This is a really easy question, but everything online shows me how to merge to paths together. I want to create a path between these two points, not changing their individual positions at all.
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  • It's not possible to join those and have a closed path, because the anchor point on the right is not an end point.
    – Billy Kerr
    Jun 17, 2017 at 21:10

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If they are both paths on the same path in the Path Panel OR a single Shape layer -- using the Pen Tool click one anchor point, then click the other.

If they are separate paths in the Paths Panel, copy one path, paste it on the other.. and then click one anchor then the other. Paths have to be the same "work path" in the Paths Panel to join them.

If they are paths on separate Shape Layers -- first highlight both layers in the Layers Panel and choose Layer > Merge Shapes -- then click one anchor then the other. You can only join paths on the same shape layer.

Photoshop doesn't have a any "join" features for paths like Illustrator does.

  • I can't select both anchor points for some reason. They are on the same path, as you can see, but it's separated into two sections. i.imgur.com/BZJ7goV.gifv Jun 17, 2017 at 20:11
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    You don't select the anchors... you can't. You click one anchor,. then move to the end of the other path and click again... the second click is a relatively "blind" click, but it will join the paths. And you can only join end anchor points. That is not what your gif shows. Anchor points can only have 2 paths connected to them. no anchor can ever have 3 connected paths. What you are trying in that gif is just not possible.
    – Scott
    Jun 17, 2017 at 20:42

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