Usage of “Pen Tool” in Photoshop
Md Abdul Hashib
In this tutorial, you will get to know about the tool that is used for many purposes and one of the most important tools in Photoshop coined as the ‘pen tool.’ When you click on it, you will also see that ‘P’ is written beside the pen tool which tells you that it is also a shortcut form of the zoom tool. There is a tool named ‘Type tool’ in Photoshop. When you click on that type tool, if you click ‘P,’ it will automatically take you to pen tool. I hope that it will be very helpful for all and for the beginners especially.
It is actually very easy to use the pen tool. The shortcut form of it is the ‘P’ word. There are two different ways of using the pen tool. One is through shape layers and another one is path. Let’s try through shape layer first. You just need to click on the first point. You need to hold and drag the mouse to get the effect. Now, lets move on to the second method which is by using the path tool. When you select it, you will notice that no new layer that will be created. In order to manipulate the effect, you may need to have the path palate to see that there is a new path named ‘Work Path’ that you have created. You can use the tools named save path to save it, delete path to delete it, fill or stroke path for your own use. The good thing about this path is that if it is a JPEG file, this path will still remain in a JPEG file. If you imported into different computer, it will still be there. That is how, this pen tool is being used.