Is it possible to give different colors for shapes that's all under one layer. Basically i am trying create a vector icon in Photoshop though I know its possible through Illustrator. Is it possible to turn that circle shape in some other color? All needs to be in same layer and vector. I felt myself this question tricky.

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  • Only if it's in another layer. Or depending on how you're going to use it, you could clipping mask a color layer over the the existing circle.
    – Joonas
    Jul 23, 2015 at 8:25
  • Not sure if this is related, but it may be: graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/17865/…
    – Scott
    Jul 23, 2015 at 10:37
  • Thanks for your reply. It is seems like we can't give different colors for different shapes in a layer.
    – Satz
    Jul 29, 2015 at 11:10

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No, It is not possible for a vector layer to have different colors for different shapes in Photoshop. Although if you want to retain the vector, you can make a smart object and place all your vector layer shapes as different layers in it.


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