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Tutorial for pen tool on PHOTOSHOP.

1. First, create a new file. I chose my dimensions 400x400

2. Then, select the pen tool
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3. Start by making two points
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4. Then make a point in the center. Don't move your mouse from it just yet. ctrl+click and drag until you are satisfied with the curve you make.
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P.S. make sure that your brush size is about 2-6 pixels.
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5. After you do that, cntrl+click anywhere put on the line. Then right click and press stroke. You can choose if you want to stimulate the pressure or not. Press OK.
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6. Then click on this
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You should have gotten something like this (if you stimulated the pressure)
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Now you have learned how to make a curve. Next, you can learn how to make shapes like...a heart. But I would practice making curves first. Because making shapes is basically the same thing but the start/end point will be at the same point.

1. So start making your shape. Once you are done, cntrl+click anywhere but on the shape and right click>Fill. Click OK.
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2. Then click on this
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3. Your result can look like something like this
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1. You make your shape and cntrl+click anywhere but on the shape and right click>Stroke however you want it. Click OK.

2. Then click on this
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3. Your result can be something like this. I used a 3px brush with non-stimulated pressure to stroke the area.
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I hope you enjoy the tutorial! PM me if you have any questions.

Tutorial Comments

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I use photoshop cs4, and when i right click, it doesn't say stroke. what do i do?

By catherinebriane on Aug 2, 2009 8:34 pm

thanks! i never knew how to work that pen tool.

By BurgerKing316 on Oct 9, 2008 9:00 pm

amazing! thanks for this. now i learn something from pen tool.

By poixe on Dec 1, 2007 3:04 pm

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