The Pen tool creates paths in the image by connecting multiple points. From the point of view of photographers, this tool is ideal as a way to cut a variety of objects.
After selecting a pen on the toolbar on the left, a simple mouse click puts the first point. The second click adds another point, connecting it to the first. Full selection with a pen in Photoshop is created by adding points around the object. The last click is made on the first point, and the line closes.
Tip: You can select a pen by pressing the English letter P on your keyboard.
But what to do with objects that have a curved outline? Instead of clicking on the next point, hold and drag the point – this will create a curved line. If you drag the mouse up and down, the height of the curve changes. If you drag left or right, the steepness will change, from straight to sharply curved. Continue reading