I have two shapes and I want to merge the anchor points as seen in the image. Is there any way?Anchor points


There's no command I'm aware of in Photoshop to join anchors. You have to grab the Pen tool, Click the first anchor, then click the second anchor.

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    That is the answer, use the pen tool to click the first anchor then the second. – Dave Nelson Jun 25 '13 at 19:34
  • might want to add where the pen tool is and the options to remove the anchor point if he goes that route – DᴀʀᴛʜVᴀᴅᴇʀ Jun 25 '13 at 20:58

This is how I do it:

  1. Select in Path Selection Tool
  2. Highlight your 2 paths
  3. On the top Bar hit the Combine Shape button
  4. Link them point to point with Freeform Pen tool (for easier snapping) or Pen Tool
  5. Delete the unncessary points with Delete Anchor Point Tool, whereas necessary.

(If you linked with the Freeform Pen Tool, once cleaned the unnecessary anchor point, you will already get a straight line between them)

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If you have it, you could copy the path to Illustrator, fix it and then copy it back.

With the points selected, use Cmd/Ctrl + J in Illustrator. They have to share their position, so you have to snap one to the other.

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  • KMSTR - your answer worked beautifully! Copy path in Photoshop - paste into Illustrator - Select the two points you need connected - At top of screen, click on "Connect Selected End Points" (image is two anchor points with a dotted line in between) and it should connect. Copy path again and paste into Photoshop! Pretty slick, thanks! – user41052 Mar 19 '15 at 13:40

you can just click one point and press and hold the shift key and click on the other point it will join the two points and there will be slight difference in shape control dots by pressing cntrl or alt you can figure it out

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