If your work requires art or design of any type, then you know how important it is to have distinct shapes in images and photos. Clear shapes help you create striking scenes and convey amazing messages that you wouldn’t have been able to without them. One of the best ways to add a greater presence to your image is to have strong lines and points that come together to create a perfect shape.

When you’re using an image editing tool, like Photoshop, it’s very important to ensure that you know how to make these strong shapes, otherwise you won’t be able to include them in your images. Here’s how you can create a triangle in Photoshop.

What is Photoshop

Photoshop is a popular image editing tool. While you might know that you can add effects to a photograph or remove an object from an image, you can also create graphics from scratch. Many digital artists and designers have used it for this reason, and if you use it, you’ll find that image manipulation isn’t the only thing the program can do. You can create a graphics layer to add to an image or design a whole background, all without leaving the program. It’s important to know how to make different shapes in the program to do this.

How to Create a Triangle in Photoshop

There are multiple ways of creating a triangle in Photoshop and some of them are easier than others.

Using the Polygon Tool

1. Launch Photoshop and begin with a black canvas.

2. At the top of the screen, there are a few tabs. Click on the one labeled “Layer.” A menu will appear.

3. On the menu, select “New” so that you can have a new layer.

4. On the menu on the left side of the screen, click on the rectangle icon. This is the “Shape Tools” option that you’ll need to use.

5. Now, on the new window, set the shape option to “Polygon” and make sure the star option says, “No.”

6. Then, select the Shape option. You can now draw the triangle shape on your canvas.

7. In the left menu, you can select the color and fill that you want the triangle to have.

You’ll be able to create whatever type of triangle you want with this method.

Using the Pen Tool

1. Launch Photoshop and begin with a black canvas.

2. At the top of the screen, there are a few tabs. Click on the one labeled “View” and a menu will appear.

3. On the menu, select “Show Grid” and a grid will appear on your canvas.

4. Now, select the pen tool from the menu on the left. The icon resembles a pen.

5. Now, you’ll need to select a few options to ensure the shape turns out correctly. On the menu, select your Shape Layer. Once you do that, add a fill color if you want the triangle to be a specific color. Then you’ll need to set the Stroke to “No color.”

6. Now, click on a place on your canvas to begin the triangle.

7. Click on a second pace to make the second side of the triangle in relation to the first place you clicked.

8. Click on a third place.

9. Click on the first place you click and make sure that this is the line that closes off the triangle.

10. You can now resize the triangle by clicking on the corners and minimizing or maximizing the shape.

With both of these methods, you can easily make the triangle that you need and still have the creative options to change the fill color or outline color. You can even skip these and have a plain triangle.