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vector mask tutorial



Keep in mind this is an easy way to do this if you aren't good with curving with the pen tool.
If you're good at curving with the pen tool than skip to step 3

You'll be making something like this:
with circles <-- click

without circles <-- click

The Steps

1. Make the document with a white background size 350x467. Create a new layer. Click on the pen tool and basically you mess around with points. You can do a corner, or left side, or right side, or whatever. I put my points in random spots that I think will look good before I curve them.


2. Right click on the pen tool and select "Convert Point Tool." It's in the same section with the pen tool. Click on the first point and HOLD THE CLICK DO NOT LET GO. Move around and you should see that section of the line curving. Do the same with the second line and all of the other lines. (if you don't understand this than check out my beams v1 tutorial cause it explains curving lines really good
click here)

This is what I have now.


3. Click on the pen tool and connect the beginning to the end. Right click and click "Make Selection >> ok"


4. You can use the paint bucket tool to fill in the area with black, or you can click "Layer >> New Fill Layer >> Solid Color >> ok." I use the paint bucket tool if I'm adding circles to it.



5. This is optional but you can click on the elliptical marquee tool to create circles around the vector mask. You just place the circle and click the backspace key on your keyboard.

Finished Product: