Photoshop: Using the pen tool

Discover how to make pro-quality cutouts and layer up with a white background and a shadow for your subject, writes Jon Adams. Whether you’re making a quick packshot for an auction site, or putting together a selection of product images for a friend’s website, learning the delights of Photoshop’s Pen Tool will stand you in good stead when it comes to making cutouts.

In this in-depth video, I’ll show you how to use it in conjunction with mouse movements and the modifier keys, and constructs a perfectly-acceptable packshot from a truly-appalling starting point, snapped on a phone!

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