Photoshop gets curvy with a fancy new pen tool

Sep 11, 2017

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

Photoshop gets curvy with a fancy new pen tool

Sep 11, 2017

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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The pen tool is one of the most powerful tools in Photoshop’s arsenal. For making accurate selections (excluding hair, obviously), there’s little that comes close to it. For cutting out products from their background or masking hard edges, it’s an absolute lifesaver.

Now, the pen tool is about to get curvy. In this sneak peek video posted by Adobe, we see a demo of the new “Curvature Pen Tool”. Essentially, it’s a simplified version of the pen tool. It’s for those who don’t use the pen tool often enough to learn its intricacies, and those who just want to do a quick simple cut out or selection with ease.

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The new curvature pen tool seems to work a lot more intuitively than the regular pen tool, and hopefully it will inspire a few more people to try using it. It should certainly make life easier for a lot of everyday tasks.

The curvature pen tool is expected to come in a Photoshop CC update later this year, but an exact date has not been announced.

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John Aldred

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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2 responses to “Photoshop gets curvy with a fancy new pen tool”

  1. Jake Engel Avatar
    Jake Engel

    Still waiting for a “Smart” Pen Tool — a hybrid between this pen tool and the Quick Selection Tool — which identifies edges and creates smooth paths over them.

    1. jakecarvey Avatar
      jakecarvey

      doesn’t that pen already exist?