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I am fairly new to Photoshop. I want to make an octagon without the top side and put a straight line through the top. So imagine a power symbol but shaped like an octagon. I tried using the pen tool to make the octagon, but it looked very crooked.

I then tried making a shape layer and adding an octagon, rasterized the layer so that I could edit it, and then rubbed the top side out bit it still looks a bit weird. I think there must be a easier way to do this. I do have access to other programs like Illustrator but would like to see if it is possible in Photoshop first.

I have put a screenshot in to show you what I am attempting to do.

Screenshot

Thanks for your time and help! I really do appreciate it.

  • sooooo....what did you try? Give us something to show you worked on it a bit...This is a 2 shapes, 2 colors and 2 clicks job (literally) so, you get why I'm asking what have you tried. – Alin Nov 9 '15 at 8:38
  • @alin I tried using the pen to make the octagon, but it looked very crooked. I then tried making a shape layer and adding an octagon, rasterized the layer and then rubbed it out. I thought there must be an easier way to do it. Are you able to give some advise? – ThoughToo Nov 9 '15 at 9:14
  • A rough screenshot would help us to visualize what you are trying to achieve. It's not that clear from your description. – Selrond Nov 9 '15 at 9:18
  • @Selrond just did. Hope this helps! – ThoughToo Nov 9 '15 at 9:23
  • This is easiest to achieve within Illustrator. Do you have access to it? – Selrond Nov 9 '15 at 9:31
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  1. Click Polygon
  2. On top of Screen set to 8 sides, choose a stroke, and leave fill empty:

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  1. Draw your shape
  2. Use the Direct Select to tap the Top Line, hit Delete

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