Join Julieanne Kost for an in-depth discussion in this video Drawing curved paths, part of The Art of Photoshop Compositing.
…Creating curved paths takes a little bit of practice.…But let's go ahead and zoom in, to see how they work.…Now, when we were drawing straight lines, all we had to do was click.…When you are drawing curved paths, you actually have…to click and drag without letting go of your cursor.…So for example, if I click on the first black square and drag up,…I'm actually setting the direction for the way that I want the path to go.…I'll then release the cursor and…I'm going to click and drag down from the second black square.…
Then, I'll release the cursor again, and click…and drag up on the third black square.…Now, I'm going to switch, by tapping the letter A, to my Direct Select tool.…If you've got the Path Select tool, be sure you have the Direct Select tool.…As with straight lines, I can click on the anchor point in order to move them.…But if I want to change the shape of the…curve, then I need to work with the Direction Line.…I can click on the Direction Point, and you can see…that I can move it to make the curve taller or…
- What makes a good composite?
- Refining your story
- Composing using the basic principles of design
- Customizing your Photoshop workspace
- Preparing elements from your source images
- Adjusting color, tone, balance, and perspective
- Mastering the Pen tool
- Unifying with texture, focus, leading lines, and structure
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Why Composite Images?
2. Customizing Photoshop for Compositing Images
3. Composite 1: Perception
4. Composite 2: Erosion
5. Working with the Pen Tool
6. Composite 3: Two Birds
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