Starter file

The sketch needed to follow along with this chapter and create the featured illustration is available on the accompanying CD. This file can be found in the folder entitled: chapter_06.

2 I In the tool options bar, set the Pen tool to create paths, not shape layers, and enable the add to path area function. Zoom in closely on the figure and click once on the outer edge of her to create an anchor point, starting a new path component. Start at the left-most corner of her hair, because this is a sharp corner, it is an ideal place for a corner point. Follow the outer perimeter of her hair upward a little, then click and drag to create a smooth point. Keep the mouse button down as you drag, this will move the direction handles, which defines the curvature of the line on either side of the point.

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