Template:Pen Tool Use

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  • A pen path can be stroked with any tool (the last settings of that tool are used). The last time I found this useful I needed to paint a very regular railing that ran along the top of a building.
  • A pen tool is the best way to get a really regular, smooth curve. This, with a bit of stroking, can be useful for making things like bottles and glasses.

The pair of glasses on the girl below was made using a paths. It was made in one half which was then duplicated and flipped. The glass was a simple blend mode layer for the darkness and another for the reflection.

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