Advice 1: How to cut using pen Photoshop

Graphic editor Adobe Photoshop contains powerful tools to highlight portions of an image. The Pen Tool (the Pen) is one of them. With enough skill, with its help you can process objects of very complex shapes.
How to cut using pen Photoshop
Open the image and create a copy, use the Duplicate Layer command ("Duplicate layer") from the menu Layer ("Layer"). All changes need to make on a new layer so as not to damage the main image.
On the toolbar, select the Brush Tool (Brush) and set its parameters in the properties panel: size 3 px, hardness 100. Press P to activate Pen Tool (the Pen). It will have the properties you defined for the brush.
To smoothly bend straight segments, use the Direct Selection Tool ("Arrow"). It can be activated by pressing the A key in the English layout. With the arrow of white color changes the selected polygon. The black arrow moves the selection.
Passes through this point cut a tangent, which you can use to change the shape and length of the stretch of the selection. To do this, grab the mouse end of the control cut and pull. Give the selection of the desired bend. To remove an anchor point, click the right button and select the Delete Anchor Point.
When you gently turn the object, click within the selection right click and select Make Selection ("Create selection"). In the new window set the Feather Radius value ("feather Radius"). The higher the value, the more blurry the edges of the selection.
Useful advice
Create and delete control points by using tools from the group P. They look like "Pen" with the signs "+" and "-"

Advice 2: How to cut a rose out of beets

For the table setting, especially holidays, it is important not only to properly arrange the dishes and lay out the instruments, but also an original way to decorate dishes. It is necessary to cut vegetables in spiral or turn them into flowers as the usual salads and side dishes will gain a unique look, guests will remember the meal for a long time and celebrate the skill of the hostess.
How to cut a rose out of beets
You will need
  • - beets;
  • knife;
  • peeler;
  • - skewers or toothpicks.
Cut a rose from beets – this vegetable has rich color and easy to create. To start boil the beets in salted water at least an hour. Check the readiness of vegetables with a sharp knife.
Clean the beets, trim the root and foliage residues. Take a vegetable peeler, preferably with small teeth, and begin to spiral cut the strip. Keep the peeler so that by the end of the strip was wider than it was in the beginning. Strip length depends on your desire to cut a rose from beet or lush to make it in the Bud than the strip of longer, the richer the finished flower.
Salt strip and wipe off excess salt and moisture with a napkin. The narrow end of the strip tightly twist. Wrap the center of the flower beet strip as long as the workpiece will not end.
Gently prick the base of the roses from beets thin sharp skewer or immediately insert the flower into the finished salad on a certain depth, so the "petals" don't fall apart. Decorate the rose of beet leaves cut from cucumber peel.
Cut a rose from beets any other way. To do this with a sharp knife slice the vegetables into thin circles. If you doubt that you can gently slice the beetroots, use the grater for potato chips.
Arrange sliced beets on a plate, sprinkle with salt. When the beets let the juice, Pat the vegetables with paper towel.
Take one beet circle and roll it into a tube. Wrap the second billet and the bottom hook with a sharp skewer. Overlap the next petal slightly higher than the previous one so that its center closed edge of the second mug. Wrap one workpiece and fasten with skewer.
Continue to wrap vegetable flower until, until it rose from beet the desired quantity. Every second a circle bundle with a skewer, the ends of the sticks after work cut kitchen scissors. Carefully bend outward the edges of the petals.
Peel the cucumber from the skin. One green stripe wrap the base of the roses, lock "receptacle". The rest of the cucumber peel, cut the leaves almond-shaped. When decorating a dish of beet beside the flower lay a few leaves, if desired, make the stems of the green onions.
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