1. Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been read 13,169 times. So, the objects never become blurry if you increase or decrease their size. With the Pen Tool selected and the Paths icon selected in the Options Bar, click once anywhere inside your document. A list of available pens will appear. It basically boils down to understanding a few simple steps to create even complex hard-edge masks and be much more efficient when working in Photoshop. So, why not master the Pen tool from the beginning? By using this service, some information may be shared with YouTube. We have to make a straight or curved line between two anchor points. When you right-click in the pen tool, you should see the following options. After clicking it, you will see the automatic Layer Mask. You can click and drag to draw any line or shape as though you were using the paintbrush tool, except you'll be drawing a path with automatically-added anchor points. Unlike the brush tool, the pen isn't for drawing—instead, you’ll use these tools to create precise paths that you can turn into selections. For example, create anchor points all around, and slightly inside, a person or other object to be cropped in a photo. Then press Ctrl+V to paste it. Experts use the Pen tool. The Freeform Pen tool in Photoshop CS6 is kind of a hybrid Lasso/Pen tool. With pressing the Alt key, you can fix, delete, or adjust the anchor points. Choose Path mode in the Options bar at the top of the screen. The use of the Pen takes some getting used to, especially if … After that, a drop-down window will appear. And with the other tools, you can easily change and convert the anchor points. Now the selection of your path is complete. In this way, the Freeform Pen works exactly like the Pen. Before starting to draw the path, use keyboard shortcut P to select the Pen Tool. Then you can transform the shapes as you want. We will examine creating paths, curvature modification and anchor point adjustments. Unless you are a very gifted designer, the drawing won’t look very good. You can also remove the background more accurately by creating a layer mask. When we will use the pen tool, we will make different points in the object to make paths or outline. The curvature pen tool is a new tool that helps you easily create paths to draw curved lines and shapes. We can say that the Photoshop Pen Tool is the most powerful tool in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Last Updated: August 23, 2019 {"smallUrl":"https:\/\/www.wikihow.com\/images\/thumb\/b\/b5\/Use-the-Pen-Tool-in-Photoshop-Step-1-Version-2.jpg\/v4-460px-Use-the-Pen-Tool-in-Photoshop-Step-1-Version-2.jpg","bigUrl":"\/images\/thumb\/b\/b5\/Use-the-Pen-Tool-in-Photoshop-Step-1-Version-2.jpg\/aid1771320-v4-728px-Use-the-Pen-Tool-in-Photoshop-Step-1-Version-2.jpg","smallWidth":460,"smallHeight":345,"bigWidth":728,"bigHeight":546,"licensing":"

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