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When you have a vector shape you want to save as a permanent custom shape in Photoshop, simply select the shape then go under the Edit menu and choose Define Custom Shape. You can also right-click the path and choose Define Custom Shape form the pop-up menu. Then just give the shape a name when prompted.

Posted by Corey Barker

Corey is an education and curriculum developer for KelbyOne. He is a graduate of the Ringling School of Art & Design in Sarasota, FL, with a degree in Illustration. Over the years, Corey has worked as a graphic artist in a variety of disciplines such as illustration, commercial design, large format printing, motion graphics, web design and photography. His expertise in Photoshop and Illustrator have earned him numerous awards in illustration, graphic design and photography. Using Photoshop since version 2, his expertise and creativity have evolved exponentially with every new version, which makes Corey an invaluable addition to the KelbyOne team.

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  3. I created my shape-a little french style frame,
    selected the layer
    tried edit, but the define shape is not available.
    tried to click the little arrow from the shapes palette, saved, but the image still isnt in the palette.

    I’m using cs5.-any suggestions