The Freeform and Magnetic Pen tools


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The Freeform and Magnetic Pen tools

Now one of the first approaches I usually take to a complex image like this one is to grab the Pen tool because after all, the Pen tool allows you to be in charge of where the edges are rather than asking Photoshop to figure out where they are. And once you come to terms with the tool, it can be pretty comfortable. It's still a little bit tedious because you have to set every one of those points in the control handles and so on. But, you can make it work out especially where smooth edges are concerned. So I am going to go ahead and grab the Pen tool here and let's zoom in on this Macaw and I will remind you that I am working on an image called Military macaw.jpg that's found inside of the 16 Tough Stuff folder, and then I would start working at this point right here, I draw a couple of smooth points probably. And then oh, what have I done? Look at that, I am creating a shape layer. I am such a dope. I am forgetting my own advise as I want to do.

So notice that I do have the ...

The Freeform and Magnetic Pen tools
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The Freeform and Magnetic Pen tools provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS3 Channels & Masks: Advanced Techniques

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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