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I'm trying to change a line created with the line tool into a dotted line but I can't find the property for that. I've tried resetting the line tool but I still don't get the option. At the moment it looks like this.

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    Looks like your PS version is too old to have this feature. I believe it was CS6 that introduced the stroke and its options. One way to get around that in older versions is to use Type tool on a Path and use like period: . or dash: -. another would be to use illustrator and copy paste it back to Photoshop.. – Joonas Jun 29 '18 at 9:30
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For old Photoshop versions there are many ways to get a dotted line.

  • With a Rectangle Shape, working in an empty Layer, add a Stroke with a spaced Brush
  • Mask the visible part of this rectangle

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  • Or create a line with the Pen Tool in an empty layer, add a Stroke to this path with a spaced Brush

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