Most of the tools of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign are easy to learn and understand, but there is one major exception: the Pen tool. It is a very versatile vector drawing tool present in all three applications and can save you a lot of time and effort in many ways if you learn to use it properly. It can be used for drawing shapes and illustrations, creating custom frames for your layouts, making selections of your images, designing custom paths for your type, drawing artistic effects and so much more. In this tutorial I will introduce 7 core concepts you need to know when working with the Pen Tool. Download the image below and use it to practice working with the Pen Tool. Try to connect the dots and redraw each shape.