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Access the font menu in any program and scroll to the bottom to see if you have Webdings loaded on your system. If you don't, you can download a copy of the font from Microsoft by visiting www.microsoft.com/typography/fontpack/default.htm.

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Figure 8-31 Photoshop ships with a wide variety of custom shapes, including these.

TRY IT To use a dingbat in your design, first make sure the font family of dingbats is loaded on your system. Make sure the Type tool is selected and select the font dingbat's name from the list of available fonts in the Options bar.

Begin typing in an open file to see the dingbats for each letter. The following illustration shows how I typed a capital N using the Webdings font to get this drawing of an eye. To make the icon easier to edit and change as needed, I can convert it from being a bitmap font dingbat into a resolution-independent vector shape.

TRY IT To convert type to shapes, select the type layer in the Layers palette and choose Layer I Type I Convert To Shapes.

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