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Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 Pen tool

Jan 7, 2012 6:57 PM

I recently bought Photoshop elements 10, and cant sem to find the Pen Tool. I know its stupid and simple but could someone tell me where it is?

 
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    Jan 7, 2012 7:38 PM   in reply to bmorse123

    A "Pen" tool refers to a tool used to draw vector lines, and does not exist in PSE.

     

    PSE does have the "Pencil" tool which will draw hard-edged bitmap lines.  It's part of the Brush tool icon set -- hold down your left mouse button to reveal the other tools:

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    Jan 7, 2012 8:00 PM   in reply to bmorse123

    No.

     

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    Jan 7, 2012 8:30 PM   in reply to bmorse123

    There is text on a path, which is about as close as it gets.

     
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    Jan 7, 2012 8:38 PM   in reply to Barbara B.

    Or the various shapes, and modifying them with the selection tools, but that's really clunky if you're wanting to hand-draw the equivalent of a vector shape.

     

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    Jan 7, 2012 10:56 PM   in reply to bmorse123

    There is a Freeform Pen Tool (Text on a Custom Path Tool) that has some of features that the Freeform Pen Tool in photoshop has, but not a true pen tool per se.

    You can even use it to modify shape layers and stroke paths with some of the painting tools like the brush tool.

    I guess it depends on how want to use it, whether you find it suitable or not.

     

     

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    stroked path with the brush tool

     

     

     

     

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    Jan 7, 2012 10:36 PM   in reply to bmorse123

    Default Banner Shape 5

     

     

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