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Chapter 6. Using the Pen Tools

In this chapter, you'll learn

  • All about paths and the vector tools you use in them

  • How to work with path anchors and segments

  • How to use the Direct Selection, Convert Point, and Add and Delete Anchor tools

  • How to create special effects with the Pen tool and Soft-Edge Brush Tip

  • How to take paths to the max

You can use Quick Mask, a layer mask, or even the Eraser tool on occasion, and you still will not experience the precision with which you can select stuff using the Pen tools. The Pen tools produce and modify paths; paths are vectors, and vectors can get right in there between the pixels and precisely sculpt the shape of your desires. This chapter is devoted to the Pen tools because, quite simply, once you get the hang of them, there's no return; you'll be hooked on these tools, and you'll want to teach all of your friends about using them to add power to paths and selections.


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