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Curvature Pen Tool coming to Photoshop

Anyone who's tried to make a complex selection in Photoshop, especially if there are sweeping curves involved, will know what a powerful tool the Pen Tool is. 

It's a bit of a dark art to master though, no matter how much you use it, but it looks like Adobe is developing something more intuitive for its next Photoshop update.

Called the Curvature Pen Tool, Photoshop Product Manager Meredith Payne Stotzner has given us a sneak peek on how it'll work in the video below. 

In essence, rather than having to manually drag out curves from anchor points, the Curvature Pen Tool creates these curves automatically. Once your path is complete, you can then easily adjust and tweak each element of the curve with some simple clicks of the mouse. Clever stuff.

Phil Hall

Phil Hall is an experienced writer and editor having worked on some of the largest photography magazines in the UK, and now edit the photography channel of TechRadar, the UK's biggest tech website and one of the largest in the world. He has also worked on numerous commercial projects, including working with manufacturers like Nikon and Fujifilm on bespoke printed and online camera guides, as well as writing technique blogs and copy for the John Lewis Technology guide.