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Photoshop Pen Tool Guide

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to use the Pen tool in Photoshop to create your own custom shapes. I’ll take you through a series of exercises that will guide you through the basic, essential functions of the Pen tool.

About The Pen Tool

The pen tool is one of the few tools available to you in Photoshop that works with Vector Graphics as opposed to Raster Graphics. Vector Graphics use mathematical statements and points in order to define their shape and other characteristics, and therefore are very scalable. In other words, vector graphics can be scaled to any size without ever losing quality.

With the Pen Tool, we can create lines and curves that can be put together to create custom shapes. If we combine the pen tool with some of the other vector shapes, we can create some intricate, scalable objects (I’ll be covering additional vector tools in other tutorials).

Getting Started

In order to help familiarize yourself with the pen tool, I’m going to take you through a series of examples that will show you how to draw and create some custom shapes.

To begin, Create a New Document (I’m using 284×284 in my example, with default Photoshop Preferences).

Next, let’s enable the Grid. Go to View > Show > Grid, or Ctrl + ‘. Also Enable Snap (View > Snap, or “Shift + Ctrl + ;“).

Enable the Grid

We enable grid + snapping so that when we draw using the pen tool, we can easily make precise shapes, and curves with little effort.

Now select your Pen Tool from the toolbar, and set it up to work on Shape Layers in the Options Bar.

Pen Options (Shape Layers, Auto Add/Delete)

Select a foreground color of your choice.

Drawing with the pen tool is easy. Simply position your cursor where you’d like to begin drawing, and click to create your first anchor point. Subsequent anchor points will all be connected to the last point drawn, allowing you to create custom shapes. To complete a shape, click the first anchor point.

Go ahead an try it. See what you can create using basic anchor points. I managed to make a very primitive star.

Custom Star Shape with Pen Tool

That’s simple enough, right?

Drawing Curves with the Pen Tool

You may have already noticed that something interesting when drawing curves, and dragging after clicking to create an anchor point. The lines begin to curve!

Go ahead and try it. After creating an anchor point, hold down the mouse button and drag in the direction you want your line to curve.

Creating Curves with the Pen Tool

If you follow the below layout, you should be able to create a primitive circle shape.

Primitive Circle Shape with Pen Tool

If you’re still having trouble, here’s a video that illustrates how to create the circle. When you see the icon change into a black pointer, that means that I’m DRAGGING once I create a point.

The curves characteristics are based on the length of these direction points, and at what angle they are drawn at. After some time practicing with them, you should become more familiar with drawing more complex curves. It should also be noted that you can change any directional points with the pen tool by holding Ctrl, or Ctrl + Alt.

Example:

Example of customizing directional points

Example Shapes

Let’s take what we’ve learned so far, and apply it in some basic design. If you’re using the same sized document as I am (with default Photoshop grid preferences), you should be able to Copy + Paste these templates in your document, and follow my anchor points easily.

First let’s make a Rounded Rectangle. We already have a custom shape that does this, but sometimes designs call for modified rounded boxes of sorts.

Rounded Rectangle Template

The Rounded Rectangle Shape uses basic curves, and is very simple to create. With some slight modifications, we can make rectangles with only 1, 2, or 3 of the corners rounded, while keeping the rest sharp corners.

Here is another template that focuses on “S” shaped curves, as seen in frequency waves.

Waves Template

“S” curves are used all the time in more complex shapes. They are created by dragging the Directional Points of two sibling anchor points in the same direction.

For our last example, let’s make a “Pen Tool” custom shape!

Pen Tool Custom Shape Template

Creating an exact copy of this shape will require you to have some knowledge of the “Convert Point Tool” as well. Once your points are made, go back with the Convert Point Tool, click a point, then click and drag out the point so that you can manually modify the direction handles for custom curves. Try following the video below:

See how easy it really is? With a little practice and imagination, you can literally design anything you wish with the pen tool.

Conclusion

The Pen Tool provides a very simple way to work on custom shapes and paths inside of Adobe Photoshop, and allows users to easily create scalable objects. There are limitations to what can be done in Photoshop in terms of vector graphics, but that’s what we have Adobe Illustrator for!

If you create a custom shape that you’d like to use later, you may decide to save it as a custom shape. To do this, right click the shape with the Pen Tool, and select Define Custom Shape. Remember, custom shapes can be changed to any size and NEVER LOSE QUALITY!

It only seems fitting to end this passage with a quote by Edward Bulwer-Lytton, “The pen is mightier than the sword.” In this case, I’d compare the sword to an ordinary brush used in Photoshop. However, each serves its place in Graphic Design, so it’s up to you as the designer to decide where to utilize each respectively!

