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Practical & Creative Uses for Photoshop's Pen Tool

Photoshop's pen tool is an often-neglected feature, but multitasking designers will find it very useful.

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  3. Curved Shapes FREE!
  4. Symmetrical Shapes FREE!
  5. Making and Changing Custom Shapes FREE!
  6. Editing Shapes from the Shapes Collection FREE!
  7. Selecting Around an Object FREE!

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Photoshop's pen tool is an often-neglected feature, but multitasking designers will find it very useful, as instructor Helen Bradley demonstrates in this tutorial. She explains how to use the pen tool to create and use a custom shape, edit shapes from Photoshop's shape collection, customize typefaces, and create smooth, sophisticated selection lines around an object.

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Helen Bradley
Expatriate Australian photographer and digital photo editing columnist, Helen Bradley, has been working with Photoshop since version 6. Her articles on photography and Photoshop have appeared in magazines as diverse as Digital Camera UK, Megapixel.net, Digital Photography Buyers Guide, InformIT.com, Digital Camera Essentials, Digital Photo Effects, Better Digital Magazine, Australasian Camcorder Magazine, PC Update, PC User magazine and ecommerce-guide.com. Helen blogs at www.projectwoman.com/phototips.html