Obvious In Hindsight
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Posts Tagged ‘selection

Illustrator: Cutting out a shape or a path

January 8, 2010

Cutting out a shape or a path from a background For the purposes of this explanation, we have a larger image upon which a shape (rectangle tool, ellipse tool etc.) or path (drawn using the pen tool) is overlayed and whatever of the larger image falls outside the perimeter of the said shape or path is to be […]

Photoshop: Basics of using the pen tool

January 6, 2010

The pen tool in Photoshop may look daunting at first though it’s actually fairly straightforward. Select the pen tool by clicking on it or using the ‘P’ shortcut i.e. type the letter ‘P’ on your keyboard. Whatever line/shape is drawn with the pen tool is known as a ‘path’.  A path is basically an outline. An […]