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Mastering The Pen Tool
Corey Barker
with Corey Barker
Mastering The Pen Tool
lessons: 20 Course Lessons
duration: 2hr, 17min
published: 2008
watched: 547 Member Views
Mastering The Pen Tool
with Corey Barker
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)

Pen Tool Introduction

32 sec
lesson 2: Raster vs. Vector

Intro to Paths in Photoshop. Differences between Raster and Vector graphics.

3min, 27sec
lesson 3: Pen and Shape Tools

Intro to the various pen and shape tools available in Photoshop.

4min, 35sec
lesson 4: Pen and Shape Options

Discussion of the numerous options available to these tools.

8min, 53sec
lesson 5: Paths Panel

The home of all paths. This panel has more to it than meets the eye.

8min, 28sec
lesson 6: Anatomy of a Path

What is a path made of? What are its parts? How do they work?

6min, 15sec
lesson 7: Create and Edit Paths

Quick lesson of the numerous ways to create and modify paths using the various tools.

10min, 53sec
lesson 8: Vector Masking

Using paths to create intricate masks that can be modified even after they are created.

7min, 23sec
lesson 9: Clipping Paths

Clipping paths make it possible to maintian a mask on a file that is imported into a page layout program.

5min, 5sec
lesson 10: Vector and Layer Mask

Vector Masks and Layer Masks can work together on the same layer.

6min, 33sec
lesson 11: Shape Layers

Shape Layers are capable of so many things.

10min, 16sec
lesson 12: Selections – Part 1

Creating basic selections using the pen and shape tools.

6min, 5sec
lesson 13: Selections – Part 2

Creating complex selections using the pen and shape tools.

10min, 31sec
lesson 14: Convert Text Into Paths

Convert text into paths to create interesting deisgns.

6min, 18sec
lesson 15: Wrapping Text Inside a Shape

Place text inside a shape and wrap the text by modifying the shape.

6min, 30sec
lesson 16: Painting with Paths

Using the Paths panel to apply brushes to paths.

10min, 14sec
lesson 17: Importing and Exporting Paths

Techniques for importing and exporting paths.

7min, 39sec
lesson 18: Creative Techniques

Some creatrive uses for paths and shapes.

9min, 23sec
lesson 19: Illustrating Techniques Using Paths

Extra techniques on using paths for illlustrated pieces.

7min, 39sec
lesson 20: Final Thoughts

Using The Pen Tool

33 sec
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Corey Barker is an education and curriculum developer for all things Photoshop. Over the years, Corey has worked as a graphic artist in a variety of disciplines such as illustration, commercial design, large format printing, motion graphics, web design, and photography. His expertise in Photoshop and Illustrator have earned him numerous awards including a recent induction into the Photoshop Hall of Fame.
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