Photoshop is a powerful image creation program. The first step towards unleashing your inner artist is to understand what the drawing tools in Photoshop are, and how to use them.
The Brush tool
The Brush tool is a great place to start drawing. The menu at the top of the screen gives you access to various brush style presets. Depending on what you choose, you can mimic the feel of pencil, pen, marker, watercolor and more.
Note: The Brush tool creates raster images. For vector designs, choose one of the other options.
The Pen tool
Another essential tool to master in Photoshop, the Pen tool will help you include vector images in your drawings. Here’s how to use it:
If you want to move nodes or curve handles afterwards, hold Ctrl/Command (Windows/Mac) as you drag any of the nodes.
Other Pen Tools
If you hold down the left mouse button while hovering over the pen tool, you will see several specific pen tools:
Photoshop also assists in drawing vector-based shapes. Here are a few:
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