SAVING A CUSTOM SHAPE
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.
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
Select the shape with the shape selection tool and right click.