Video tutorial: Mix vector shape layers in Photoshop CS6 for abstract effects

If you’re anything like me, when you’re thinking of creating things that will mainly consist of flat graphics, you’ll instantly switch to Illustrator for its precise drawing capabilities. However, if it’s quick and simple results that you’re after, then you might be quicker using the new vector shape layers functionality in Photoshop CS6.

Don’t be put off by the fact that some of Photoshop’s tools are aimed more squarely at photographers either. Interesting results can be achieved by using Photoshop’s Content-Aware Move tool in conjunction with the precision of flat vector layers. Watch on as Photoshop tries its hardest to work out what to do, often resulting in very random but interesting effects.

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