Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video The Pen tool, part of Photoshop CS6 Selections and Layer Masking Workshop.
When we want to create a selection in Photoshop, we tend to think about …Selection tools. But there are also some other tools or …techniques or Commands that can be used to create a selection. …And one of those that you might not ever expect to use in the creation of a …selection is the Pen tool. The Pen tool allows us to define anchor …points, and we can connect those anchor points with either straight lines or …Bezier curves, and that's the real power of the Pen tool. …I'm going to go ahead and zoom in on the Alt key here, the assumption being that I …want to create a selection of just the top of the key.…
You'll notice that there is some rather smooth transition along part of it. …Overall, it's just a difficult shape and a difficult area to select with most of …the Selection tools. But you'll see with the Pen tool, it's …relatively easy. I'll go ahead and select the Pen tool …from the tool Box. And I'm going to start on an area that …seems to be pretty straight. I'll click at the beginning of that …
- Anti-aliasing and selections
- The case for not feathering selections
- Adding, subtracting, and intersecting
- Inverting a selection
- Mixing and matching selection tools
- Advanced selection techniques
- Creating composite images
- Applying targeted adjustments
Skill Level Beginner
Practical Photoshop CS5 Selectionswith Richard Harrington1h 8m Intermediate
Photoshop Masking and Compositing: Fundamentalswith Deke McClelland11h 36m Intermediate
1. Basic Concepts
2. Selection Tools
3. Advanced Selection Techniques
4. Creating Composite Images
5. Applying Targeted Adjustments
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