The Pen is Mightier than the Brush!

178 Comments

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    A superb tutorial….makes things so much simpler….thanks a zillion!!!!!!!!

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    Sanjog Rai (1 Point) November 24, 2010 at 7:07 am

    A superb tutorial….makes things so much simpler….thanks a zillion!!!!!!!!

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    thank you so much for this article… basic techniques, but it really helped me a lot!!!!! Please elaborate more on this tool!

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    tse chun pong (0 Points) August 8, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    where can i submit the homework?

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    maagi (2 Points) July 20, 2010 at 3:45 am

    HEY ITS REALLY GREAT TUTORIAL DEAR…..IS HELPING ME A LOT…..

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    helmikuu (1 Point) July 5, 2010 at 10:16 am

    Thanks, it is a great help for me. You have an excellent site.

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    koh chang resorts (0 Points) May 25, 2010 at 2:42 am

    Thank You for tutorial. already to practice

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    before i’m having a hard time in creating curves in pen tool. now, i can create many curves!!

    thanks for the tutorial :)

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    jaka zulham (-1 Points) May 6, 2010 at 2:29 am

    waw…
    perfeck…

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    Jin Nguyen (1 Point) May 3, 2010 at 4:25 am

    Wow, i found what i want
    thank you very much
    You are so good

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    at first it was hard but now it’s joyful

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    helen tousson (1 Point) March 20, 2010 at 8:14 am

    thanks it has helped me in my course now w/ arabic as the medium of instruction.

    some more pls.

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    phongvan00 (0 Points) March 16, 2010 at 9:40 am

    thanks yours tutorial

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    really really great i never seen before

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    โค้ดเพลงhi5 (1 Point) February 2, 2010 at 1:35 am

    great i never seen before.47

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    เพลงใหม่ล่าสุดเดือนนี้ (1 Point) February 1, 2010 at 2:52 am

    great i never seen before.42

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    โหลดเพลงฟรี (1 Point) January 30, 2010 at 11:23 am

    its very nice. Great post

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    sb1138 (0 Points) January 28, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    after you outline an image with the pen tool, how do you “close” that pen tool outline and then delete/cut the image inside the pen tool outline?

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    sb1138 (0 Points) January 28, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    after you use the pen tool to “outline” an image, how do you “close” the shape and then delete/remove the image inside of the pen tool outline?

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    This was nice and easy.
    Thank you

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    Freshman (1 Point) December 16, 2009 at 8:23 am

    Very nice explanation! Great site too :)

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    Great tutorial, helped me use the pen tool very much. Thanks!

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    Wow, until now I couldn’t figure out how to go from a really curved point in one direction to a straight point in another direction! Thanks that helps a l lot.

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    you really helped me pass my computers class
    thanks a lot!

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    you are great teacher
    thank you

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    Really great tutorial. It was simply yet i learned alot about pen tool since i never quite gave me the time to learn it. You explain clearly and have supporting videos to watch if you didn´t understand. I was having troubles two times and thanks to a little thinking and your video i realized i was dragging the points to wrong direction :D Thank you very much!

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    Wouter (1 Point) August 5, 2009 at 9:37 am

    I don’t understand why Adobe still holds on to this stupid pentool after they took over Macromedia. The pentool in Flash works much easier and better. And I still don’t get it after this tutorial.

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    heath (1 Point) July 25, 2009 at 4:38 am

    Could u make a tutorial of how, using this shape of pen, create such a cool shiny pen u have on the last pic?

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    AKLP (1 Point) July 8, 2009 at 7:52 am

    This is the best pen-tool/basics tutorial i ever seen
    Superb job!

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    Daniel (1 Point) June 22, 2009 at 10:51 am

    Could you tell me how do you make those tutorials?? Which programs do you use and how do you send it(in which format)?
    btw gr8 tutorial ;)

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    Donna (1 Point) June 16, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    This is the first pen tool tutorial that I have been able to understand and apply. Thank you so much.

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    Mandy (1 Point) May 14, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    Thanx it helped a lot.
    But what about a vector image tutorial ;-)
    please….

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    Rafael Lopes (1 Point) May 14, 2009 at 10:41 am

    Do you know why we can’t make a PERFECT circle with 4 simmetric anchors? I don’t know why, but i did here, rotated and saw that the circle wasn’t perfect! Cya!

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    lenka (1 Point) May 8, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    I love the way you explain it. Wonderful site, the best!

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    huwaw69 (1 Point) May 8, 2009 at 2:33 am

    Wow great, but im really having a hard time using the pen tool… im still trying to figure this one out…

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    i want to thank you for these helpful tutorials!

