M: Where did my basic custom shapes go

Explorer ,
Nov 21, 2019 Nov 21, 2019

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I'm on the latest version of Photoshop CC 2019.  I select custom shape (I want to create a talk bubble) but my basic shapes seem to be gone.  All I get is Tree Leaves, Wild Animals, Boats and Flowers...what gives? I tried to reset default shapes and it just gave me the same choices.

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Adobe Community Professional , Nov 21, 2019 Nov 21, 2019

Hi

Open the Shapes panel (Window >Shapes). Click at the top right of the panel and in the drop down menu choose "Legacy Shapes and More"

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Nov 21, 2019 Nov 21, 2019

Click on Window in the main menubar, then select "Shapes." In the flyout menu, select "Legacy shapes and more." Find the folder where the shapes that you want are in, and select them from there.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 21, 2019 Nov 21, 2019

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Hi

Open the Shapes panel (Window >Shapes). Click at the top right of the panel and in the drop down menu choose "Legacy Shapes and More"

 

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Explorer ,
Nov 21, 2019 Nov 21, 2019

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Thanks Dave, seems to have done the trick...funny thing in PS 2020, but you gave the solution

 

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Explorer ,
Nov 21, 2019 Nov 21, 2019

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To follow-up, this is the shape picker I cannot find:

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Guest
Nov 21, 2019 Nov 21, 2019

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As Dave mentioned

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New Here ,
Mar 31, 2022 Mar 31, 2022

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Help. I've done everything mentioned and can not find an option for "Legacy Shapes and more" What am I missing. I am using Photoshop 2022 and I'm tired of wasting my time looking for things that used to be there for the past 10 years.

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 31, 2022 Mar 31, 2022

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@patriciamcgrath1270 wrote:

Help. I've done everything mentioned and can not find an option for "Legacy Shapes and more" What am I missing. I am using Photoshop 2022 and I'm tired of wasting my time looking for things that used to be there for the past 10 years.


 

What version do you have open (not installed)? The Shapes panel (Window menu, not options bar) with Legacy Shapes and More in the panel menu was introduced with PS 2020.

 

Show a screen shot if you don't see it.

 

Jane

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Explorer ,
Mar 31, 2022 Mar 31, 2022

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It may be helpful to search for this exact YouTube video called: Adobe Photoshop 2022 - Where to find (legacy) shapes, published by YouTube user Ramon van Bedaf. 

 

(I don't know if I can post YouTube links here and don't wish to risk sending my post to moderation for that reason.)

 

On a related note, it might be nice if Adobe simply moved anything "legacy" automatically into our Creative Cloud library so we aren't relying on the actual Photoshop app user interface to find them. 

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New Here ,
Apr 28, 2022 Apr 28, 2022

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This might bee too late but I had the same issue as you until I did the following. Go to the menu, then Window>shapes. Once that box is there you will only see options for useless things like animals and what not, but lick on the three lines at the top right of that little box. There should be an option to select legacy shapes and then you'll have it in your selection!

 

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New Here ,
Apr 28, 2022 Apr 28, 2022

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I apologize for the typos, that was rough to read through myself.

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 21, 2019 Nov 21, 2019

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See my previous post . To add the legacy shapes use Window >Shapes panel

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Explorer ,
Nov 21, 2019 Nov 21, 2019

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I found my shapes, thank you Dave.  Now I seem to not be able to adjust where the point is pointing.  I want the point on the left, but I can't seem to drag the vectors about.  Any suggestions?

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Guest
Nov 21, 2019 Nov 21, 2019

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Just select the anchor point with the direct selection tool

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 21, 2019 Nov 21, 2019

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As Ged says - use the direct selection tool (white arrow)

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Explorer ,
Nov 21, 2019 Nov 21, 2019

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Yes, I tried that but it only moved the entire shape.  But then I clicked inside the image and the anchor points became active.

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Nov 21, 2019 Nov 21, 2019

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When you first draw the shape all the anchor points will be active, just click once on the anchor point you want to move with the direct selection tool so that point is the only active one and then click again to drag

All active points are blue, non active are white

All anchor points active

2019-11-21 16_40_50-Untitled-1 @ 118% (Talk 9 1, RGB_8) _.png

Only one active anchor point

2019-11-21 16_41_11-Untitled-1 @ 118% (Talk 9 1, RGB_8) _.png

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New Here ,
Nov 21, 2019 Nov 21, 2019

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 I used to have several shapes with the shapes tool, even basic ones such as arrows, stars etc... but in

Photoshop 2020, I don't find them anymore.


​Are they still there? and how can I get them back?

 

I check the panel and there is no options to load.

Also, I tried to reset to default but it loads several times the same folders and can't even delete them?

 

Do you have a link to download them again (for free) so I can import them back?

 

And how can you delete a shape folder if the option is grayed out?

thank you

 

 

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 21, 2019 Nov 21, 2019

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Click on Window in the main menubar, then select "Shapes." In the flyout menu, select "Legacy shapes and more." Find the folder where the shapes that you want are in, and select them from there.

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New Here ,
Nov 22, 2019 Nov 22, 2019

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Thank you so much 🙂

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Explorer ,
Dec 04, 2019 Dec 04, 2019

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Thank you for this answer. What a curious decision to replace the default shapes that have been there since before I can remember with a selection of trees and boats. Why not just leave the "legacy" shapes in there by default in their own tidy folder so people don't have to scratch their heads and go to help forums? 

 

Anyway, thanks again for the insight. 

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Explorer ,
Aug 11, 2020 Aug 11, 2020

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Thank You 🙏 you saved me a lot of time !

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New Here ,
Aug 22, 2020 Aug 22, 2020

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Some of the things that software developers (generally) do, never ceases to amaze me.  Why on earth, would Adobe not have put the legacy shapes as default in the dropdown selector?  Why?  Yet another waste of my time trying to figure out what went wrong!  I'm guessing that developers at Microsoft and Adobe are one and the same thing, right?

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New Here ,
Dec 07, 2021 Dec 07, 2021

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Hi I have done everything here and see the legacy folder but it does not open import or anything. I clicked in the four lines, I right click on the folder. What am I missing?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 07, 2021 Dec 07, 2021

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@Kathy K. 

Can you please show a screenshot of your Shapes panel (Window menu > Shapes) with the panel menu open and the Legacy Shapes folders expanded?

 

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