Drawing shapes and paths
Drawing in Photoshop involves creating -not so complexe thing that you can imagine before- here it is, vector shapes and paths. For better or worse, you can easily create this thing with the Freeform Pen tool, Shape tools, or the Pen Tool (P) . Each tool's option are totally available in the flying menu in the left of options bar.
Before you begin drawing in Photoshop, you must choose a drawing mode from the options bar. The mode you choose to draw in making certain whether you create a vector shape on its own layer, a work path on an existing layer, or even just a rasterized shape on an existing layer.
I think you gotta know well your workflow first, each tool define in its regulation. Vector shapes (see the explanations here!) are lines and curves you draw using the shape or pen tools. After that, we talk about Paths, Paths are outlines that you can turn into selections, or fill and stroke with color. The outline of a shape is a path. You can easily change the shape of a path by editing its anchor points. Usually I said to you by Right + Click or something.
Finally, a work path is a temporary path that appears in the Paths palette and defines the outline of a shape.
You can use paths in several ways:
• Use a path as a vector mask to hide areas of a layer. (See “About layer and vector masks” on Vektor with Photoshop)
• Convert a path to a selection. (See “Convert paths to selection borders” on Vector... again)
• Fill or stroke a path with color. (See “Fill paths with color” on Again Line Art and Illistration look)
To get put it all right and more control over the final look of your images, then Shape Layers and Paths are the way to go.
I try to be careful and wish you enjoyed it so much then maybe picked up a new trick or two.
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