Shapes & Shape Layer Controls:

Difference between creating a Path and a Shape

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A Shape Layer can be used as a Clipping Layer to control the layer directly above it: this layer may be an image, gradient layer or a number of objects combined into a Smart Object.

 

 

 

 

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Shape to mask a gradient layer that can be altered later

Shapes can be edited in the following ways: Edit shapes

                                                         

 

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