Photoshop: Convert any shape into a live shape [rectangle]

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All our designs made before live shape feature came into play include rectangles, rounded rectangles, buttons, frames and other elements. We can't take advantage of the live shape rounding and other because there is no way to convert existing shapes  into live shapes. UX/UI/Web designers will find it very useful.





Feature:
Layers panel Menu Item - Convert to live shape [rectangle].

Keeps the layer's:
  • name
  • position
  • size
  • order in the layers palette
  • filters
  • Blending mode, opacity, fill, transparency mode
  • lock parameters
  • layer links
  • grouping
Converts:
  • Stroke filter into a live shape's stroke while keeping the settings. (Stroke filter is than disabled while not needed)
Possible use cases
  • discarding rounded corners on existing shapes
  • refactoring of the existing designs
  • batch - convert multiple normal shapes into live shapes using scripting
  • undo the live shape - normal shape conversion even after there is no undo's left, or the document was saved/loaded
  • feel free to post your user case in the comments below
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Valerii Mamedov

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Posted 2 years ago

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Max Johnson, Champion

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Agreed! In the meantime, Mr. Bereza has made a script called "Live Shape Resurrection v1.0" that you can use here that does a shockingly good job of it.
http://bereza.cz/ps/#two
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Valerii Mamedov

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Great collectin. Also the "unsmart" one seem to be useful.
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Max Johnson, Champion

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YES. The un-smart has saved me so much time when I have to convert a mockup into production ready assets.
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christoph pfaffenbichler, Champion

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By 
  • filters
do you mean the Layer Style? 
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Valerii Mamedov

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Yes, they are also called Effects. And you are right that filters relate to smart objects and not appliable to shapes/live shapes.
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