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1. Tuesday: Halloween Shoot due TOMORROW. You must make a contact sheet of your photos and print it from my computer tomorrow. -5 pts for every day I don’t.

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1 1. Tuesday: Halloween Shoot due TOMORROW. You must make a contact sheet of your photos and print it from my computer tomorrow. -5 pts for every day I don’t see your contact sheet 2. Wednesday: Costumed Motion Project Due -3 printed photo, 1 contact sheet 3. Friday: Typography Project Due -4 word designs Reminders:

2 { Introducing……. drum roll please…… THE PEN TOOL & PATHS

3 The pen tool is handy for many things. We are going to be using it for creating a Path, which you can place your Type along.

4 The Pen Tool Does not act like a Pen, it only looks like one. It creates a Path

5 What the heck is a Path??!?! A "path" is something that may seem a little out of place inside a program like Photoshop. The reason is because Photoshop is primarily a pixel-based program. Paths, on the other hand, have absolutely nothing to do with pixels. A path is really nothing more than a line that goes from one point to another, a line that is completely independent of and cares nothing about the pixels underneath it. The line may be straight or it may be curved, but it always goes from one point to another point. A path is completely separate from the image itself. In fact, a path is so separate that if you tried to print your image with a path visible on your screen, the path would not appear on the paper. Paths are for your eyes and Photoshop only. No one else will ever see them. We always need a minimum of two points to create a path, since we need to know where the path starts and where it ends. If we use enough points that we can bring our path back to the same point it started from, we can create different shapes out of paths. You can also think about Paths as an outline. We can draw a square path, and if we do nothing else with it, then all we have is a basic outline of a square. The path itself is just the outline of the shape. It's not until we do something with the path, like fill it, apply a stroke, or convert it into a selection, that the path actually becomes something more than a basic outline.

6 How does the Pen tool work?? -straight geometric lines -shapes -curvy paths path

7 1. Create a New Page. 8x10 Inches 300 Resolution 2. Change your background however you’d like. Add Colors, Shapes, Paint on it…etc. I will be using White so you can see exactly what I am doing. 3. Choose your PEN TOOL, and make sure your in Path Mode – the second option

8 Click anywhere Once on your page. Don’t Click and Drag. Just Click. You have created the Start Point for you Path, by creating the first Anchor Point. We’ll need to add at least one more point to have a true Path created.

9 Click one more time. You’ve created another point, your end point. Because you now have a Start Point and End point – you also have a Path!

10 We don’t always walk straight paths… Click (DON’T DRAG) around to create a more interesting path by adding more anchor points

11 Close the path and create a custom shape, by clicking again on start point. When you hover the mouse over the start point a “O” appears. The last anchor point you create is always a black.

12 Don’t Forget to save your path! This will allow us to create another one if we want too. Click on the Paths Palette. Double Click on the name and Rename it, in the Save Path Box. If you don’t have the Paths Palette. Go to Window at the top and Choose Paths.

13 Type along our Path! Choose your Horizontal Type tool, and click on a place on a path. When you hover the text mouse a small line appears indicated that the text will go along the path. When you hover the text mouse inside the path/shape ( ) appear indicating the text will fill inside the shape.

14 Change the direction, start and end point of your type by holding down the COM and moving your mouse.

15 Finally, Click on the Background Layer to see your Type without the Path. Finished: Layer>Type>Convert to Work Path

16 We’ve made geometric (straight paths) now let’s make organic (curvy) paths with the Pen Tool and learn how to fill them with text.

17 Your Pen tool also has “direction handles” which control curve found in shapes. After you click once to start your path, click again and before releasing the mouse drag your mouse a short distance. When you release the mouse, you will see a line extending from your anchor point. This is called a Directional Handle. When you drag from an anchor, you create handles.

18 What the heck are direction handles? They (there are usually two) control the angle and length of the curves you create. The Longer the Handle, The Longer the Curve Short Handle = Short Curve

19 Moving the handles around! Once you have your handle created, hold down COM and grab either handle and move with your mouse. This moves both handles. Feel free to let go of COM once you have it. Notice how the curve changes when you drag the handles to be longer or shorter.

20 To Move the handles one at a time, press the Alt/OPTION Key. Experiment and see what happens. Add another point (drag to get the handle) and create a new segment for your path.

21 Experimentation Time Try and Create an interesting organic shape and add Text along the path. Finished: Layer>Type>Convert to Work Path

22 Create a shape with pen and Path and fill it with text! Just click inside the shape with your type tool, and start typing. It should take the form of your shape

23 Make a Path Around A Photo and Fill With Text


25 To change the color of your Type Path.. After you finish typing Layer>Type> Convert to Work Path New Adjustment Layer> Solid Color

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