I was wishing to achieve [and Define] a custom EMPTY shape, but after creating this hideous fish with Paths, Pen Tool, Direct Selection Tool and Stroke Path [Brush 15px], my custom shape has been saved «full», namely all black! Why?

Please, can you tell me how to achieve an empty shape with Photoshop?

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You must create the outline path of the shape.

  • If the shape is in an empty layer, holding Cmd (Mac) or Ctrl (Windows), click the layer thumbnail to load the transparency selection
  • From the Paths Panel Menu, choose Make Work Path...
  • Use this path to create the outline shape


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