Essential Skills for Designers - Mastering the Pen Tool

Learn everything you need to know about the tool that every Designer has to master!

A little more information

The Pen Tool is a very versatile vector drawing tool which is present in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Mastering this tool is pretty essential and can save you a lot of time and effort in many ways if you learn to use it properly. 

It can be used for drawing shapes/illustrations, creating custom frames for layouts, making selections of your images, designing custom paths for type, drawing artistic effects and so much more.

In this course, you will learn everything you need to know about the Pen tool. To ensure you feel totally at ease using it there are plenty of exercises to follow and in less than 2 hours you can become a real pro in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

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What's included?

  • 17 Videos

  • 2 Texts

  • 2.0

Reviews

What others have been saying about this course:

A Very Good Course

Robert Yunque

I have been using Photoshop for several years and am now learning Illustrator. Although I'm no expert with Photoshop, I have sufficient knowledge for the wo...

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I have been using Photoshop for several years and am now learning Illustrator. Although I'm no expert with Photoshop, I have sufficient knowledge for the work that I do with it. I have experience using the pen tool, but there are many things that I was able to learn from this course. Capabilities of the pen tool that were right there in front of me all the time, but I never noticed. I am very pleased with this course and will be going over it again and using the exercise files to experiment and expand my skill with amazing pen tool. Thank you, Bob

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Fantastic explanation!

Pilar Ruiz-Retegui

I knew mastering the pen tool was one of the most important essentials and also one of the most difficult but with your explanation and guidance now I unders...

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I knew mastering the pen tool was one of the most important essentials and also one of the most difficult but with your explanation and guidance now I understand and control this tool perfectly! Thank you!

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Just learnt another useful skill today!

Daniel Munene

A combination of how to use the Pen Tool in different Adobe applications. Helpful short course.

A combination of how to use the Pen Tool in different Adobe applications. Helpful short course.

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Useful Resources for Creative Professionals

    • Useful Resources

  • 2

    Pen Tool Basics

    • Introduction

    • Exercise files

    • What is the point?

    • Pen Tool Options

  • 3

    Drawing with the Pen Tool

    • Drawing straight lines

    • Drawing curves

    • Drawing complex shapes

    • Drawing symmetrical shapes

  • 4

    Working with Paths

    • Creating Custom Shapes and Symbols

    • Creating custom frames in InDesign

    • Selecting, Editing and saving Paths

    • Combining Paths

    • Smooth Tool and Simplify Path

  • 5

    Pen Tool workflows

    • Making selections with Paths

    • Masking with Paths

    • Type on a Path

    • Stroke Paths

    • 3D shapes from Paths

Instructor

Adobe Certified Instructor

Martin Perhiniak

Martin is a graphic designer and an Adobe Certified Instructor. He was a presenter at Adobe Max the ultimate creative in 2018 and was recently voted one of the top 10 Adobe instructors in the world. As a designer and illustrator he worked for companies like Pixar, BBC, Mattel, Accenture and as an instructor taught teams at Transport for London, Google, Ben&Jerry's, House of Lords, Oxford University Press. Over 100,000 students are studying from his online courses from over 200 countries.

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