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    Jesse Skeens (1 Point) March 31, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Thanks that cleared up a lot of questions I had.

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    Ailakhu (0 Points) March 24, 2009 at 9:53 am

    Great job! What u guys are teaching is smiply marvellous. It baffles the graphic pros like me

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    garrett goldsmith (0 Points) March 24, 2009 at 1:56 am

    Awosome… thank you sooooo much David.

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    Diana (0 Points) March 4, 2009 at 7:05 am

    This is really a good tutorial…very clear, specific and a very easy to understand.
    In short…you are a very good & thoughtful teacher

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    Tommy (2 Points) March 1, 2009 at 12:28 am

    Very nice. Liked the fact that teaches you actually examples of how to do things rather than just telling you to do this and that.

    Now I know a little bit more about the pen tool. =]

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    Great tutorial! The screencasts make understanding what is a complex tool very simple!

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    lawrence77 (1 Point) February 8, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    hey Man thanks….

    I always stuck with that stupid (but more useful) pen tool :)

    thanks thanks!
    i like you, ur gravatar as well as ur site!

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    NorthPoint (1 Point) December 17, 2008 at 10:42 am

    Greetings from North Cyprus. Thank you david. it will realy help me to to skill pen tool:))

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    A.Rendon (1 Point) December 12, 2008 at 3:03 am

    Very Nice! I’m Quite Dumm With Pen Tool, But Always Keep Trying!

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    Awesome!
    The Pen tool is no longer a mystery. I just couldn’t wait any longer in my courses so I skipped ahead a few chapters to find out how to use the Pen tool. Thank you soooo much T9 people. :)

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    Steffie H (1 Point) November 12, 2008 at 8:34 am

    Brilliant Tutorial. Now I can finally understand how to use the pen tool. Keep up the good work. Thanks.

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    Men you really help with this, you are great!!!! I learned a lot today…thanks bro (sorry for my english I from Mexico)

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    For a beginner this is the best tutorial for a tool I’ve seen so far.

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    zbarsky (1 Point) October 14, 2008 at 8:13 am

    Loved this tutorial, excellent teaching!

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    NetOperator Wibby (1 Point) October 12, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    This has been something that I have been looking for. The basics for the basics so to speak. Thanks a lot. =D

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    N.P. [] (1 Point) October 8, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    Thanks so much !!! Very helpful. Nice job.

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    hey um, i just started using the pen tool. im trying to cut out a photo, after i make the path how to i copy and paste the photo in it and not just the path?

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    Hi!
    Thanks for the video-tut. My english wasn’t good enough when I tried to read the tut.
    I’ve tried other pen-tuts earlier but this one was simple the best. Thank you!

    Zara

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    Big Bright (1 Point) September 24, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    I think this one of the best guide-line I’ve came across to design powerful graphics. With this skills I can transform any graphic to any form. :-)

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    By the way, I know how to do this if I merge the layers…but then it’s not a custom shape anymore…but rastered.

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    New question :: maybe you can help

    Can I make two separate custom shapes into one shape/one layer. I need to be able to apply layer styles to a shape, but I need them to be one shape (and one layer style) rather than 2 shapes with 2 separate versions of the same layer style.

    The part that confuses me is that these are already two separate shapes, two separate layers. I am not taking a shape I created and adding another path to it. I have two already and I need them on the same layer.

    Help!

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    No apologies necessary! I just wanted to help someone if they found your blog because they had the same question I had. Nonetheless, it would awesome if you published another tutorial. I’m sure we would all learn something! Reading that book made me want to scream!

    Thanks again.

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    @Laura G.: Sorry Laura, I’ve been busy moving recently, and have let some comments slip by unanswered :(

    I think I’ll publish a more detailed Pen Tool tutorial soon to compliment this one for users who want to learn more about it like you. I’ll do my best to make it video centered, since so many people seem to learn these tools more easily through that medium.

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    David never emailed with an answer about my question (5 comments ago). I guess it’s a path thing…and if anyone needs to know, I figured it out—in a round about way (after much reading)—here:

    http://books.google.com/books?id=BKX2yekYVIAC&pg=PA360&lpg=PA360&dq=Photoshop+sub+path&source=web&ots=P0fB1yYLM_&sig=qC3oVwl_13iEIKGzR-MqBp0hyEo&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=8&ct=result#PPA358,M1

    by searching “photoshop sub path” in Google books. hope that helps someone.

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    the best tut I’ve found so far… seriously!

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    Diana Boston (1 Point) September 15, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    Best tut I’ve ever seen for the pen tool, which admittedly is one of ‘the’ most important tools in the PS arsenal. I even have the Total Training for PS and I find your style much clearer and concise. Kudos for creating excellent tuts.

