Pen tool and layer masks

3 Nov

Original Image :

Cut out image using the pen tool and layer mask:

Final image with a background i chose from deviant art:


p – pen tool

m – marquee

g – paint bucket

ctrl(hold)+left mouse – move anchor points (move curve)

alt(hold)+left mouse – move anchor points

d – default colour

x – switch bg & fg colours

b – brush

{} – increase & decrease size (brush,…)

space bar (hold) – move image

ctrl+j – duplicate layer

ctrl+i – switch bg & fg colours on mask/adjustment layer

ctrl +-  zoom+-


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