By Carl Heaton on

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. This Photoshop pen tool tutorial will show you how to use the pen tool for a specific purpose.

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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.

Photoshop Pen Tool Tutorial – 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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Photoshop Pen Tool Tutorial – 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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Photoshop Pen Tool Tutorial – 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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Photoshop Pen Tool Tutorial – 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.

Photoshop Pen Tool Tutorial – 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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Photoshop Pen Tool Tutorial – Step 6

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

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Photoshop Pen Tool Tutorial – 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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Photoshop Pen Tool Tutorial – Step 8

Now just hide original layer clicking on the eyes.

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Finally you get your car.

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About The Author

Carl

He is our senior instructor and originally from Manchester UK. Carl teaches our Web Design and Online Marketing Courses.

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