I am trying to draw some hair. But the shape layer acts weird in photoshop. Why does it become so pointy?

How can I make it look natural Like I can adjust the limit in AI, is there any way I can do that in PS?

Thank you.

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    I'm seriously wondering why you are insisting to use Photoshop for work where Illustrator is the far superior tool. This is not the first of your questions I see that indicate you have Illustrator experience, but you are running into Photoshop's limits where vector work is concerned. You do realise you can place Illustrator objects into Photoshop as a Smart Object, do you?
    – Vincent
    Nov 28, 2022 at 11:30
  • I just wanna learn :'( Nov 28, 2022 at 12:00
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    I would ask that you please use specific and descriptive question titles. It's about allowing others to find your question in the hopes it helps them... random three word titles aren't very helpful.
    – Scott
    Nov 28, 2022 at 12:08
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    I understand you want to learn. A crucial part of learning is knowing when a tool is unfit for the job, especially when you have a way better tool at your disposal and know how to use it. It's like you want to build a house and insist on using just a chisel. Or using Excel to paint: mymodernmet.com/tatsuo-horiuchi-excel-spreadsheet-paintings
    – Vincent
    Nov 28, 2022 at 12:30
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    you shouldnt look as illustrator and photoshop as alternatives to eachother. They are not, if you intend to use PS then you should approach it like painting. think of it thisway, illustrator is like scissors, glue and colored paper. While photoshop is an airbrush or oil paint. Sure you could airbrush solid shapes but why limit yourself.
    – joojaa
    Nov 28, 2022 at 21:23

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Photoshop has no specific path miter controls in terms of custom values like in Illustrator.

You can control joints to a degree via the Shape Options in the control bar....

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Beyond this, there's nothing in Photoshop to alter miter values which I'm aware of. But I am using a legacy version and not the latest release.

Most would be using Illustrator if they have experience with Illustrator for reasons such as this. The more control you want over path appearances, the more Illustrator becomes the preferred tool.

What is or is not "natural" is subjective and relative.

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