Create an accurate path Use the Pen tool Photoshop


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Creating an accurate path using the Pen tool

Using the Pen tool to create a clipping path, can really accentuate your silhouettes. Normally you'll do this on a straight edge or a sharp edged object such as this mobile device. The first thing you want to remember when your using your pen tool is to zoom in. It's very hard to get accurate when you're looking at a fit to page window. So, I zoomed in here a little bit so I can see my edges. I'm going to switch to my pen tool over in the tool bar. And always make sure that you're working with path. Shape will create a vector shape layer, and pixels will just create a pixel filled layer.

I want to use a path. The other options that I have, over on the right, allow me to create combined shapes. Extract or exclude overlapping shapes and enter such shape areas. So, what I'm going to do right now is I'm going to leave this on combined shapes for a really neat trick inside of photoshop. The other options I have are for alignment if I'm aligning multiple paths, and for arrange...

Creating an accurate path using the Pen tool
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Creating an accurate path using the Pen tool provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Kevin Stohlmeyer as part of the Processing Product Photos with Photoshop

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Photography
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