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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. In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial, we're going to put an end to the suffering. We're going to learn just how easy it really is to make selections with the Pen Tool. 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? Pierre Bezier

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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. 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.

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