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The Pen Tool Is Your Friend by Aeoll The Pen Tool Is Your Friend by Aeoll
I hope this comes in handy to all aspiring vector artists! :)
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Given 2008-04-24
The Pen Tool Is Your Friend by ~Aeoll is an excellent and well explained tutorial designed for those that tend to pull their hair out whilst learning how to handle this tool.With a combination of light hearted and easy instructions I am sure this tutorial will help many. ( Featured by znow-white )
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Adrian-MalSeraph Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Rock on man, this is awesome! :D
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Edana Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have been using photoshop for 7 years, but never came anywhere close to the pen tool.. Thank you, I think I understand how it works now, I'll definitely have to try this out soon! :+favlove:
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Superdemon-Inuyasha Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hehe great job on this! It's very helpful! 8D
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tm2cruz Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice! Thanks for the tutorial! :D
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terrasmus Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*bows* thankyou!
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switch-sgfx Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008   Photographer
I already know quite a bit about this tool but there's some stuff in here I didn't know. Good work. ^^ :+fav:
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Clockwerk-chan Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
Thank you. ;_;
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Kordyne Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
Everytime a bad path is made, another series of Big Brother is released?! OH JAYSUS!! It's a crime against humanity!! I'm going to fave this, learn it in my own time and put an end to the Big Brother horror!
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ekahandjoey Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
wow, thankyou!
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LonelySorceress Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008  Student Photographer
I hope I get a chance to use this at some point. I only skimmed over it, but it looks very easy to understand. Thanks for putting it up.
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Jacq-Siir Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008  Professional General Artist
OMG! I'm one of the few who understand the greatness that is THE PEN TOOL! :clap:

I'm more of an Illustrator person myself, and the pen tool works a little differently there (same with Flash as well), but its the same principle!

So many times i have watched people trying to make curved lines with: rounded rectangles; elipses; THE BRUSH TOOL; and the eraser, and i say "why not use the pen tool?" and i get looked at like a mad man!

*runs down the street with megaphone in hand*

"Spread the word! The pen tool will save us all from badly rendered lines!!"
:sprint:
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Aeoll Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
I tend to use Illustrator too, but PS is probably a little easier to start off with if you're a beginner I think.

Anything is possible with the pen tool :D
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Vertasual Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
Congrats with the DD, and *thank you* for this cool tutorial :D
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KristenMachina Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much for this! My pen tool skills just went up a notch thanks to your amazingness.
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ditto9 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
<insert same comment as 'draw-em-all' below>
Err, I should really check who I'm signed in with! (The other is my club)

I've added this as a favourite on this account instead, sorry!!
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draw-em-all Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
Brilliant! I like using the pen tool sometimes but lately I just wanna forget about it, it drives me mental!
But thanks to your tutorial I feel like doing something on it now, because your tips will really, really help me!
Thanks!
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sick742 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
luv it...
very useful..
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zayathalana Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
wait, there's a convert to point tool? sweet!
thanks for the awesome tutorial and congrats on your dd!
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psion005 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brilliant :clap:

Me--->:alien:
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Lorax06 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
ah, fantastic. I have long struggled with the pen tool and thought that all was lost for me. Thank you much!
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miskis Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
Wonderfully written! Learning made fun.. it's a good thing!! :D
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Einauz Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008  Student Digital Artist
thanks a lot for this tutorial. It's exactly what I'm looking for. Skimming through it, I realized that there are still a lot about pen tool that I haven't discovered yet :)
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S3R0 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
jajaj good header xDxDxDD.. i'll try it :p
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
Oh, wow, thanks! :wave: Congrats too BTW :w00t:
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Jopie211 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008   Digital Artist
Yay, great tutorial.

I love the pentool and I think it's pretty underrated, it's a really powerful tool.
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keysan Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008  Student Artist
this is wonderful :) I know in graphic design classes i struggled a lot with the pen tool. I know how to use it now, i wish i had this tutorial then :\
Do you mind if i show this to my old teacher for a possibly visual aid?
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Aeoll Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
Of course not, sounds like a great idea :D
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Ikue Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're a godsend. Congrats on a well deserved dailyD
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Aeoll Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
Thanks! I always love your Vector DD choices btw :)
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Ikue Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:blushes: aww thank you ^^ but this is ur day :D enjoy it!
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elyvirlan Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :blowkiss:
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matthesen Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
nice
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green-fram-day Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
Great tut...
I found it quiet difficult to work with the pen tool but now things are much clearer...
Thanks for sharing :aww:
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ritch-g Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
this is cool
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Sosaurora Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
Easy and brilliant, thank you :)
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Eyes-Of-Crystal Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
ohhhhh, so thats how.....
mut put in favs for future refrence~
thanks! <3
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doglover98 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
Very cool!

I will try that now!
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KaBooZ Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
Great tutorial! :)
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luckylinx Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
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AWESOME!!!
I alredy know most secrets of the pen tool, but this is still handy! =D :+fav:
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Bonooru Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008  Student Digital Artist
You're such a genius :omfg: This is so useful!
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wanwan Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
lmao @ "every time someone creates a path this rubbish, channel 4 decides to bring out another
series of big brother"

I wish i'd found this about a year ago, but after trawling the net for decades I finally found out a tutorial that told me all the little things and was in my own language. There were some great ones... in SPANISH.
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tsukinatsu Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
great! really comprehensive.^ ^
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Ash360 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Sheds single tear of joy... Well ok not really but I'm going to put this tutorial into practice.
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evilnutbunny Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008  Student Photographer
Nice! This is something I needed for some time. :+fav: Thank you so much this!
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pandaone Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
orrrrrr you could just use illustrator :X
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xcine Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
Congrats on the DD! :)
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Steffie-yan Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008
i think this is the best pen tool tutorial i've ever seen
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osiruscirce Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008  Student General Artist
thanks a lot a good tutorial from a great artist.
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tai4 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome tutorial. probably the best and detailed pen tool tutorial I ever read.

thanks a lot.
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ANDYxDESIGNS Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008
Thought i knew everything about the pen tool and all that was left was practice but i learned more reading this, thanks.
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