Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator Pen Tool Tutorial

Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator Pen Tool Tutorial

A real-time basic tutorial on using the pen tool in Photoshop and Illustrator. Check out these links for more Tips & Tricks! Pen Tool Goodness: Photoshop Shortcuts: Illustrator Shortcuts: Check Me Out! Music “Halcyonic Falcon X” by DJ-Delinquent // 2009 – Licensed under Creative Commons Hear it all at:

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25 responses to “Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator Pen Tool Tutorial”

  1. Fredrikk587 says:

    Jon Grim brought me here

  2. Shaimaa Nasr Eldin says:

    I love your work and your tutorials they’re so easy to understand
    I’ve learned a lot! Thanks Chris <3

  3. DELPHIIII says:

    I was looking for a naked cat videos, but I found this by accident. Thank you.

  4. SquidkidMega says:

    Not that shitty Karl Urban movie….LoL

  5. uchiha obito says:

    ima draw a woman in a kitchen lol

  6. evesweater says:

    You move pretty quick, but this is the most helpful tutorial I’ve found on basics of pen tool: much thanks!

  7. Sevendogtags says:

    @chrisknowsthis:Thank you so much! Now I know I can work better with Pen Tool! 🙂
    I have a question if you don’t mind answering, How did you change your photoshop/illustrator workspace background to an image? I know how to change the grey workspace into any color but I can’t figure out how you changed it into an image?

    And Google didn’t answer my question… lol
    Thanks :)

  8. AviloriANo1 says:

    How did you get pressure sensitivity on illustrator?

  9. Chris Mickens says:

    I usually hit V and then P – it’ll jump you to the Selection tool to get you off the shape and then jump you back to the Pen tool

  10. BassandStuffTutorial says:

    When i am clicking to draw a new shape with my pen tool in illustrator it carries on from the last shape where i want to make a new shape.. how do i fix it??

  11. calingus20 says:


  12. CT2507 says:

    the camera moving around following your mouse all the time gives motion sickens. 🙁

  13. Jared Hegg says:

    I just found ur tuts, and I’m impressed. Very explanatory!

  14. aerodyno says:

    the sound track for this video is awesome. where did you find it? You are also quite talented.

  15. 3asem3emad says:

    wow! what a great tutorial!! u showed many things in a quick way
    thanks 🙂

  16. owen042686 says:


  17. ellabanez2010 says:

    how can i make lineart using photoshop but still keeping all the lines as a shape (vector base) ? Not a rasterize image when you stroke the path with brush…can someone help me.

  18. ronday117 says:

    great tut!

  19. likeappletrees123 says:

    sounding smokinn

  20. boykulot09 says:

    urgghh nosebleed.. sorry,, im a beginner and this complicates the things i knew >.<

  21. John Doe says:

    I wanna ask you out for coffee but I think you already had 5 cups already. =)

  22. darkeffectstv says:

    Great tutorial, but the moving around of the screen makes me sea-sick.
    Other than that, great tutorial.

  23. jessus1starr says:

    Hi i have one question
    Do u use mouse or graphic tablet?

  24. Chris Mickens says:

    Haha, thanks! I’m really happy that it made things clearer for you ^_^

  25. Chris Mickens says:

    I’m so glad it helped ^_^

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