View Full Version : Photoshop Pen Tool Blues

06 June 2003, 04:08 AM
Hi all,

I'm trying to create my first brush. Working on a brush for grass, though I know that Photoshop already has one.

When I use the pen tool to create blades of grass, I can't seem to just create an outlined shape. Photoshop always fills the shape in with the foreground color.

Attempting to follow this tutorial:

Any advice appreciated! :)

06 June 2003, 05:24 AM
Sorry but I dont have any advice, but Are you using PS7? I have never had this problem with 6 but when I went to 7 recently I havent been able to get it to work. It just does what you said.

06 June 2003, 05:49 AM
Sure do, it's Photoshop number 7.

06 June 2003, 06:10 AM
hm... how to explain this without an example image...

When you choose the Pen/Path tool from the Toolbar (P key), look to the far left on the Options Bar atop the screen. You'll see 3 square icons... choose the one in the middle -- the one that's an outline and not filled in, and has a quill pen on it.

You apparently have one of the other 2 functions chosen, which are for creating Vector Shapes, and just a plain filled in shape, rasterized.

Hope that helps. :bounce:

06 June 2003, 08:45 AM
Aaaah, thanks! That one was bugging me, too! :thumbsup:

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