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Adobe Photoshop Path Selection Tool Tutorial Classes

Adobe Photoshop Path Selection Tool

What is Path Selection Tool?

Photoshop offers a suite of vector path drawing tools that work in the same way as the pen path tools located in Adobe Illustrator as well as various other programs that allow you to draw vector paths. If you are coming close to Photoshop for the first time as well as have never any type of experience using vector path illustration tools, after that the Photoshop path tools may need some obtaining made use of to.

How to Use Path Selection Tool?

The path selection tool can be utilized to select a whole path or sub path. If you have a path that shows up in a Photoshop document, marquee drag or click with the path selection tool to pick a path and this will make all the anchor points become active. You could tell if the anchor points have actually been made active because they will look like filled squares. When all the points have actually been active, you can utilize the path selection tool to reposition a path, or make use of the key-board arrow keys to nudge the path position. Note that the combination of the Command + Option/Control + Alt keys could also be made use of to change the pen tool to the path selection tool. The path selection tool Options bar is revealed listed below in Figure 1.


Figure 1 The Path Selection tool Options bar. If two or even more path are picked you can utilize the shape area controls menu to add the areas together, subtract them from each other, intersect them or leave out the overlapping areas. Beside this you have the alignment controls. When two or more paths are selected these can be used to line up the selected paths. As well as in this menu are the distribution options. When three or even more paths are selected you could utilize these to choose just how the path need to be distributed.

The Path Selection * Tool selects and moves (fragments of) existing path's/ vector form mask's sections/ anchor points:

  1. In the Toolbox, select the Path Selection Tool.
  2. Click on a path or shape element in image window to select it.
  3. Drag selected path element to move it.
  4. To delete picked path or form component press [delete] key.
  5. To choose 2 or more elements shift-click (mouse-click holding [Shift] pressed) on every one.
  6. While several elements selected you could line up or combine them into a single path utilizing buttons on the Options bar (movie).

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