and they weren't helpful. 

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Explorer ,
Jan 04, 2020 Jan 04, 2020

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Any suggestions for the Mac version of Photoshop CC 2020? I still have the application support files for CC2019, so I suspect the shapes will be somewhere in there but some help on the folder location would be most useful if anyone can point me in the correct direction. 

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Explorer ,
Jan 04, 2020 Jan 04, 2020

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Sadly the location for custom shapes in PS CC 2019, which I found under Applications/Adobe Photoshop 2019/Presets is empty, so must have been deleted during the update to 2020. Removing the sensible custom shapes like arrows and replacing them with things like flowers and trees seems a retrograde step for professional photographers. I downloaded a free set of custom arrow shapes from https://www.brusheezy.com/shapes/49547-abundant-arrow-shapes-pack and then used the import custom shapes tool (in the "cog" toolbox when you open the custom shapes tool) to import the csh arrows shapes library file. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 04, 2020 Jan 04, 2020

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The 2019 Shapes are in the Legacy Shapes and More folder, but go to Window > Shapes and load that folder from the Panel menu if you don't see it.

 

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Jan 04, 2020 Jan 04, 2020

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Not in Mac OS 15.2 (Catalina)

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