Change the color of all shapes in a layer –
- In the Expert mode, double-click the thumbnail of the shape layer in the Layers panel.
- Select a new color and click OK. If the color of a shape doesn’t change when you pick a new color, check to see if the layer has a layer style (represented by a style icon in the Layers panel). Some layer styles override the base color of a shape.
How can I change the color of a shape?
Change the border color –
Select the shape or text box border. When you do that, the Drawing Tools appear. If you want to change multiple shapes or text boxes, click the first shape or text box, and then press and hold Ctrl while you click the other shapes or text boxes. On the Drawing Tools Format tab, click Shape Outline and, under Theme Colors, pick the color you want. To change the border to a color that isn’t in the theme colors
Select the shape or text box. On the Drawing Tools Format tab, click Shape Outline, and then click More Outline Colors, In the Colors box, either click the color that you want on the Standard tab, or mix your own color on the Custom tab. Custom colors and colors on the Standard tab aren’t updated if you later change the document theme.
Tip: In PowerPoint, you can also change the border color by clicking Shape Outline (on the Home tab, in the Drawing group).
How do I change the color of an outline in Photoshop?
Set the inner and outline color, pattern, or gradient using the Fill and Stroke tool The Fill and Stroke tool lets you add colors, patterns, or gradients inside an object or on its outline.
Select the object using the Selection tool or the Direct Selection tool, Click the Fill and Stroke tool in the toolbar, the Properties panel, the Control panel or the Color panel. Double-click Fill for object fill and Stroke for outline. Once you select a color from the Color panel at display, it will automatically get applied on the selected object.
: Set the inner and outline color, pattern, or gradient using the Fill and Stroke tool
How to change the color of rectangular marquee tool in Photoshop?
The rectangular marquee tool counts among the most often tools in Photoshop. Whether it’s making a selection, cropping out an image, or adding a color fill, you’ll frequently find yourself turning to the marquee tool. Fortunately, mastering this tool is dead easy.
- Even a complete beginner can attain professional grade mastery within a few minutes This tutorial will teach you how to use the rectangular marquee tool.
- For more detailed tutorials, check out this course on Photoshop selections and masks,
- How to Use the Rectangular Marquee Tool One of the great things about Photoshop is the number of methods it offers to perform a single task.
Take selections, for instance. You can make a selection with the magic wand tool, the lasso tool, or the marquee tool. The marquee tool itself offers four options:
Rectangular marquee tool: Used to create rectangular/square selections Elliptical marquee tool: Used to create elliptical/circular selections Single row marquee tool: Creates a 1 pixel high selection that spans the width of the image Single column marquee tool: Creates a 1 pixel wide selection that spans the height of the image
The rectangular marquee tool finds heaviest use among these. As we will see below, you can use it to make selections, crop out images, add fill layers and more. Making a Selection with the Rectangular Marquee Tool This tutorial demonstrates the simplest function of the marquee tool: to create a selection. Step 2: Select the rectangular marquee tool. It will be the second icon from the top in the toolbox on the left. If you click and hold on this icon, you should be able to see the rest of the three selection options (elliptical, single row and single column). Step 3: With the rectangular marquee tool selected, click and drag a box around any part of the image (in this case, the otter’s head). The blinking black and white lines indicate that a selection has been made. We can now modify this selection as per our requirements. Cropping a Selection The rectangular marquee tool is frequently used to crop a part of the image. In the above example, we’ve already selected the part we want to crop. All we need to do now is press C or click the ‘Crop Tool’ icon in the toolbox. You will see the selected part highlighted against the rest of the image, like this: If you hit ENTER, Photoshop will crop out the rest of the image. Of course, you can achieve the same results by using the Crop Tool directly (remember what we said about multiple methods to do the same thing in Photoshop?). This method just gives you more flexibility since you can do multiple things with the selection. Cutting a Selection Suppose instead of cropping, we want to remove the selected part entirely from the image. Doing this is straightforward as well: just make the selection and press CTRL + V or go to Edit -> Cut. This should be the result: The selected part is now stored in your clipboard. You can go ahead and paste it into a new document. Adding a Color Fill to a Selection So far, we’ve used the marquee tool