5 The Dreaded Pen tool

  1. Drag in file – rename the layer as flower
  2. Click on Path in palette area
  3. Select Pen tool and roughly click around the image – not to many points
  4. cut out pic
  5. Click on convert point tool to get handles to reshape corners (note I didn’t do this step which is why there are sharp selections)
  6. Click on direct selection tool to re position a point
  7. 2 x Click on the flower LAYER padlock to unlock (if there)
  8. Click on PATHS tab in the palette
  9. Click on Load path as a selection (on bottom of layer) and is selected
  10. Click back on flower LAYER in palette
  11. Click on Select / Inverse/ Delete
  12. Delete the back ground
  13. Create a new layer and label it Background
  14. Drag the new layer under the Flower layer
  15. Select a colour and click on paint tin and fill the backgroundflower fininshed

To create a stroke around selection

  1. Click on PATHS
  2. CMD + C and CMD + V
  3. Go back to Layers
  4. Right click on the layer
  5. Click on Blending Options
  6. Highlight stroke
  7. Resize the outline

stroke

With thanks to Vincent, Heather, Hedy, Syd and Zoe