How to Make a Curved Line with the Pen Tool in Photoshop

5 minutes

This short guide will show you how to make a curved line using the pen tool in Adobe Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CC. This will demonstrate basic pen tool usage.

Posted in these interests:
h/photoshop13 guides
h/adobe41 guides
Select the pen tool

Check out the toolbox on the left hand side. Look towards the bottom and select the pen tool.

Set your first anchor

Set your first anchor on your desired location by left clicking the screen wherever you want to start.

Drag to set the slope of the curve

Once you've set the point, keep the mouse button pushed. Drag the first anchor to set the slope of the line.

Set your second anchor

You'll now set the second anchor. Hold the left mouse button down and drag the second point to set the curve.

For those sweet text overlays!
Michael Michael (174)
2 minutes

Looking to add a little textual style to your newest project in Adobe Photoshop? This guide will show you two options for adding a new font to use in Photoshop for Mac.