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I'm on photoshop cs6

I am doing a vectorial drawing, i wanted to draw a path without closing it but that was impossible. If i don't close my path, it stays invisible

I tried to create a line then add an anchor point to it and move but for some reason it doesen't work like I wish : enter image description here

thanks for the help

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    See relevant question - Do paths in Adobe Photoshop have to be closed? – AndrewH Jul 14 '15 at 21:33
  • To be honest, i didn't understand the response on this post :/ – Namrouch Jul 14 '15 at 21:46
  • I believe this question is a duplicate question. Are the answers in the linked thread not answering your question? – AndrewH Jul 14 '15 at 21:50
  • no it doesen't .... To start with, when i right click on the paths menu, i don't have the same options that the guy displayed in this link – Namrouch Jul 14 '15 at 21:59
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Draw your path and merely set the stroke options in the Control Bar across the top of the screen. This is possible in CS6 or newer with vector layers.

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For versions prior to Photoshop CS6 you'll need to check here: Do paths in Adobe Photoshop have to be closed?

  • This actually worked like a charm :D. Plus, I never found this trick on the web. Thanks a lot – Namrouch Jul 15 '15 at 0:14
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Another way to do this, and my personal preference, is to design your vector assets in Illustrator, and then paste/place them in your PSD as SmartObjects. Double click them in the layers panel to edit.

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  1. Select the path. (press A and click the Path)
  2. Click editDefine Custom Shape (name your Shape)
  3. Select "Custom Shape" from the Tools palette and select your newly created shape

Now you will be able to stroke your path easily

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