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Using the Pen Tool in Photoshop
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Using the Pen Tool in Photoshop
lessons: 12 Course Lessons
duration: 1hr, 18min
published: 2011
watched: 377 Member Views
Using the Pen Tool in Photoshop
with RC Concepcion
RC takes a focused look at one seemingly simple tool in Photoshop that can have a major impact on your work in many ways and in many more Creative Suite programs - The Pen Tool. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)

RC talks about what he will be covering the course.

54 sec
lesson 2: Foundations for Using the Pen Tool

Learn about the Pen tool and how to use it to create polygonal shapes with the provided guides from RC.

6min, 13sec
lesson 3: Creating and Saving Paths

This lesson deals with keyboard shortcuts when modifying paths and how to save a path in a JPG file.

6min, 29sec
lesson 4: Constraining the Pen Tool

Learn how to add and subtract paths to make more complex shapes in Photoshop.

4min, 48sec
lesson 5: Using the Select and Direct Select Arrows

Use shape combinations and the select tool for moving a shape. Also, use the direct select tool to manipulate the individual points of a path.

7min, 5sec
lesson 6: Starting a Curved Path

Get the basics of making a curved path in Photoshop CS5.

7min, 40sec
lesson 7: Inbound and Outbound Curves

Learn what inbound and outbound curve handles do with a curved Path in Photoshop CS5.

5min, 34sec
lesson 8: Converting Curve Directions

Change the direction of an outbound curve when drawing your path.

7min, 48sec
lesson 9: Using Polygonal and Curved Anchor Points

Create a more complex shape using angled and curved anchor points.

8min, 27sec
lesson 10: Creating an Organic Shape with Curves

Discover how to make an organic curve shape while adding as few points as possible. Plus, understanding the pen tool's most complex feature.

16min, 34sec
lesson 11: Putting It All Together

Combine some of the techniques you've learned and create a shape.

6min, 51sec
lesson 12: Conclusion

Thanks for watching Using the Pen Tool in Photoshop.

29 sec
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RC is an award winning photographer and author of the best selling books Get Your Photography On the Web and The HDR Book. An Adobe Certified Instructor in Photoshop, Illustrator, and Lightroom, RC has over 20 years in the I.T. and e-commerce industries and spends his days developing content for all applications in the Adobe Creative Suite.
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