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Adobe® Photoshop® 7.0 Classroom in a Book® by Adobe Creative Team

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Using paths with artwork

Now that you’ve had some practice using the templates, you’ll use the pen tool to make selections in the fanciful image of a flying saucer traveling through outer space. The saucer has long, smooth, curved edges that would be difficult to select using other methods.

You’ll draw a path around the image and create two paths inside the image. After you’ve drawn the paths, you’ll convert them to selections. Then you’ll subtract one selection from the other so that only the saucer is selected and none of the starry sky. Finally, you’ll make a new layer from the saucer image and change the image that appears behind it.

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If you want to review the final results of this project, choose File > Open and select the 09End.psd ...

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