How to Use Pen Tool in Photoshop?
In this tutorial you will learn how to use the Pen Tool in Photoshop to edit your e-commerce images and remove the background from your images.
Basic of the Pen Tool in Photoshop:
- Where is the Pen Tool in Photoshop?
- What is the Pen Tool in Photoshop?
- What are some common uses for the Pen Tool?
- Where is the Paths Panel in Photoshop?
How to use the Pen Tool in Photoshop to create a path?
- Creating a new path with the Pen Tool
- Creating a curved path segment with the Pen Tool
- Creating a straight path segment after a curved path segment with the Pen Tool
- Closing your path with the Pen Tool
How to save your path
How to modify an existing path with the Pen Tool
- How to add additional paths to an existing path using the Pen Tool
- How to modify existing points and curves along a path
- How to add new points to a path
- How to remove points from a path
- How to use the Convert Point tool
How to create a selection from a path?
How to cut out an object from the background?
- Removing a background by copying a selection
- Removing a background by creating a layer mask
Where is the Pen Tool in Photoshop?
The Pen Tool is located in the left side of the toolbar. When you click and hold on the Pen Tool in the toolbar, you will see six other Pen Tool option in both Photoshop CC 2018 and 2019. If you are using an older version of Photoshop, you may see only five Pen Tool Options.
What is the Pen Tool in Photoshop?
The Pen Tool in Photoshop creates paths and shapes which can be manipulated and duplicated to create complex selections, objects and masks. The Brush Tool and Pencil Tools, which draw pixels onto your image, the Pen Tool always creates a vector path when used. These paths appear as either work paths or shape paths in the paths panel.
What are some common uses for the Pen Tool?
Using Pen Tool you can modify, reuse and store the paths created as often as you want, it can be your easy go-to tool every time you need to remove background from the product image or you can select a portion of a product image to change its color. You can create multiple paths within an image.
Where is the Paths Panel in Photoshop?
In default workspace, Paths are accessible by clicking on the Paths tab visible in the Layer Panel. If you don’t see a Path Panel in your workspace, you can access Paths by clicking on the Windows drop-down menu and selecting Paths.