Drawing with the Pen tool


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Drawing with the Pen tool

In this exercise I'm going to show you how to create custom shapes of your own using the Pen tool, and the Pen tool is its own discipline. I'm just going to show it to you very briefly right now so you have a sense of how it works. If you want to learn it in even more detail and you want to see how it's useful as a masking tool, it's a really great masking tool, then check out my Photoshop CS3 Channels and Masks series, and there is an entire chapter devoted just to the Pen tool and its many wonderful ways.

Anyway here it is inside of Photoshop, this guy right there. So get to it by clicking on this little Pen tool nib or pressing the P key, P for pen of course. And I'm working inside an image called Electrocardioheart.jpg found inside the 24_vector_shapes folder. This image comes to us from a photographer who goes by the handle Morratson at iStockphoto.com. And as always you can learn more about these people by going to the File menu and choosing File Info command...

Drawing with the Pen tool
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Drawing with the Pen tool provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS4 One-on-One: Mastery

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Design Photography
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