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Solid PEN TOOL TIPS everyone should know! 2 Minute Photoshop Tutorial

March 26, 2020

So one of the most precise tools in Photoshop
to create selections is the Pen Tool. And in this video I’m gonna share some awesome
tips some solid tips for you to become better and better at using the Pen Tool, so let’s
start in 3, 2, 1. First, create a New Layer. Press P on the keyboard, or go to this icon
to activate the Pen Tool. Make sure you come up here and select Path. Let’s create 2 points, it doesn’t matter where. The path is hard to see at the moment. You can then press on the options icon here
to change the thickness of the path and also change the color to anything from this list. I will choose Magenta. It looks much better now. I press delete to get rid of this path and
start again. The Pen Tool creates a visible path if a minimum
of 2 anchor points are created. Hold the mouse and drag it to create a curved
path. These are called Direction Points and they
help you understand how the path will be affected in your next step. Let’s say you made a mistake and you want
to correct the path. Hold down CTRL on the keyboard and reposition
one of the direction points until the curved line looks better. I need to create the third point but I don’t
know exactly where to place it, because I don’t have a preview. If you have the same problem, go to the options
icon and activate the Rubber Band. Now I have a preview and I have a better sense
where to place the next anchor point. I click here, drag, and let go of the mouse. If you realise you made a mistake, just press
BACKSPACE once, and you will delete the last point. Now I click on this point, and then.. oops..I
click.. here. If this happens, do not let go of the mouse,
hold down SPACE, move the point where it should be, and then let go of the space bar and the
mouse. Let’s say you reached this point. How will you create the next point? Hold down CTRL and ALT together and you can
move one of the direction points individually. You can then finish the path, using the same
techniques. Right click inside the path choose Make Selection,
I will use zero for the feather and click OK. Your selection is ready, very precise and
you can fill it with any color that you want. If you like this video, you can watch another
one from the screen. I’m Criss thanks for your time and catch you
in the next one!


  • Reply Cristi Kerekes March 26, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    Can you share some other Pen Tool tips below in the comments?

    If not, watch this video next: Layer Masks Explained – 2 Minute Photoshop Tutorial 👉

  • Reply Borcoman Dinu-Ciprian March 26, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    Great video, Cristi! Amazing! And that transition was out of this world! 🌍👌🏻

  • Reply Mario Mifsud March 26, 2020 at 6:05 pm

    I still have to practice this tool that I admit that I find it bit difficult.

  • Reply Victor Somlea March 26, 2020 at 6:55 pm

    Great videooo!!!!😁😁😉

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