hey WDF, Came across this tutorial and actually picked up a thing or two I didn't know before. As some of you may remember, I am a HUGE fan of streamlining my workflow processes.. anything that will shave off a fraction of a second each time, I'm all for it! In this case, I'm able to save time for basic shape creation, without the need to open illustrator if I'm working on a web design. AND without the need to compromise ..with rasterized layer masks in Photoshop. Probably not a big deal to most, I guess I'm easily amused.. enough so that I had to pin this one. Hopefully someone here finds it useful. http://www.photoshopessentials.com/basics/shapes/add-subtract/ credit to Steve Patterson I assume Cheers! Joe PS: Missed you guys! I have been extremely busy for the past lifetime, and have sadly neglected this forum for quite a while. I still see some familiar faces on here PPS: I originally abbreviated PhotoShop "PS", but changed it when I added the first PS.