Freeform Pen Tool

The Freeform Pen Tool enables easy drawing vector shapes and paths (shape outlines) by automatically adding anchor points.

  • In the Toolbox, select the Freeform Pen Tool.
  • In the Options bar, choose a drawing mode:
    • to draw vector shape layers click button;
    • to draw paths (shape outlines) click button.
  • Draw in image window like with a pencil.
  • Click the tiny arrow in the Options bar to set the "Curve Fit" (the tool's sensitivity).
  • The "Magnetic" option converts the Freeform Pen to Magnetic Pen , automatically clinging to edges of contrast objects.

NB See also the Magnetic Lasso tutorial.