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Photoshop: Hand Drawing A Picture

PhotoshopIcon Photoshop: Hand Drawing A PicturePhotoshop: Paths

This video is a little bit out there with things you want to do with Photoshop. This video will explain part of the reasons (not all!) why you use “Paths”. I was challenged a while ago to provide an image of a vehicle without having the image itself.

I needed to create a “technical drawing” of a vehicle, this made me pause and think how the heck was I to complete this task when I rely on Photoshops tools to do most of the work. Unfortunatley, even with the power of Photoshop at your disposal you need to sometimes do things the hard way. Thankfully in Photoshop there is a feature known as “Paths” these store a series of lines which you can then let Photoshop do its magic on.

It took me about 2 hours graft but got quite a nice “technical” style image for a vehicle. In this video I will show you the basics of how it can be achieved and also show you the final version of the car I created by using paths.

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166 Comments

  1. PCTeachME says
    29 Mar 10 at 2:33pm

    Hi Steve,
    The paths are seperate in this video. The reason why the paths are seperate was so I could apply different brush styles to each section (e.g. the bumper, its heavy on the right but thin on the left). Having said all that, you should be able to CTRL and click on each path & right click & choose “Merge”, forgive me I am not by my PC to test my comment but sure the does option exists. I always reccomend using multiple paths otherwise you dont get the feel of freehand

  2. PCTeachME says
    29 Mar 10 at 2:33pm

    [..YouTube..] Hi Steve,
    The paths are seperate in this video. The reason why the paths are seperate was so I could apply different brush styles to each section (e.g. the bumper, its heavy on the right but thin on the left). Having said all that, you should be able to CTRL and click on each path & right click & choose “Merge”, forgive me I am not by my PC to test my comment but sure the does option exists. I always reccomend using multiple paths otherwise you dont get the feel of freehand

  3. PCTeachME says
    29 Mar 10 at 2:33pm

    [..YouTube..] @steveshort4steven Hi Steve,
    The paths are seperate in this video. The reason why the paths are seperate was so I could apply different brush styles to each section (e.g. the bumper, its heavy on the right but thin on the left). Having said all that, you should be able to CTRL and click on each path & right click & choose “Merge”, forgive me I am not by my PC to test my comment but sure the does option exists. I always reccomend using multiple paths otherwise you dont get the feel of freehand

  4. PCTeachME says
    29 Mar 10 at 2:33pm

    @steveshort4steven Hi Steve,
    The paths are seperate in this video. The reason why the paths are seperate was so I could apply different brush styles to each section (e.g. the bumper, its heavy on the right but thin on the left). Having said all that, you should be able to CTRL and click on each path & right click & choose “Merge”, forgive me I am not by my PC to test my comment but sure the does option exists. I always reccomend using multiple paths otherwise you dont get the feel of freehand

  5. PCTeachME says
    29 Mar 10 at 2:33pm

    @steveshort4steven Hi Steve,
    The paths are seperate in this video. The reason why the paths are seperate was so I could apply different brush styles to each section (e.g. the bumper, its heavy on the right but thin on the left). Having said all that, you should be able to CTRL and click on each path & right click & choose “Merge”, forgive me I am not by my PC to test my comment but sure the does option exists. I always reccomend using multiple paths otherwise you dont get the feel of freehand

  6. PCTeachME says
    29 Mar 10 at 2:33pm

    @steveshort4steven Hi Steve,
    The paths are seperate in this video. The reason why the paths are seperate was so I could apply different brush styles to each section (e.g. the bumper, its heavy on the right but thin on the left). Having said all that, you should be able to CTRL and click on each path & right click & choose “Merge”, forgive me I am not by my PC to test my comment but sure the does option exists. I always reccomend using multiple paths otherwise you dont get the feel of freehand

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