I'm drawing an exemplary function graph using bezier curve:


Notice the horizontal line which appears because of automatic closure, merge of the first and last vertices. How can I disable this behaviour? I don't need a shape, nor color filling, nor closing, just an open bezier path.

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    You should probably be using illustrator.
    – joojaa
    Feb 6, 2021 at 10:00
  • @joojaa you mean such a simple thing is't possible in photoshop? :(
    – AivanF.
    Feb 6, 2021 at 10:16
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    Do realise that Photoshop is not the One App to Rule and Bind them. It is, at its core, an app to manipulate and create pixel images. It has some vector capabilities, but those are limited because Illustrator is there to do them better.
    – Vincent
    Feb 6, 2021 at 10:19
  • Thanks for sarcasm guys, I've got it :] Ok, I installed Illustartor, exported my curve there, how can I un-close my path there?
    – AivanF.
    Feb 6, 2021 at 10:24
  • Select edge and hit delete
    – joojaa
    Feb 6, 2021 at 10:24

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I agree with others that vector drawing quickly gets too limited in Photoshop and that Illustrator is a better alternative.

But I can't reproduce the problem. In Photoshop 2020 I can draw Bezier curves which are not closed. And if they are closed I can select an edge with Direct Selection Tool and delete it.

Edit: Perhaps your problem lies in drawing a Path instead of a Shape. While having the Pen Tool selected, in the top tool bar try selecting Shape instead of Path.

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