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Simple vector shapes
The new Custom Shapes tool doesn't turn Photoshop into an Illustrator replacement or a CorelDRAW competitor, but if you're moving from editing images to creating artwork, the ability to add lines, shapes and objects for which you can set the stroke and fill is certainly useful. You can already put images inside text; now you can put images, colours and gradients inside shapes as well. We've used a gradient fill on the scissors and on the outline of the tick and a simple colour fill inside the tick. Features like this expand the range of what you can achieve without leaving Photoshop, which could boost your productivity.