Curves - Adobe Photoshop tutorial
- Added: Feb 8th, 2006
- Level: Medium
- Author: Melfina
- Program version: 7.0
- Reads: 39,329
- Description: Learn how to do perfect curves in photoshop to use for many things.
For this tutorial we'll consider you already know how to do basic things in Phorothop.
Create a new document with background color and take the pen tool. Settings should be as the ones below:
Make three anchor points randomly, but not making a straight line.
Keep the ALT button pressed, click on the middle anchor point and drag it until you get a nice curve.
Select the brush tool and take a 5px solid brush, you may use a bigger or different one to achieve other results.
Make a new layer. Take the pen tool again and right click on the image. Click on Stroke Path.
A window will appear. Brush must be selected from the dropdown and I used Simulate Pressure for this tutorial, but you won't use it for normal lines.
That's all, now you can just make more curves to get the desired result. Add a background, image or just anything you want.
With practice, you can do many things with the pen tool.
Tutorial © Melfina. Do not reproduce in any way without previous permission from the author.