Placing a custom shape

A custom shape, representing a golf ball balanced on a tee, has been created for you. In this scenario, the tournament organizers intend to print this image on various types of collateral items—mailing letterheads, registration forms, advertisements, name tags, T-shirts, Web pages, and so forth—that may be printed in different sizes and colors.

You'll now load that shape into your Custom Shape picker and then use it in your poster for the golf tournament.

1 In the toolbox, select the custom shape tool ( ), hidden under the polygon tool (■*')•

2 In the tool options bar, click the pop-up arrow for the Shape option to open the custom-shape picker. Then click the arrow button on the right side of the picker to open the palette menu, and choose Load Shapes.

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3 In the Load dialog box, go to the Lessons/Lesson10 folder on your hard disk and select Golfball.csh. Click Load.

4 Select the golf-ball shape at the bottom of the custom-shape picker (you may need to scroll or drag the corner of the picker to see the shape), and press Enter. Holding down Shift constrains the shape to its original proportions.

5 In the tool options bar, select the Shape Layers option (n)—the first of the three buttons on the left side of the tool options bar.

6 Make sure that the foreground color is white (or select white now), and then hold down Shift and drag diagonally in the image window to draw and size the shape.

A new layer, Shape 2, is automatically created.

7 Adjust the golf-ball shape as needed:

• To move the shape, select the path selection tool ( 0 and drag it into position so that the bottom of the golf tee is just to the right of the word moon.

• To resize the shape, choose Edit > Free Transform, and Shift-drag one of the corner handles. The golf ball should be about half the height of the poster.

8 When you are satisfied with the golf-ball image, press Enter or click the Dismiss Target Path button (y ) on the tool options bar (if it is available).

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