The simplest is the linear contour. To build, select the Pen tool. Click on the place from which we start to build the circuit. We have created the first of the nodes in the form of a filled square. This means that this node is active. The second click, we create the second node and the segment connecting them. So we build as many nodes with the contours as we want. Closes the circuit, putting the pointer to the first node. If the path we need open, press Ctrl. Then, hold Ctrl, click on anywhere on the screen except for the outline. If we need to add to the already-built open loop multiple nodes, simply click on the point of the beginning or end of the path and add the nodes.
A curvilinear contour is built with the same tools, and straightforward. Build the first node, then, without releasing mouse button, drag the pointer a little. Control lines which govern the curvature of the segment will stretch from us with the reference point. Put the second node and repeat the operation, then put the third node and so on. So we can make a contour with smooth curves of each of the segments. The reference point can be moved by holding Ctrl and moving the reference point to the new location. Closes the contour.
Free the path. To do this, select another tool, called freeform. With this feather you can already draw the shape of the contour, and not the position of its control points, which are then set automatically. The shape of the contour draw as well as Paint E. everything is simple. To the shape of the contour was not broken, set the smoothing parameter that can be set by opening the task pane tool drop-down list to select the value for option "Offset". To continue the path by clicking the mouse button on its end or starting point.
During contour editing you can delete, add nodes and do some other operations using context menu. And the menu is opened when you click the RMB on the contour. In this case, the build tool or contour editing must be active.
Advice 2 : How in Photoshop to make the path
In Adobe Photoshop there is the ability to handle not only the image but also its fragments. To select and save the individual parts is convenient to use contours.
Select any selection tool. Trace the fragments of complex shapes with smooth lines it is better to use the Lasso Tool (Lasso) and the Magnetic Lasso Tool ("Magnetic lasso"). For the selections, consisting of straight lines, is easier to use the Polygonal Lasso Tool ("Polygonal lasso").
Not to spoil the main image failed change, after selecting the snippet, you copy it to a new layer Ctrl+J. press and Hold Ctrl and click on the icon of this layer. Around the fragment will appear again in the selection.
On the toolbar, click any of groups L or M and right-click within the selection. In the drop-down menu, select the command Make Work Pass ("New working path"). In the new window set the value for Tolerance ("Tolerance") – the lower the value, the more accurate the contour will coincide with image boundaries.
Now you can adjust the working path. On the toolbar, choose the Direct Selection Tool ("Management allocation") and right click on the contour where you want to change its shape. Note the command Add Anchor Point ("Add anchor point"). Hook point with the left mouse button and drag it, changing the shape of the contour. Press Esc when the result suits you
Select the Brush tool (Brush) and in the properties pane, set the parameters – the color and width. Again select Add Anchor Point, call the context menu right click the mouse and select Stroke Pass ("Stroke path").
In a new window in the line Tool ("Tool") open the list and select Brush. The stroke is the same width and color, which you chose to brush. If you want the width of the stroke has changed, check the box Pressure ("Push"). Call the context menu right click the mouse and select the Delete command Pass ("Delete contour").
Double-clicking on the layer icon with the outline, you will be able to apply different effects
Advice 3 : How to trace a picture in Photoshop
Sometimes when processing a digital image for any purpose you want to cut around the picture, creating a frame around it, or add an outline around the part of music visually highlighting it. This can be done in Adobe Photoshop.
You will need
- - Adobe Photoshop.
Decide how it should be circled in the picture. If you need to outline the entire image (actually, to create a frame around it), go to the second step. If you need to circle the picture that is included with the image part of it, follow the steps described in steps 4-8.
Increase the size of the canvas horizontally and vertically to the desired value. Press Ctrl+Alt+C or in the Image tab of the main menu, select "Canvas Size...". Specify the new values for the Width and Height fields of the appeared dialog. In the group of buttons click on the center Anchor. Click OK
Draw a circle around the picture. Activate the Paint Bucket tool. As the foreground color, select the one that will be filled in the created frame. Click anywhere in empty area around the picture, added in the second step.
Create a work path describing the outline that you want to wrap the picture. Use the tools on the Pen or Freeform Pen, or convert it into path selection (it can be more convenient). Scroll, outline the picture using the right tools. Click on the highlighted area, right-click. In the context menu select "Make Work Path...". A dialog box will appear. In the field Tolerance enter the tolerance value. Press the OK button.
Adjust the work path, if necessary. Use the tools Path Selection, Add Anchor Point, Delete Anchor Point, Convert Anchor Point.
Decide which tool is circled in the picture, activate it. Usually for this purpose use a Pen or Brush. Set the tool parameters using the controls on the top panel. Select the foreground color (this will be used to create circuit).
Draw a circle around the picture. Switch to the Paths panel. Right click on the list element corresponding to the created on the fourth step of the way. In the context menu, select "Stroke Path...". In the drop-down list, the displayed dialog, specify the tool selected in the sixth step. Press the OK button.
Delete the work path, if it is no longer needed. Right-click on the element in the Paths panel. In the menu, select Delete Path.