    DB
    Photoshop CS3

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    Thank you for this wonderful tutorial. This was very helpful even if I’m already familiar with the Pen Tool.

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    David, You should look into making your entire tutorial videoed.

    Me, being an amateur would be static about that.

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    Laura G. (1 Point) August 23, 2008 at 3:47 am

    I’m wondering if you know how to make a pen tool shape that has a section cut out of it. You can see what I mean by looking at some of the default custom shapes (the “circle frame” or “blob 2 frame” for instance). There are transparent areas within the rest of the shape. Without rastering it…by the way.

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    @ Nicole – We don’t have a specific tutorial here covering technique for that, but it’s definitely something we can try to teach in the near future. Until then, I’d try a quick Google Search for “Extracting Images in Photoshop” and see if you can find any useful lessons.

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    Nicole (1 Point) July 15, 2008 at 5:25 am

    Hi! This tutorial was very useful, but I’m still confused as to how to use the pen tool to cut out pictures?? I’m working on the Apple Coldplay iPod commerical tutorial, and got kind of counfused…

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    I have been searching the net for a useful tut on using the pen tool and I feel lucky that I stumbled upon this one. I specially like the video clips which you inserted cleverly in the areas that needs a visual demo. Thank you David for a job well done.

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    Cidney (1 Point) July 9, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    Absolutely fantastic tutorial. Thank you for the time and effort spent into educating us pen shy designers!

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    Brainz88 (1 Point) July 1, 2008 at 12:16 am

    It’s a amazing website
    really helped me
    thank u very much

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    Sawant (0 Points) June 22, 2008 at 9:13 am

    Hey David, thanks for this great tutorial. I had never really understood pen tool before, be it in Photoshop, Illustrator or Flash. You kept it simple and it was really easy to get hold of it, and thus, really easy to get hold of the pen.

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    Zer0Cr4ck (-1 Points) June 15, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    greatt wonderfull tutorial , im peruvian maravilloso!!!

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    Nice one! Very useful to learn how to use the pen tool. I was confused cause I did the last one backwards and didn’t know about the convert tool, so I was following your motions and it gives a wrong curve, so I did it opposite and it worked. Powerful tool indeed!

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    Nothing to worry about mate. Just uploaded a video that shows how to create the Pen Shape in the tutorial.

    Hope it helps!

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    -.- (-1 Points) June 15, 2008 at 7:41 am

    someon pleaze make a vide of making that f-ing pen tool icon with the anchors.

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    -.- (-1 Points) June 15, 2008 at 7:28 am

    i cant make the last shape and it pisses me really off

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    Mothership (1 Point) June 14, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    My first circle didn’t really do justice to the term, but there was improvement from this point on.

    David, the video really helps here. Thank you.

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    Iceberg (0 Points) June 14, 2008 at 8:42 am

    I never knew a grid view was available in Photoshop, let alone the “Snap” option. Great tutorial!

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    cherry (1 Point) June 14, 2008 at 1:35 am

    very great tutorial. now i know how to use the pen tool. thank you

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    Update: Jana, I’ve added a video underneath the Circle Diagram for you! Hope this helps you out!

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    @ Jana – Sometimes, reading, and viewing static images just isn’t enough to explain something, so that’s understandable. I’d suggest playing with the tool yourself some, reading over this again, and then seeing if things are working for you.

    I’ll see if I can put together a better animation so that you can actually SEE what I’m doing!

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    Jana (0 Points) June 13, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    I couldn’t make the circle and I don’t even get how you made the shape before it. Basically I’m still a zero in Pen Tool section lol

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    Milica (1 Point) June 9, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    Your tutorials are great! I’ve learnt a lot since I’m a noob to Photoshop. Anyway, I managed to create every of the shown shapes but I couldn’t do the pen shape, something went wrong every time I tried. I guess I’ll figure it out somehow.

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    @ Martin – You can come back and move point(s), adjust curves, and transform points using the Direct Selection Tool (It’s the white arrow above the Pen Tools).

    To convert points into a curved segment, you use the Convert Point Tool under the Pen Tools.

    To Add Points, or Delete Points, use the Add Anchor Point and Delete Anchor Point Tool. You need to make sure your path is selected first, which you can do by clicking the path icon (shape outline) in the Layers palette.

    I may add this up into the tutorial soon for better reference Martin, until then, I hope this helps you!

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    Martin (1 Point) June 3, 2008 at 5:29 am

    Great tutorial, but once i finished a shape and might want to apply some changes later after i deselected the shape, how can i come back to the anchor view and work with the pen tool on the same object?

