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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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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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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Affinity Designer Prevent Curve Overlap Cutout

I'm making a shape in Affinity Designer using the pen tool, tweaking bezier curves, etc. I have a shape that overlaps, meaning curves back and crosses over itself, so there's an intersection. 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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Joining Vertex points in After Effects

I have a path and would like to join two vertex points in After Effects. It is the easiest thing in Illustrator and photoshop but I would like to do in After Effects. Thanks
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How to make selection with Pen tool in Pixelmator?

I am new user in Pixelmator and I used to use Photoshop. Now, I would like to use Pen Tool in Pixelmator. In photoshop, we use pen tool to cut things and then Ctrl+Enter to make a selection. In ...
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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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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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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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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 ...