The Photoshop Pen Tool is used mostly for creating vector shapes or vector paths that can be resized without loosing the quality. Photoshop is not an application focused on vector drawing like Illustrator for example but it has some tools that can help you create pretty decent vector shapes. I must confess that I had some troubles when I first learned how to work with the Pen Tool, Custom Shape Tool and so on. It is not easy, you really have to learn all the little secrets to create complex shapes. I am using the Pen Tool and the Freeform Pen Tool to create my custom shapes but it can be used for other things too: to create paths, to draw silhouettes, and so on.
The Pen Tool Masters are the best artists that create vector art using only vectorial tools and techniques. To create vector art works the best option is tu use Illustrator but you can also draw vectors with Photoshop. The most famous tool to create vector illustration is the Photoshop Pen Tool, the Illustrator Pen Tool, etc. The following art works are gathered from the deviantart community. I am a proud member of two vector artists groups, Vector Land and Pen Tool Masters.
The Photoshop Clone Stamp Tool is one of the most useful Photoshop Tools that can be used in many ways; this article will show you how you can use the Clone Tool effectively in Photoshop. The Clone Stamp Tool is commonly used for photos, scanned images, damaged old photos, etc. For example you can use this tool to remove elements from a photo, to retouch old photo, repair photos, duplicate elements from photos, add persons in a photo, create abstract effects, replace objects, obtain funny images and many more.
The Type Tool is one of the most important Photoshop tools and it is commonly use to create text effects. In this article I have gathered basic tutorials about type tool. You will learn the simple but also the more advanced tips and tricks; for example you will learn how to create a type layer, how to resize and transform text, how to set text character options - basic formatting. You will also learn about kerning and tracking, about vertical and horizontal scaling, paragraph options and so on.
This new collection of Photoshop beginner tutorials contains some of the most comprehensive tutorials on how to create selections in Photoshop. If you are a Photoshop newbie you must know that selections are commonly used in Photoshop for cropping objects, for removing and replacing backgrounds, for creating work paths and many more. So it is really important to understand how to make a selection in Photoshop and how to efectively use the Photoshop selection tools.
This list contains some of the most useful tutorials to learn how to use the smudge tool in Photoshop for manipulating hair and fur. The Smudge Tool can be used to easily create hair and fur strands. You will need a graphic tablet or drawing skills to complete this task. To draw hair in Photoshop is not very hard to do but it is for sure a time consuming process; actually the Smudge Tool is kind of slow. But with the help of the Brush Tool and the Smudge Tool you can paint realistic fur and hair in Photoshop.
You can now download for free these set of vector rose flower shapes. The vector rose pack is in fact a Photoshop custom shapes file containing 9 floral shapes. Simply download the CSH file, install the custom shapes in Photoshop and they are ready to be used. You can use it to create vector art. And because they are vector based shapes you can easily edit them using the vector editing tool like the Pen Tool .
From these tutorials you will learn how to create a realistic paper curl effect in Photoshop. There are different methods in which you can make a page curl. For example you should know the basics of drawing and using the pen tool in Photoshop for one of the methods. But you can also create photo bend, curl and distort effects using Photoshop's Warp Tool.
To draw a line in Photoshop might seem easy but, for a beginner is good to know some basic methods to make Photoshop lines. From this tutorial you will learn three simple ways to create lines. You can use the Brush Tool, the Pen Tool and the Line Tool to make simple straight lines. I hope that all the newbies will find this tutorial useful enough to encourage me continuing my new added Photoshop Basics category!
The Halloween is coming soon, so I was inspired to draw a Halloween text effect that looks like a graffiti on a brick wall texture. I will also show you how to draw a Halloween pumpkin shape using the Pen Tool. If you are interested in other articles with the same theme you can check out our other horror Halloween resources.