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Lesson 7. Basic Pen Tool Techniques > Drawing a path around artwork

Drawing a path around artwork

Now that you've had some practice using the templates, you'll use the pen tool to make selections in the image of the cat mask. You'll draw two paths around parts of the image. After you've drawn the paths, you'll convert them to selections. Then you'll subtract one selection from the other and apply a filter to the remaining selection. To complete the image, you'll apply another filter to everything.

When drawing a freehand path using the pen tool, use as few points as possible to create the shape you want. The fewer points you use, the smoother the curves.


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