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Making Selections With The Pen Tool In Photoshop

Making Selections With The Pen Tool In Photoshop
Written by Steve Patterson. When it comes to making selections in Photoshop, there's really two types of people - those who know how to use the Pen Tool, and those who struggle. Most people put off learning how to use the Pen Tool for as long as possible, while others never get around to learning it, believing it's just too confusing, too complicated, and just plain unnatural. Ultimately, their work in Photoshop suffers for it, since they're stuck relying on the Lasso Tool for just about everything they can't select with the Rectangular or Elliptical Marquee Tools. Now, when I say "easy", I don't mean you're going to read this tutorial and be instantly transformed into a Pen Master. One of the great things about the Pen Tool is that it's not something that's exclusive to Photoshop. Where Do I Find The Pen Tool? Before we start talking about what the Pen Tool is or how to use it, we should look at where to find it in Photoshop first. Photoshop's Pen Tool Why Is It Called The "Pen" Tool? Related:  Photoshop

How To Combine Two Paths Into One If you’re using the Pen tool (P), and you’ve created multiple paths within your document, these paths are totally separate, and are moved independently of one another. However, if you want these paths to move as one unit—combine them. Just switch to the Path Selection tool (Shift-A until it comes up), then go up to the Options Bar and click on the Combine button. Corey is a education and curriculum developer for KelbyOne. Unlock The Full Power Of Basic Selections In Photoshop Written by Steve Patterson. In this Photoshop tutorial, we’re going to look at how to get the most out of Photoshop’s basic selection tools, such as the Marquee tools or the Lasso tool. If all you’ve been using them for is to make a new selection every time, you’ve been missing out on their full potential. We’re going to see how you can add to an existing selection, how to subtract an area from an existing selection, and even how to intersect two selections and grab the area that overlaps. Once you become familiar with the full power of basic selections, they’ll seem a whole lot more useful to you. Let’s start by taking a look at how to add to an existing selection. Adding To A Selection To keep things simple, I have a fairly basic shape open in my Document Window: A basic shape in Photoshop. I want to select this shape using the most common selection tool in all of Photoshop, the Rectangular Marquee Tool, so I’m going to grab it from my Tools palette: There we go, looks good.

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High Speed Motion Trail Effect Written by Steve Patterson. In this Photo Effects tutorial, we’ll learn how to add a sense of speed to an object using an easy to create motion blur effect! This "speed trail" effect is very popular in sports photography since it’s a great way to add motion, direction and excitement to an image, creating the illusion that an athlete, for example, is blazing past the competition at super human speed. Of course, this effect works just as well with a photo of your kids running in the backyard, or people dancing at a party, or any image where the subject should appear to be moving. Here’s the image I’ll be using: The original image. Here’s how the image will look after giving the racecar a high speed motion trail: The final “motion trail” effect. Let’s get started! Step 1: Select The Object You Want To Apply The Motion Blur To In many of our photo effects tutorials, the first step is to protect our original image from harm by creating and then working on a duplicate of the Background layer.

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Smooth Step 1 Open a photo you would like to edit. Or, you may use the photo used in this tutorial (from iStockPhoto). Make sure that the image is in RGB color mode. To switch to RGB color mode, click on RGB Color under the Image> Mode menu. Step 2 Duplicate the current layer (Layer> Duplicate Layer or Ctrl+J). Step 3 Select the top layer and apply a Median filter (Filter> Noise> Median).