    Cheers :)

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    David (2 Points) June 2, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    Hi David,

    Great tutorial. I’ve learned already about the Pen in my photoshop/After effects class, but you can never read enough about it to get a better grasp on it.

    I had a difficult time doing the rounded rectangle at first, but eventually got it (hard to tell which direction lines for which). The pen tool shape has got me a little stumped. Again, hard to decipher which direction lines go with which point. Hopefully I’ll eventually get it. :OP

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    Dan (2 Points) May 30, 2008 at 9:21 am

    Great tutorial! I’ve been looking for a “Pen” tutorial. Before I knew about this tutorial I sucked at using the pen tool, after this I am MUCH better with it! Thanks a lot!

    -Dan

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    To go about doing that Kirk, create a new layer, and then begin drawing a new path/shape on top of that layer.

    @ Binesh – Thanks mate! I just make sure to spend lots of time polishing the thumbnails so that they look nice!

    Appreciate all the feedback, and very glad that so many of you found this tutorial useful!

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    Kirk (-2 Points) May 23, 2008 at 11:33 am

    How do I make a line with the pen tool and then make another line that is not connected to the first one? Thanks

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    Rajita – Logo Design (1 Point) May 19, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    Very good tutorial.I really learnt how to use pen tool and give curves by studying this tutorial

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    Binesh (1 Point) May 17, 2008 at 7:23 am

    I don’t know how you make such beautiful thumbnails.
    Was the pen coloured in Photoshop or Illustrator ???
    Very beautiful. 10/10.

    And indeed the pen is mightier than the sword. (thoughAdobe does’nt have one yet.)

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    Jeffrey (1 Point) May 16, 2008 at 12:24 am

    This is a very cool tut. I have used the pen tool in the past but often just get frustrated with it’s complexity. I appreciate this wonderful tutorial that clearly laid everything out and simply showed us how its done ;)

    Keep up the awesome work!

    Jeffrey

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    vite-net (1 Point) May 15, 2008 at 9:54 am

    thank youuuuuuu very match

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    Steven (1 Point) May 13, 2008 at 2:33 am

    thanks man, this is AWESOME, i learned alot from this, i knew pen tool is powerful and it was hard for me to master it. This tute is gonna be handy for my next sigs. Cheers man.

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    Dude..

    i cant express how thankful i am to you. O.O

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    JAZCASH (-1 Points) March 1, 2008 at 7:22 am

    Only because you’re a noob Ben ;)

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    James PEotto (1 Point) February 9, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    Wow this tutorial is amazing, helped me so much with the pen tool. I was always scared to even try it out because i could never use it properly. This clears everything up and is going to be bookmarked for a while. Thanks!

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    Big Bright™ (1 Point) January 29, 2008 at 3:46 am

    Truely the Pen is mightier than the sowrd. I find it ver difficult to use the Pen, but with the help of this tutorial, I’m able to draw our school logo into 3D format. Now the jobs are flowing like river. Thanks for your powerful, successful, useful and helpful tutorial. Respect. From Ghana with love.

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    Thanks, Great Website

    Keep up the Great Work!

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    David Leggett (1 Point) January 23, 2008 at 10:21 am

    @ Nir B -make sure that all of your pen options are set of correctly as shown.

    @ andreic – thanks mate! We will surely keep writing more great tutorials for everyone!

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    andreic (4 Points) January 23, 2008 at 1:58 am

    sweet tut, keep up the good work

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    The problem i was trying to solve using this tutorial was not solved.
    Lets say in the pen example, by the 3rd anchor, the entire thing looses any shape, its as if the poon tool is trying to save a certin proportion… i dont know, if anyone knows what im talking about, and knows which function will change that, please respond, thanks allot!

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    MPCoyote (1 Point) January 18, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    Haha I’d never thought of using the grid, gonna have to try that out!

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    Glad you guys learned something new! Just remember to have the “Snap”, and Snap to Grid options enabled, or else it won’t snap to the lines and intersections on the grid.

    Also, you can set up your Grid in Photoshop’s Preferences. I’ll go over that in another tutorial though ;)

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    Steve Mathis (1 Point) January 17, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    I’ve been using the pen tool for a while…but i’ve never used the grid. Im deffinately gonna try that from now on.

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    Ifsixwas9 (-2 Points) January 16, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    Very useful tut. Im going to rock this joint…

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    iii James iii (1 Point) January 16, 2008 at 2:48 am

    Great stuff!

    Fantastic tutorial, this cleared a few things up for me.

    Thanks!

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    *Sniff* Greycobra colours. :(

    Great tut though, very useful for me (I never use the pen tool).

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