PEN TOOL Photoshop Tutorials 04: Learn Photoshop, Creating, Selecting & Activating Paths


PEN TOOL Photoshop Tutorials show how to use Photoshop’s Pen Tool. PEN TOOL FORMULA & Pen Tool Basics.

A beginners guide to Learn Photoshop with Basic Path handling, the first step to build on.

Pen Tool Photoshop Tutorials – Mastering how to use Photoshop made easy. Start with advanced Pen Tool techniques for a high quality Transparent Background as either Clipping Path or Layer Mask. Learn these Pro Retouch tips for free from a professional.

The Pen Tool can be difficult at first but with this series of Simple Step by Step Tutorials and Exercise Files you’ll be able to Master a key Tool in Photoshop and branch out from that skill.

Pen Tool Photoshop Tutorials are recommended for Beginners. They are the exact foundation training provided to industry professions starting out their career to become High End Retouch artists for commercial clients.

Nowhere else on YouTube or Lynda.com will you learn the actual way the Pen Tool is meant to be used with accuracy and speed, a Retouch Artists Secret. The Tutorials take you from Introduction through to Practical Application. Creating a Path, saving as a JPG with a Clipping Path or TIF with a Transparent Background as a Layer Mask.

Each tutorial includes an explanation of the process and gives you an understanding of why, in the right hands, the Pen Tool really is one of Adobe Photoshop’s most powerful tools.

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Pen Tool Photoshop Tutorials: Course Outline

04. WORKING WITH PATH ANCHORS & LINES
1. Select the Pen Tool: Press p
2. Moving Path Anchors & Lines: Activate the Path (see Lesson 3), with CTRL/⌘ held down Mouse Click and Hold directly on top of an Anchor or Line and drag into place or use the Keyboard arrow keys to incrementally nudge, holding down Shift will nudge by a factor of 10.
3. Excluding inside areas of a Path Shape: With the same Path selected Path around the inside shapes. As long as Exclude Overlapping Shapes is selected in the Path Tool Presets (see Lesson 2) the inside shapes will automatically reverse out
4. Separating Paths Option 1: Select a Path, hold down CTRL/⌘ and click and drag over the Path you want separate, press CTRL/⌘ X to Cut. Deselect the current path by clicking into a blank space in the Paths Palette and press CTRL/⌘ V to paste
5. Separating Paths Option 2: Duplicate an existing Path by drag it onto the New Path Button at the bottom of the Path Tool Palette, Select and hold down CTRL/⌘ click and drag over the Paths to want to remove and hit the delete key twice to remove all the Anchors. Take care not to select the Path you want to keep

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