Questions tagged [pen-tool]

Questions about the tool present in many image editing programs. The pen gives direct control over Bézier curves by allowing the direct placement of anchor points and Bézier handles.

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Move complex vector illustration from Photoshop to Illustrator exactly as it appears?

I created a detailed vector illustration in Photoshop because I can't stand how Illustrator's Pen Tool behaves (more explanation at the end of the post)*. Here's a section of the illustration: It's ...
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CS6 layer via copy is copying the opposite part

I'm using the pen tool in Photoshop to select a part of my picture, but when I select the part and use magic wand tool to use layer via copy, it removes the selected part instead of copying it. What ...
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Pixel perfect pen size in GIMP

When I use the pen and I put 1.0 size, it draws a 1x1 pixel square. But after that, it goes like this: At 2.0 size, 3x3 square. At 3.0 size, 3x3 square. At 4.0 size, 3x3 square. At 5.0 size, 5x5 ...
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Quickest Way to Outline Image In Illustrator or Photoshop

Basically I'm wondering if there are any shortcuts when it comes to outlining an image in either Photoshop or Illustrator, with a lined result. I'd like to avoid taking the Pen tool all the way around ...
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AI: How to turn blotchy lines resulting from an image traced illustration into clean geometric lines that look good when zoomed in

Note: I am not a graphic designer. I would consider myself to be somewhere in between beginner and intermediate. Although these are different drawings, both are vector and both try to achieve the ...
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How can I select a "section" of a path in Photoshop CS5?

I am creating a series of trees in Photoshop, using paths. My plan is to complete the first tree, and then edit the same path for the other trees. I have already created 2 trees in this manner, but ...
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Is there an iPad app with a Pen tool similar to Procreate?

I am having trouble finding an app for iPad with a pen (Bézier curve) tool, that is not primarily a vector drawing app. I have been using Procreate for iPad for awhile now, and I enjoy the simplicity ...
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Curve line without middle anchor point? Illustrator CS6

I am following along with a tutorial and I noticed the lady hits shift+C on the pen tool path, hovers it in the middle of the path and it curves the path upwards symmetrically. I doesn't look like ...
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mouse jumps around when zoomed in using pen tool illustrator cs6

When I am zoomed in and using the pen tool I often find that if I go slightly off the zoomed in section it will then propel my mouse to another point on the artboard. Is there any way to work around ...
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How to drag opposite direction points of an anchor point simultaneously in photoshop cc?

I have an anchor point B selected on a shape created with pen tool as shown in the image Given that 2*AB = BC. Now, whatever pen tool I use to drag C or A, it only changes BC or AB, not both of them. ...
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round corner controller is not working in adobe illustrator

I am using a pen tool to draw a curve and I have made some sharp corners so that I can round it with a round controller. But only at some point, it shows a round controller and most of the point is ...
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Photoshop Pen Tool is very pixelated

When drawing with Photoshop's Pen Tool, the pen drawing looked very pixelated and not smooth: Is it supposed to look like that? If not, what can I do to fix it?
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How to draw into tiled space?

I want a pen that draws at 9 points spaced in a grid spaced about 90% of the page. In svg or similar vector format. The idea is to be able to make nice tile-able drawings. I have tried photoshop, ...
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Anchor point of path created on pen tool doesn't show in Photoshop

I’m having an issue with using the Pen tool in Photoshop and I’m wondering if you can help me out? When I’m using the Pen tool to create a path around an object the anchor points are not visible…until ...
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How to join two lines created by curvature pen tool

I am trying to use curvature pen tool to draw shapes, but unable to draw further lines on this shape with curvature tool. how to join curvature pen tool line with another pen tool line in illustrator??...
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Anti alias using pen tool in photoshop doesn't help to make edges smooth

Whenever I use Pen Tool, I can't make my edges smooth enough. I, of course, set the feather radius to 0 and checking the check-box next to the Anti-aliased, but obviously this isn't working as I want ...
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Closing Paths in Illusstrator pen tool

Hello I have a question? I'm using the pen tool and I have a lot lines alternating my artboard how would I close the paths the alternating lines that I have drawn in Illustrator.
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Bending a line in CS6

I am trying to bend a line using the anchor points and direct selection tool. I place the anchor point on the line in center. Using direct selection tool when I drag I get this unexpected result: I ...
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How do I save the name of a path in photoshop?

I now have a pen path called "working path" in the right-hand panel. How can I change the name so that I can save it?
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How do I use the Pen tool to subtract from shape in Photoshop?

I'm following this tutorial and I got stuck in this step Using the same Pen Tool (P) in a new layer we must represent the frontal part for letter “O”. Firstly we need to draw the outer shape of ...