Photoshop Tutorial Part-10

Photoshop Tutorial Part-10

Photoshop Tutorial Part-10: In this Photoshop Tutorial episode, we will learn the tools such as Path selection tool, Pen tool, eyedropper tool, annotation tool, hand tool, zoom tool, and slice tool. We will discuss how these tools work, how we can use these tools, then we also practicing some exercises.

In our previous episode, we had already discussed the tools such as stamp tool, healing tool, history tool, and shape tool.

Path Selection Tool:

Photoshop Tutorial Part-10
Path/Direct Selection Tool

The Path Selection Tool selects the shape showing the nodes by clicking and use to move the shape. And the Direct Selection Tool reshapes the shape by nudging the nodes of the shape. If there is more than one shape in a layer you can select all those layers using the path selection tool and align or distribute them. That appears on the options bar if two or more shapes are selected in a layer. Even you can combine them to make only one shape.

Pen Tool:

Photoshop Tutorial Part-10
Pen Selection Tool

The Pen Tools draw smooth straight or curved edged paths. You can set the required options on the options bar.

The Freeform Pen Tool lets you draw as if you were drawing with a pencil on a paper. Anchor points are added automatically as you draw. Enable the magnetic freeform pen mode from option bar which lets you draw a path that snaps to the edges of a defined area in your image.

             The Add Anchor Point Tool creates the new anchor point (node) by clicking on the path of the selected shape.

             The Delete Anchor Point Tool removes the unwanted anchor point (node). The Convert Point Tool converts the path of the shape to another shape by nudging the handles.


  1. Make the logo of “Nero”.
  2. Make a logo of “Windows Media Player”.

Eye Dropper Tool:

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Eye Dropper Tool

The Eye Dropper Tool picks the required color from an image to foreground color.

The Color Sampler Tool samples color in an image. And provides color information on the info palette. In can sample 4 times only.

The Ruler Tool measures distances, locations, positions and angles.

The Count Tool is use to count the number of objects present in an image. It automatically adds the number on each click.

Annotation Tool:

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Annotation Tool

The Notes Tool makes text note. It provides you a notepad to write the texts.

The Audio Annotation Tool makes voice annotations that can be attached to an image. That can be done by choosing and just clicking on the image.

Hand Tool:

Photoshop Tutorial Part-10
Hand tool

The hand tool moves an image within its window by clicking and dragging.

Zoom Tool:

Photoshop Tutorial Part-10
Zoom Tool

The zoom tool magnifies and reduces the view by just clicking.

Slice Tool:

Photoshop Tutorial Part-10
Slice Tool

This option is used to create a slice that can be used to hyperlink with required Webpages. You can create user-slices with the slice tool, from a selection or from guides.


  1. Define the required slice using a slice tool by dragging.
  2. Right-click on just created slice.
  3. Click on “Edit Slice Option”. Then the slice option dialog box appears.
  4. Give the required slice name.
  5. Type WebPages address at URL box.
  6. Give the required tag (a message that appears while touching with the mouse) at the “Alt Tag” box.
  7. Click on the “OK” button.
  8. Click on the “save for web” option from the “file” menu.
  9. Give the required file name under the desired location.
  10. Click on the “Save” button.

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Photoshop Guide Lines | Part 9
Basic Photoshop Tutorials for beginners | Part-8
Photoshop Tutorials Easy | Part 7
Photoshop Tutorials for Beginners |Part 6
Step by Step Photoshop Tutorials for Beginners |Part 5
Step by Step Photoshop Tutorial for Beginners To Pro | Part-4
Step by Step Photoshop Tutorials From Beginner to Pro |part-3
Step by Step Photoshop Tutorial Free | Part 2
Free Photoshop Tutorials step by step | Part 1

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