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Missing Old Photoshop Shapes

Explorer ,
Nov 13, 2019 Nov 13, 2019

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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.

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Adobe Community Professional , Nov 14, 2019 Nov 14, 2019
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 > S...

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 09, 2020 Apr 09, 2020

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I agree....  what used to be a simple click to get to a large variety of shapes is now a completely unnecessary SERIES of steps to get to a large variety of shapes.  And the ''default'' is trees and boats????  WTF???  Why does Adobe feel that it's necessary to make simple things more complicated/convulated???

 

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New Here ,
Jan 31, 2020 Jan 31, 2020

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Thank you! This is very helpful. I wish the shapes were visible instead of the list of folders, but at least they're accessible now.

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Participant ,
Jan 31, 2020 Jan 31, 2020

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Good news to you then! You can drag them out of the folders or make new folders. Customize it as you like.

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New Here ,
Jan 31, 2020 Jan 31, 2020

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Sweet! Thank you! You brightened my day. 🙂

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 23, 2020 Mar 23, 2020

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Again Photoshop shipped with live bugs and relied on the community to be the bug testers.
Sort it out Photoshop team!! 

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New Here ,
Feb 10, 2021 Feb 10, 2021

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Why mine either doesn't  have "Legacy shapes... " option? I have been trying to figure that out for hours and still don't know how to get all the shapes. Please help 

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Guest
Feb 11, 2021 Feb 11, 2021

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Hi

Can you post a screenshot of the Shapes Panel, are you going to Window > Shapes and accessing the panel from there

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Participant ,
Feb 11, 2021 Feb 11, 2021

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It's the sidebar panel. Windows > Shapes, like what Ged posted, then then folder for Legacy Shapes and More.

I actually made my own folder to bring them up where I wanted them after I got the ones I used.

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New Here ,
May 26, 2021 May 26, 2021

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Oh my god! You saved my day or even week! I`ve searched for this for ages! Thank you so much!! 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 26, 2021 May 26, 2021

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I can't actually see who ha awoken this old thread, but seeing as someone has, I'd like to give a shout out to the Search Bar.  If it is not turned on then do so, because it really is a useful tool for finding your way through possibly hundreds of shapes.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 28, 2021 Jun 28, 2021

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Hi,

I'm new to the forum but not Photoshop which is probably a handicap as I have a well trodden workflow. Is everyone saying then that selecting shapes has an extra step now by searching through loads of folders unless you create your own folder and put shapes in if you think you are going to use them at some point? It sounds like I can't just select shapes from the top and select the shape any more which may sound like a small task but does add up after a few years? Not sure why this is better now if this is the case.

 

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New Here ,
Jun 28, 2021 Jun 28, 2021

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Hey Dom!

 

Yeah, that's pretty much the size of it. BUT you can build your own set of quick access shapes by not putting them into a folder, but just dragging them into the open space below the folders - that's in the Shapes panel.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 28, 2021 Jun 28, 2021

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Thanks Brandon, that's helpful I will give it a go,

Dom

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