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Lesson 7. Basic Pen Tool Techniques > Drawing curved paths

Drawing curved paths

Curved paths are created by clicking and dragging. The first time you click and drag, you set a starting point for the curved path and also determine the direction of the curve. As you continue to drag, a curved path is drawn between the previous point and the current point.

As you drag the pen tool, Photoshop draws direction lines and direction points from the anchor point. Direction lines and points are used to edit the shape of curves and to change the direction of curves. You'll edit paths using the direction lines and direction points after you practice drawing curved paths.


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