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Legacy custom shapes in Photoshop 2020

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

 

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Legacy custom shapes in Photoshop 2020

Community Beginner ,
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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Correct answer by Jeff Arola | Adobe Community Professional

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

 

ws.png

 

sha.png

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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Thank you!!!

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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

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Yes go to Window>Shapes

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Nov 29, 2019 3
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I am having this same issue.  I doubled them... I am trying to follow your steps.

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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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Jan 22, 2020 2
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Gabe you friendless wonder, it obviously is an incomplete answer. Don't be a tool. 

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Feb 05, 2020 1
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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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Feb 05, 2020 1
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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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Feb 05, 2020 2
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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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Feb 11, 2020 3
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I'm having thesame problem!!!!!

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

 

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

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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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Thanks!  That worked for me.

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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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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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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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Not in Mac OS 15.2 (Catalina)

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Sorry to hear that. You did mention you found your answer with the brusheezy pack, so given the oddities of Catalina, best not to mess with success.

 

I have a 2012 MBP and won't be going past Mojave, though I know somewhere down the line some version of Photoshop will require that I do.

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My 2016 MBP had been away yet again for repair (I am now on keyboard/top cover #5 as keyboard/top cover #4 installed in November had a faulty left speaker) while I was away in the USA over Christmas. I noticed there was an update on PS CS 2020 which had become available after I had left my MBP with Apple. I just ran this and thought I would have a look to see if "Legacy shapes and more" had popped up in the Windows pull down menu and to my surprise it had, so I now have a superfluity of Arrow shapes. 

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Are you looking at Ps 2020?

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Just go to Window>Shapes and load the Legacy Shapes and More.

 

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You don't have Legacy Shapes and More listed in the Window>Shapes panel?

You have to use Windows>Shapes since any other Shape lists like in the tool options bar don't list Legacy Shapes and More.

 

Can you post a screenshot?

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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 BrushesJeff: Windows>Shapes>Restore Legacy or Brushes

 

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All the legacy shapes except leaf trees, wild animals and boats exists, which I mean really, who needs those. This guy will give you a download and help walk you through it to get the good and necessary ones back, bad update adobe, come on.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WK9NlvUt8A    I did this and it's all good now!

How to Add Legacy Custom Shapes to Photoshop 2020 Download Legacy Shapes:- http://bit.ly/37lmcvJ . ✔👉❤ Best Web Hosting:-https://harshvardhanart.com/sitegrou...

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Thank you!

 

Adobe please restore the old custom shapes for all Mac users.

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Hello, to communicate better in the future, the place you crossed with the X is the Options bar (technically, the options panel), the toolbar (tools panel) is the one on the left side of your screen. The place you circled is the Menu, not a toolbar either...

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😄 LOL, thank you for correcting LDBDesigns. Using incorrect verbiage like this is what gets people confused as to what to do, to begin with.

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Hi, I hope I did not sound pedantic, my point is to educate on the correct terms, for everyone to get faster answers...

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You didn't sound pedantic at all. My point is that, this is a community page w/ the intent of clearing up any confuson people might have, so people need to be sure NOT to ADD to the cluster of confusion by using the incorrect verbiage.

So thank you for correcting the incorrect verbiage. 🙂 

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The real pro-tip is always in the comments. Thank you!!!

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