Finding the Photoshop Pen Tool:Now, before discussing the techniques of using the tool, we need to talk about the basics. We have to know what exactly is the Photoshop Pen Tool and how to use the tool. We can find this tool right in the Tools palette which is grouped in the Type Tools, the shape tools as well as the Clipping Path Selection and the direct selection which is in the form of a black arrow.
Defining the term “Path”:A path is something quite different from all the techniques included in Photoshop. The main reason behind this is its pixel-based feature. It helps in taking some small square-based pixels which help in making the digital image. But on the other hand, the paths don’t exactly relate to pixels. This is the reason we have mentioned earlier that path is quite different from the other tools available in Photoshop. In short and simple words, the path is a line that goes from one place to another. It is a line which doesn’t focus on pixel and goes on its way. However, the line may be straight or even curved. It is so different from the photo that when we try to print a picture by applying the path, it will not appear in the hard copy. It is only for the photoshop use and nothing else. Anyway, in this tutorial, we are not going to provide any detailed overview as this is the topic for the beginners. We will explain to you the use of the Photoshop Pen Tool. So let’s get started:
Basic Steps:The three main settings which are included in the Pen Tool are:
- Create a fresh work path
- Create a fresh shape layer
- Filling pixels