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M: Where did my basic custom shapes go

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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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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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M: Where did my basic custom shapes go

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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.

  ShapeTool.png

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Correct answer by Chuck Uebele | Adobe Community Professional

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.

shapes.jpg

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

 

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

photoshop-custom-shape-picker.gif

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As Dave mentioned

shape1.png

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

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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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Just select the anchor point with the direct selection tool

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

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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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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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 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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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.

shapes.jpg

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Thank you so much 🙂

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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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Thank You 🙏 you saved me a lot of time !

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