PEN TOOL Photoshop Tutorials 08: How to use Photoshop’s Quick Mask. Checking for errors


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

How to use Photoshop’s Quick Mask to ALWAYS check your Path. In this tutorial we cut out a shape and go through the process of checking the end result.

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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.

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Pen Tool Photoshop Tutorials: Course Outline

08. PATHING SOLID SHAPES & CHECKING FOR ERRORS
1. Pathing to Cut Out an image: Place Anchors and Path inside the object edge where the colour is solid. This is so the elements outside your Path colour won’t create a halo around the object. For consistency maintain this distance all the way around. Some exceptions where you need to be right on the line are in Design where the Cut Out image partially comes out of a box, corners and to change color or apply effects to a select region as outlined in Point 2
2. Pathing an element inside an image: Path perfectly along the line where the elements transition so the effect doesn’t cross over or under too much. This form of Pathing requires a lot more detail and time.
3. Check the Path for errors
3a. Make a Selection: In the Paths Palette fly out menu select Make Selection, this is where you set the Feather Radius (Blur of the line), set this to 0.5, you only need to use this menu once, in future make selections by Mousing over the Path in the Path Palette and holding down CTRL/⌘ and click on the Path
3b. Quick Mask Mode: Press Q or click on the Quick Mask button (Circle inside rectangle bottom of Tool Bar) 1. Adjust the settings by double clicking on the Quick Mask button, change the opacity to 100% so you can see the true shape Cut Out. 2. Check the reverse view by pressing CTRL/⌘ – i to invert the mask 3. Release the Quick Mask by pressing Q again and deselect the Selection by pressing CTRL/⌘ D. 4 If you need to adjust the Path you’ll need to repeat the whole process

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