Using the Pen Tool in Photoshop, with RC Concepcion

RC takes a focused look at one seemingly simple tool in Photoshop that can have a major impact on your work in many ways and in many more Creative Suite programs - The Pen Tool.

RC takes a focused look at one seemingly simple tool in Photoshop that can have a major impact on your work in many ways and in many more Creative Suite programs – The Pen Tool.

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Course Lessons:

Lesson 1: Introduction (Duration 00:54)

RC talks about what he will be covering the course.

Lesson 2: Foundations for Using the Pen Tool (Duration 06:13)

Learn about the Pen tool and how to use it to create polygonal shapes with the provided guides from RC.

Lesson 3: Creating and Saving Paths (Duration 06:29)

This lesson deals with keyboard shortcuts when modifying paths and how to save a path in a JPG file.

Lesson 4: Constraining the Pen Tool (Duration 04:48)

Learn how to add and subtract paths to make more complex shapes in Photoshop.

Lesson 5: Using the Select and Direct Select Arrows (Duration 07:05)

Use shape combinations and the select tool for moving a shape. Also, use the direct select tool to manipulate the individual points of a path.

Lesson 6: Starting a Curved Path (Duration 07:40)

Get the basics of making a curved path in Photoshop CS5.

Lesson 7: Inbound and Outbound Curves (Duration 05:34)

Learn what inbound and outbound curve handles do with a curved Path in Photoshop CS5.

Lesson 8: Converting Curve Directions (Duration 07:48)

Change the direction of an outbound curve when drawing your path.

Lesson 9: Using Polygonal and Curved Anchor Points (Duration 08:27)

Create a more complex shape using angled and curved anchor points.

Lesson 10: Creating an Organic Shape with Curves (Duration 16:34)

Discover how to make an organic curve shape while adding as few points as possible. Plus, understanding the pen tool's most complex feature.

Lesson 11: Putting It All Together (Duration 06:51)

Combine some of the techniques you've learned and create a shape.

Lesson 12: Conclusion (Duration 00:29)

Thanks for watching Using the Pen Tool in Photoshop.

Meet Your Instructor: RC Concepcion

RC is an education and curriculum developer and a “Photoshop Guy” for KelbyOne. An Adobe Certified Instructor in Photoshop, Illustrator, and Lightroom, RC has 10+ years in the I.T. and…

2 Comments

  1. RC's teaching methods are fantastic. Now I want to use the pen tool instead of shying away from it. It's obvious that he really knows his stuff, Thanks RC. These days it's not easy to get value for money but that's exactly what you get with Kelby training, do your self a favour and check it out.

  2. RC's teaching methods are fantastic. Now I want to use the pen tool instead of shying away from it. It's obvious that he really knows his stuff, Thanks RC. These days it's not easy to get value for money but that's exactly what you get with Kelby training, do your self a favour and check it out.

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