Hi designer friends and amateur designers. We all know that every designer or photo manipulator needs to use pen tool at any part of their work period. But the matter is more than 75% of the users find it difficult to use or don’t understand it to its potential at all. I too found pen tool hard to control for the first time I used it. But every time I asked other designers, teachers and colleagues, they all had same answer – “Pen tool is very important, from selecting / cutting out images to drawing illustration. Even design house test your skills on how elegantly you use Pen Tool”. Well this statement always struck me and encouraged me to improve my pen tool skill. Today I thought not to write a pen tool tutorial here but to give you some of the best and simplest pen tool tutorial. This tool is very simple once mastered but too complicated be explained in one tutorial. Let’ roll!
These tutorials can help Pen Tools found in almost all design application like Adobe Creative Suite, GIMP and even in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite. Though each and every application has slightly different properties, I recommend to practice on application that you feel comfortable with.
1. The Pen Tool Is Your Friend by ~Aeoll
3. Pen Tool Tutorial by ~somethingodd1
4. Basic Pen Tool Tutorial by ~hussain1
6. Pen Tool in Adobe Illustrator by Davin Da Geek
7. Pen Tool in Adobe Photoshop by Davin Da Geek