How to Use Pen Tool in Photoshop

I remember I was getting familiar with Interface of Photoshop first time in my life. I couldn’t find a way to use Pen tool without explanation.

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We have this image of nice car at the beach. We want to use car for something different. In order to separate object from background, we have to use Pen Tool. That’s the main purpose of Pen Tool. I will now show you how to separate car from background using Pen tool.

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Step 1

Choose Pen tool from the left side of User Interface. Make sure you set it to the Path Mode.

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Step 2

You zoom in to get details and start framing as you want. You just click and manage it with your mouse and keep continuing.

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Step 3

When you start framing, you will face 1 problem, for sure, which is that it doesn’t go to direction exactly that you want. Look at the image here, it starts making curve which I didn’t expect.

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Step 4

In order to solve this problem, you have to position pen tool at the changing directional point as shown below.web courses bangkok learn photoshop pen tool

Click ALT+ LEFT CLICK on mouse where I pointed at. Then it will look like this.

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Now we don’t have a problem of losing direction, correcting point as I shown above.

Step 5

Keep continuing as i shown.

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Keep going until beginning point and ending point join together.

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Step 6

After 2 points intersected, click on the PATHS choose LOAD PATH AS A SELECTION.

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Step 7

Create New Layer

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Click on the Original Layer go to EDIT->COPY and click on the New Layer go to EDIT->PASTE.

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Step 8

Now just hide original layer clicking on the eyes.

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Finally you get your car.

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  • Maria

    Thanks. now I know what to do with the pen tool.