Making Custom Shapes
This little trick is a neat way of creating detailed custom shapes.
We're going to start with a image like this:
(by DRZOIDBE at clantemplates.com)
The first thing we have to do is to select the object we want to turn into a custom shape only. Wich is Leela in this case.
So select the magic wand tool and use these settings:
Click on the background (not on Leela) to select the area around her. But as you can see, there's still an unselected area between her arm and body, so you have to hold shift and click inside that area to select that too:
When that's done, press "shift + ctrl + i" to invert the selection (or right click on the selection and select "Select Inverse").
Only Leela should be selected now.
Right click on the selection and select "Make Work Path..." like this:
Set the tolerance to 1. (Less tolerance = more detail)
Now, go to Edit->Define Custom Shape...
Name it whatever you feel like naming it and you're shape is good to go!
You can find it here:
Here's a sample of the shape (and 2 other ones) in action:
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