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On my Mac, how do I restore my legacy shapes in Photoshop 2020? I'm missing the basics shapes such as arrows, bubbles, etc
I deleted my older version of Photoshop assuming the new version would already include them.
Click to open the Shapes panel menu, and choose Legacy Shapes and More. That will add preset groups to the Shapes panel. Then expand or reorganize the preset groups so that you can get to the shapes you want in a way that's most efficient for you. For example, you might choose to move your favorite shapes into a group that you keep at the top of the panel list.
UPDATE: If you can’t open the Shapes panel menu because it is not there, that menu appears only in the Shapes panel (choose Window > Shapes), not when you see the list of shapes provided in other parts of Photoshop such as the options bar. This is consistent with Gradients, Patterns, Swatches, etc. in Photoshop: You manage the list in its panel, which you open by choosing its name from the Window menu.
I'm having the same problem but this solution doesn't help me. I'm using Windows 10. I don't have a choice for 'Legacy Shapes and More'. (see screengrab) and I clicked 'Restore Default Shapes' several times which just repeated the files that were there. Any help?
You need to access it from the Window menu
THANK YOU! 🙂
You're welcome 🙂
OMG thank you.
can you please tell me how to SAVE these changes? I did this last time and i opened up Adobe and had to do this all over again!! Thanks
Thank you so much - VERY HELPFUL 🙂
Finally! THANK YOU!!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
It's enough to drive you bonkers, isn't it? They move basic arrows and grids, but leave with flowers and boats. What????
I think this should be marked the correct answer personally, thank you so much! Saved me from my confusion.
Is there a way on a PD to have it show the ACTUAL shape like in the past, instead of files and descriptions like "Symbols" and "Tiles"?
No such option for Photoshop 2021.
Does the Photoshop team actually swap these things out based on actual usage? I mean I never use any of these new shapes. And now the option for the legacy is gone.
I hope it's not to move people to grab shapes and whatnot in another program people have to pay for or ANOTHER application we have to install.
Come on Adobe, why do you make peoples' lives difficult? Already spent 10 minutes which is a huge waste and worth coming here to vent my frustration as it's the stupidest thing you guys did to date. It's not even a bug. It makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.
I just checked my Photoshop 2021 and they are still in the exact place shown, after choosing Legacy Shapes and More from the panel menu.
It seems to be still the same in my 2021 install. It's frustrating, but yes the option should be there still.
Hit Windows > Shapes, then use the little Shapes sidebar panel.
Hit the 4-line hamburger menu on the top right on the Shapes panel and you should see it.
Wow, I completly missed that, thanks!
Hi Adobe Team,
Can you please keep it simple, why do you need to remove it in the normal/default menu/panel and put all in a folder under a folder and another folder!
KEEP IT SIMPLE!
WHY does Adobe do these things????
I use a grid shape all the time to set up warps on smart objects, but no! I need a folder full of flowers and boats! That's what the world really needs!
I should bill them every time they wreck my workflow, change default buttons, and take away features that have been consistent for the last decade with no way to revert. /rant
I don't have the option in the window panel, either. Just this big old empty window. Please help!
It's the little "hamburger" menu in the top right on that panel. Open up the legacy shapes. You can yank them out of that sub-folder if you wish.