|In a previous tutorial, we learned to make a custom brush in PhotoshopR CS3. We made this brush from a source image of a pumpkin. We will use this same source image for our custom shape tutorial. Custom shapes are vector shapes that can be used at any size without distortion or loss of detail. This makes them good as the starting point for many different types of digital art projects. |
Our first step will be to reduce our source image to a 2-color version. There are several ways to do this but I am going to show you my favorite, quick and easy way which is to use the Save for Web dialog box. Once we have a 2-color version of our source image, we will convert it to a path and save it as a custom shape.