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I have created a shape and selected a layer. In the Edit menu Define custom shape... is disabled.

Can any one tell what mistake I have made.

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Need more info. How did you "create a shape"? What tools did you use? Did you try selecting the path with the Selection tool first? –  Scott Dec 27 '12 at 12:14
    
i had used pentool to draw a shape...ya i tried pathselection also,,but define custom shape is in disable state only –  Rachuru Dec 27 '12 at 12:38
    
Is the path highlighted in the Path Panel? The path must be highlighted there to define a custom shape. –  Scott Dec 27 '12 at 12:39
    
yes path is highlighted only,,,,but i dont know where i am doing mistake. –  Rachuru Dec 27 '12 at 12:50
    
It looks like you did it correct. Check on the layers palette and click on the right side square thing, it should change to have white around it although it looks like it does in your screenshot. Otherwise going off your screenshot everything looks correct so if thats not it the problem isn't in your screenshot so will be very hard for us to answer. –  Ryan Dec 27 '12 at 18:43
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Select the path on the canvas with the Direct Selection Tool (white arrow). Define Custom Shape should activate for you then.

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i tried this but not getting –  Rachuru Dec 28 '12 at 6:18
    
Try performing the same steps in a fresh file. If that still doesn't work, I'm afraid something is broken with your copy of Pshop then. Time to start the hunt for corruption. –  plainclothes Dec 28 '12 at 23:59
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You need to create a "Shape layer" or "Work path" to be able to define a custom shape.

1) As first click on rectangle tool and then on shape layers selector

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2) After that draw a new layer and click with a right mouse button on that layer. You will see "Define Custom shape" option

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3) Or you can create a new layer with a pen tool

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4) And then take a "Path selection tool" and right-click this layer

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i tried like this but Define Custom Shape is in disable stare only....i dont know were i am making mistake –  Rachuru Dec 27 '12 at 13:09
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