for “destructive” processes – cropping and cutting parts of an image. But you can also use this tool for “additive” processes where you add some color or effect to a selection. Step 1: In a blank document, press CTRL + SHIFT + N to create a new layer (alternatively, go to Layer -> New -> Layer). Step 2: Make sure that the new layer is selected. Then use the marquee tool to draw a selection box anywhere on the canvas. Step 3: Press SHIFT + F5 or go to Edit -> Fill. This will open the color fill dialog box. Step 4: Select any color you want and hit OK. Your selection will now be filled with your color. Using Photoshop to enhance your photos? This course on Photoshop for photographers might come in handy! Adding a Stroke to a Selection Instead of adding a color fill, we can also add a color border to a selection (called stroke in Photoshop parlance). The procedure is the same except for a couple of deviations. Step 1: Press CTRL + SHIFT + N to create a new layer. Step 2: Use the rectangular marquee tool to make your selection. Step 3: Go to Edit -> Stroke. This will bring up the Stroke menu. Select a color and width of your choice. You can also change the location of the stroke to inside, center, or outside. Hit OK. You should see something like this: This way, you can add a number of different effects to a selection. For example, you can make a selection, then add a new gradient or fill layer from the Layers panel to create different effects. You can change the hue/saturation of the selected parts of the image, and so on. Let’s consider this option in detail:
Feather: Change this option to create boxes with rounded corners. You can create an elliptical selection by choosing a feather value of 50px. Style – Normal: This creates a standard rectangular selection with flexible size. Style – Fixed Ratio: This creates a selection with a fixed ratio. For example, to create a selection twice as wide as it is high, enter width: 2, and height: 1. Style – Fixed Size: This creates a rectangular selection of a specific size. If I enter 200px for both the width and height and click anywhere on the canvas, it will automatically create a square selection of 200px. Selection Option – Add to Selection: You’ll see four selection option at the very left. The first of these is a normal selection. The second option is to add to selection, Use this option to expand an existing selection. For example, you can create a shape like this simply by adding to an existing 200x200px selection:
Selection Option – Subtract from Selection: This option allows you to subtract from an existing selection. For example, by subtracting this selection from our existing shape: We get this:
Selection Option – Intersect with Selection: Use this option to create a selection that intersects with an existing selection. That is, it selects parts that are common to both selection. For example, the square intersecting the shape shown below will create a selection of the common parts, like this:
Refine Edge: This option is used to fine tune the selection. Refine Edge is a rather complicated selection option that is beyond the scope of this tutorial. You can learn more about it in this course on advanced Photoshop CS6,
This concludes our tutorial on the rectangular marquee tool in Photoshop. You should now have a basic understanding of how this tool works and how you can use it to create complicated selections. For further learning, check out this course on the foundations of Photoshop,
Why can’t I change the color of a shape in Photoshop?
After creating a shape in Photoshop, you might not have the right color that you’re looking for. Luckily there are a variety of easy ways to change the color of any shape you create. From solid colors to gradients, there is a ton of options to suit your style.
- Let’s start things off with the most basic way of changing the color of a shape in Photoshop.
- To change the color of a shape in Photoshop, select your shape layer in the Layer Panel, then press U to activate the shape tool.
- In the upper settings bar, a “Fill” option will appear.
- Clicking on the Fill setting, pick a new color from the provided color swatches to apply to your shape.
This easy method allows you to change the color of a shape in seconds, but this only covers the tip of the iceberg. So let’s dive into this process more in-depth to provide you with the most color-changing options!
Why can’t I fill a rectangle in Photoshop?
1 Correct answer You have a layer selected when you chose the tool. You’re in mask mode. Deselect all layers and you’ll get the shape tool.
Why can’t I fill my shape in Photoshop?
You need to add a new path and copy the Mask Path to the Shape Path parameter, then the fill will work.
Which tool creates a rectangle which you can customize the sides?
Answer: The Flash Toolbar includes several tools for quickly creating simple geometric vector shapes. They are easy to use; you just click and drag on the Stage to create the shapes. The Rectangle tool creates rectangles with square or rounded sides. The Oval tool creates circular shapes such as ovals and circles.