Mastering Photoshop’s pen tool in only 30 minutes


posted Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 1:15 PM EDT


The pen tool is some photographer's most-used Photoshop feature, while I suspect others never use it. For the latter group, the pen tool is often a bit scary, it can feel daunting and convoluted. It doesn’t have to be that way though, thanks in part to YouTubers like Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect. His latest video tutorial is all about the pen tool and it will allow you to "master the pen tool in 30 minutes."

In the video below, you can learn about what the pen tool is and how to use it, including for making advanced shapes and selections. The tutorial covers all the knowledge you'll need, such as how to use anchor points and paths to create complex, precise selections. It can be tricky at first, there's no doubt about that, but after a little bit of practice, you'll be a pen tool pro.

To see more videos from Dinda, visit his YouTube channel