If you ever found it difficult to work with the Pen tool,
Photoshop CC 2018的“弯度钢笔工具”
Photoshop CC 2018 now has a solution for you,
and it’s called the Curvature tool.
You can think of this
as the Pen tool 2.0 or
a more intuitive refined and user-friendly version of the Pen tool.
You can find it here in the tool bar.
So where the Pen tool is,
it’s joined together with it.
There’s Curvature Pen tool.
And I actually went ahead and already gave it or
assigned a custom keyboard shortcut for it,
because I started using it very often.
So I kept P for the pen tool,
but I use Y for the Curvature Pen tool
and that’s a shortcut that was by default
associated with the History and Art History brush tools.
To be honest, I hardly ever use these.
So if you want to do the same and
you want to assign this shortcut,
you can do that in the keyboard shortcuts
and there under tools, you will be able to find
the new curvature tool if you just scroll down.
Now let’s see what it can actually do.
So if I want to make a selection of this door,
I could use the classic Pen tool
沿着门的轮廓 点击一下 开始画
and go around and draw by clicking
and then click and dragging to define my curves.
We all know how this works,
but if you are not a pro at using the Pen tool
it might be slightly tricky to go and create a selection of this.
Now let me show you
why it can be easier to use the curvature tool.
So what I’m going to do
is to zoom a little bit closer
just so you can see what I’m doing.
And I start off by holding down the Alt key.
Now that’s quite important,
because by holding down the Alt key, I can make sure
that I just drew straight lines
and notice what I’m doing is
I’m only going and clicking on
the corner points of this selection.
So there we go.
we have very quickly identified the corner points.
And now comes the amazing bit, the real magic of the Curvature tool.
Now if I want to add curves,
all I have to do is to click and drag these points around.
Now it might not look perfect straight away,
because this point now here
turned into a smooth point by accident
or maybe I just didn’t hold down the Alt at that point.
But no worries,
I can just double-click on it
and then immediately fixes both sides of the curve
or both sides of the path.
So let’s see now this point here.
I can just click and drag it into place
and I can keep and drag these into place.
Now here we have an s-curve,
so all I have to do is to click once
and then click again,
and notice how I can move this Anchor Point along the path
easily to really find where it needs to go
or where it fits the best.
So once again,
here using two points I could do it
and I can always go back and fix
additional points if I need to.
不断重复 点击 拖动 点击 拖动
Once again, click and drag, click and drag.
And wherever there is an issue,
just double-click on that point
to make sure it goes back to the way it should be.
现在 拉远距离 看看全景
Now let’s have a look at this from a distance.
It looks perfect.
By the way, I just wanted to also mention that
that is also a new feature and it works both
with the Pen tool and the Curvature tool
that we can change the view of our paths.
So when we are not drawing shapes
while we are drawing in path mode,
we can now see it much better.
Thanks to the thickness and color options.
So these worth checking and worth looking at
the different color options depending on
what’s most comfortable or convenient.
And then when we are ready with a path,
we can just turn this straight into a mask.
And that will create a vector mask like that.
So working with the Curvature tool
can make it so much easier
for anyone who is not really confident in working with paths in general
and who hasn’t really mastered the Pen tool already.
The good news is
if you keep using the Curvature tool,
it will actually teach you
how to place your anchor points and direction lines
when you actually decide to move on using the Pen tool.
So it’s a great way to introduce yourself
to work with vector shapes and paths.
在Photoshop CC 2018中一定要试试“弯度钢笔工具”哦
So make sure you give it a try in Photoshop CC 2018!
PS CC 2018中升级的钢笔工具