New Photoshop feature will make clipping curved paths significantly easier


posted Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 12:02 PM EST


Adobe has teased cool features before, and today they shared an upcoming feature for Photoshop that you may remember seeing in a "Sneak" in the past (Sneaks are features in development that may or may not make final production, and area usually shown at Adobe MAX). This new feature is called the "Curvature Pen Tool" and makes creating even, curved paths way easier than it is presently. In the demonstration video, Adobe shows how to make a perfect heart shape in a matter of seconds, and then follows it up showing a practical use for photographers: creating clipping paths around curved areas of an image. 

Adobe describes the tool as such: "We’re excited to give you a sneak peek of a new tool we’ve been working on for an upcoming release of Photoshop CC. The new Curvature Pen Tool makes path creation easier and more intuitive in Photoshop CC by enabling you to create paths more quickly and precisely. This is just one of many new features coming to Photoshop CC later this year." 

This enhancement to the Pen Tool looks totally awesome, and we can't wait for it. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.