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Nov 06, 2019

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Where's the old shapes gone from Photoshop, arrows, icons etc, things we've been using snice the start of photoshop,  Now we have boats, really? who signed that off give us back the arrows signs etc

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Go to menu Window > Shapes then click at the top right of the panel that opens and in the drop down menu choose "Legacy Shapes and More"

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Where's the old shapes gone from Photoshop, arrows, icons etc, now we have boats, really

Nov 06, 2019

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Where's the old shapes gone from Photoshop, arrows, icons etc, things we've been using snice the start of photoshop,  Now we have boats, really? who signed that off give us back the arrows signs etc

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Go to menu Window > Shapes then click at the top right of the panel that opens and in the drop down menu choose "Legacy Shapes and More"

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Nov 06, 2019

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Hi

If you still have Photoshop CC 2019 installed you can import them from here

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2019\Presets\Custom Shapes

I just imported the All.csh

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Nov 06, 2019

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No it was uninstalled by adobe tech support, when they noticed, I had older version of it still installed, I think i am goint to revert back to the 2019 versions, My graphics card isn't supported by the 2020 products any way.   

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Jan 15, 2020

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I'm wondering this myself. It is crazy to have a Tree and Boats standard in the shapes menu, but my arrows are gone? What the heck? How do I get them back?

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Jan 15, 2020

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Go to menu Window > Shapes then click at the top right of the panel that opens and in the drop down menu choose "Legacy Shapes and More"

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Jan 15, 2020

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Works fine here.

 

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Jan 22, 2020

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Thanks Dave!!!

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Jan 27, 2020

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Genius Thank you...got arrows back and a whole heap more like christmas..well not quite, but great result Cheers

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Mar 24, 2020

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I hate to say it but there is no 'shapes' option in my Window menu.

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Mar 24, 2020

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It's there for me —

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May 20, 2020

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I am wondering if Adobe plans to deprecate this feature. Do you know if this is their plan?

 

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May 20, 2020

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Why would you think that when Adobe has just added a range of additional shapes?

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May 20, 2020

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Dave thanks for the response. You're mistaken if you think Adobe 'just'
added more shapes. A GUI that changes independent of the users action is
not a good thing.

What's the point of customizable workspaces if they reset every time you
update software? What's the point of having a customizable shape palette if
the arrows and shapes you've gotten used to for so many years are, without
warning, are hidden from you? Whatever advantage customizable GUI offers is
contradicted by the wasted time on forums trying to find where tools and
features have been hidden.

We may have to disagree about this. If you can't see from my perspective,
then we don't have much to talk about.

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May 20, 2020

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Hi, the Ps team created panels that lets you organize things faster, with folders, in some cases recent items, and decided to refresh the contents with new shapes. In order to keep performance at a good level , they decided to groups the older items in a legacy folder that you can get back. 
They maybe overlooked to share more info about where one can find the legacy items, and I totally agree that they forgot to add the legacy entries in the option bar local menus, where many users go to search for them, by muscle memory. 

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May 20, 2020

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Thanks PE. I am not opposed to change. Many of Photoshops updates are cool. But, your software is a tool that needs to be dependable.

 

boss: how long will it take to add arrows and mark-up to these documents?

me: give me 25-30 minutes.

<45 minutes later>

boss: Hey, are you ready to review?

me: All my photoshop arrows and shapes are missing, not in the drop down menu in the panel either, so I need to draw them all with the pen tool, it will take longer than I thought... may be I can search the forum after work or on lunch so I am not wasting more of the companies time.

boss: haven't you been using photoshop for more than a decade?

me: yes, but that doesn't matter when tools go missing.

boss: You are my best employee. If you say the computer is wrong, not you, I believe you. <said no boss anywhere, ever>

 

 

 

 

 

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May 20, 2020

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Davscm, I thought you should know, The forum notification email didn't show the context, it looked like you were replying to me. I replied by email, but now I see you weren't even talking to me. I will leave it up because I believe my thoughts are valid.

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May 20, 2020

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Hi - No problem. I was responding to the comment on whether the shapes feature was being deprecated.

 

I agree that hiding existing functions and features is not best practice 🙂

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Jan 22, 2020

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Also note that you can drag Shapes up to the very top of the list (above all the groups), similar to how it was before. This is useful if you have several "favorite" shapes, and want to have quick access to them.

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Feb 11, 2020

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It didn't work, jsut hung up.  But I used a workaround: I had arrows from an old Photoshop file and copied a layer.

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Apr 24, 2020

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Not gone, just hidden, because nothing says, 'helping you be creative and productive' like hiding tools and features on you. Need to turn around a quick graphic with arrows? Nope, Adobe thinks it is best to waste designer's time searching their forum to discover were tools and features were moved to.

 

Anyway, helpful tip: the 'Legacy Shapes and More' are not found in the shape tool's horizontal drop down menu. You must open the shapes pallette by going to Window > Shapes.

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May 20, 2020

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Indeed, I suggest to create a thread on https://feedback.photoshop.com to request that menu entry in the local menu of the Option Bar.

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