Pen Tool : Master Pen Tool In Illustrator and Photoshop

Pen Tool : How To Master Pen Tool In Illustrator and Photoshop Most effective ways of using the pen tool in Photoshop
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Instructed by Dawid Tuminski Design / Design Tools
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  • Lectures 36
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English, captions
  • Includes Lifetime access
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    Available on iOS and Android
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Published 4/2016 English Closed captions available

Course Description

+++This course is continually maintained. New quiz questions were added in November 2016+++

Instructor is great for beginners because he explains the nuances of the pen tool. I can see where this training will eliminate a lot of frustration in the future.

Terry Sennette

I have picked up a number of skills in this course. Now I know there is so much more that I can do with the pen tool. Thank you!

Soon Kheng Chan

Have you ever grabbed the pen tool, clicked and clicked but couldn’t understand what this tool is really about?

Have you ever thought ”Why isn’t this working?”

And aren’t you tired of all those tutorials that just tell you that if you click like this you’ll get this and if you click like that you will get something else?

Now you have the opportunity to finally learn the Pen Tool the right way.

So if you’re:

  • just starting out and want to set yourself on the right track to professional graphic design,
  • or you’ve been around for a while, but got finally fed up with the pen tool, ‘cause you’ve found it too difficult to learn,
  • or you are really into creating your custom, beautiful typefaces and illustrations,

you’ve found the right course for you.

Because in here you will find only the practical skills required to use the Pen Tool professionally and effortlessly.

But you will get more than that: say goodbye to all your frustrations and disappointment you can often get when watching tutorials that get you nowhere.

This is an in-depth course that will make you use the Pen Tool and its siblings with a smile, not because you feel you have to.

And as always you are totally covered by a 100% 30-day money back guarantee should you have any second thoughts.

So the only risk here is you spending more hours on trying to make the Pen Tool work like you expect it to.

So hop onboard and join the happy community of students who have already experienced my teaching method: simple, straight to the point and with a smile.

See you inside!

What are the requirements?

  • You will need to have at least Adobe Illustrator CS5 and Adobe Photoshop CS5 installed on your computer
  • Basic Illustrator and Photoshop is recommended although not a necessity

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Use the Pen Tool to create complex shapes
  • Create paths and shapes with the Pen Tool in Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Add Remove Anchor Points with the Pen Tool in Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Constrain Path Creation
  • Create Smooth Paths
  • Use direction handles to create complex shapes with ease
  • Convert Anchor Points
  • Use the arc and the pencil tools
  • Make selections out of shapes in Photoshop
  • Save and load selections in Photoshop
  • Make selections with the Freeform Pen Tool

Who is the target audience?

  • It's for fresh designers who are having problems with creating freeform shapes with the Pen Tool in both Illustrator and Photoshop
  • It's for all designers who have ever struggled with the Pen Tool
  • It's for everyone who is into illustration
  • It's not for seasoned designers and Illustator and Photoshop experts

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Pen Tool Course Introduction
Section 2: Pen Tool : First things first
Pen Tool Introduction and Overview
Pen Tool Add Remove Anchor Points
Pen Tool Constrain Path Creation
Pen Tool Smooth Path Creation
Question #1
1 question
Section 3: How to use the direction handles
Pen Tool Direction Handles Overview
Pen Tool Independent Direction Handles
Let's sum up what we've learnt so far
Question #2
1 question
Section 4: Pen Tool, Guides and Grid
Pen Tool Smart Guides And Grid
Pen Tool Creating a Heart
Question #3
1 question
Section 5: Working with anchor points
Pen Tool Add Anchor Points For Greater Control
Pen Tool: Convert Anchor Points
Pen Tool : Convert Anchor Points with the Control Panel
Question #4
1 question
Section 6: Alternatives for the Pen Tool
Pen Tool Arc Tool Overview
Pen Tool Creating a Heart Without the Pen Tool
Pen Tool Meets the Pencil Tool
Section 7: Design challenge
Pen Tool Design Challenge
Section 8: Pen Tool in Photoshop
Design challenge
Section 9: Pen Tool in Photoshop - Common features with Illustrator
1.Pen Tool in Photoshop - Creating Paths and Shapes
2. Pen Tool in Photoshop and Illustrator - Common features
3. Pen Tool in Photoshop and Illustrator - Common features Continued
4. Pen Tool in Photoshop and Illustrator - Differences
5. Pen Tool in Photoshop - Freeform Pen Tool
6. Pen Tool in Photoshop - Add and remove anchor points
7. Pen Tool in Photoshop - Let's sum up what we've just learnt
Question #5
1 question
Section 10: Pen Tool in Photoshop - Creating shapes
8. Pen Tool in Photoshop - Creating shapes. Adding,removing and converting ancho
9. Pen Tool in Photoshop - Adjusting Paths
10. Pen Tool in Photoshop - Quickly manipulate paths
Section 11: Pen Tool in Photoshop - Making selections
11. Pen Tool in Photoshop - Make selections out of shapes
12. Pen Tool in Photoshop - Make selections with the Pen Tool
13. Pen Tool in Photoshop - Save and load selections
14. Pen Tool in Photoshop - Make selections with the Freeform Pen Tool
Thanks for watching!
Question #6
1 question
Section 12: Pen Tool in Photoshop - Design chalenge resolved
15. Pen Tool in Photoshop - Design challenge resolved
Bonus Lecture

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Instructor Biography

Dawid Tuminski, Adobe Certified Expert Designer and Online Entrepreneur

Designer, coder and educational entrepreneur.

Adobe Certified Expert in Illustrator whose courses were listed in the Udemy's TOP 10 best reviewed courses.

Creating online courses on design tools like Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop, logo design, web design, graphic design freelancing, online teaching and digital marketing .

Teaching +22.000 students in 160 countries worldwide.

Owner of a graphic design studio.

Loves the freedom of creating courses and prides in his teaching method, which is straight to the point and with a smile.

His motto:  Boring instructors are worse than boring topics!

His students value his courses for their conciseness, professionalism and actionable tips and techniques they can apply in their day-to-day design tasks and online education businesses.

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