Mastering The Pen Tool, with Corey Barker

This course covers all aspects of using paths and shapes inside Photoshop.

This course covers all aspects of using paths and shapes inside Photoshop. Everything from basic paths, vector masks, and complex selections.

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Course Lessons:

Lesson 1: Introduction (Duration 00:32)

Pen Tool Introduction

Lesson 2: Raster vs. Vector (Duration 03:27)

Intro to Paths in Photoshop. Differences between Raster and Vector graphics.

Lesson 3: Pen and Shape Tools (Duration 04:35)

Intro to the various pen and shape tools available in Photoshop.

Lesson 4: Pen and Shape Options (Duration 08:53)

Discussion of the numerous options available to these tools.

Lesson 5: Paths Panel (Duration 08:28)

The home of all paths. This panel has more to it than meets the eye.

Lesson 6: Anatomy of a Path (Duration 06:15)

What is a path made of? What are its parts? How do they work?

Lesson 7: Create and Edit Paths (Duration 10:53)

Quick lesson of the numerous ways to create and modify paths using the various tools.

Lesson 8: Vector Masking (Duration 07:23)

Using paths to create intricate masks that can be modified even after they are created.

Lesson 9: Clipping Paths (Duration 05:05)

Clipping paths make it possible to maintian a mask on a file that is imported into a page layout program.

Lesson 10: Vector and Layer Mask (Duration 06:33)

Vector Masks and Layer Masks can work together on the same layer.

Lesson 11: Shape Layers (Duration 10:16)

Shape Layers are capable of so many things.

Lesson 12: Selections - Part 1 (Duration 06:05)

Creating basic selections using the pen and shape tools.

Lesson 13: Selections - Part 2 (Duration 10:31)

Creating complex selections using the pen and shape tools.

Lesson 14: Convert Text Into Paths (Duration 06:18)

Convert text into paths to create interesting deisgns.

Lesson 15: Wrapping Text Inside a Shape (Duration 06:30)

Place text inside a shape and wrap the text by modifying the shape.

Lesson 16: Painting with Paths (Duration 10:14)

Using the Paths panel to apply brushes to paths.

Lesson 17: Importing and Exporting Paths (Duration 07:39)

Techniques for importing and exporting paths.

Lesson 18: Creative Techniques (Duration 09:23)

Some creatrive uses for paths and shapes.

Lesson 19: Illustrating Techniques Using Paths (Duration 07:39)

Extra techniques on using paths for illlustrated pieces.

Lesson 20: Final Thoughts (Duration 00:33)

Using The Pen Tool

Meet Your Instructor: Corey Barker

Corey is an education and curriculum developer for KelbyOne. He is a graduate of the Ringling School of Art & Design in Sarasota, FL, with a degree in Illustration. Over…

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  1. I just wanted to write a huge "Thank You" note for the pen tool course. The pen tool is something I'd been trying to figure out for some time but there just wasn't enough out there to put it all together like you did.

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