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Old 07-04-2010, 01:25 PM
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Unhappy Photoshop Pen Tool

I have been trying to draw an open-ended path in Photoshop 6.0 but the program keeps closing the ends. How can I keep the path open?
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Old 07-04-2010, 02:33 PM
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Re: Photoshop Pen Tool

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I have been trying to draw an open-ended path in Photoshop 6.0 but the program keeps closing the ends. How can I keep the path open?
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select your pen tool. at the top you'll now see all the options that relate to the pen tool. you'll see three little squares. The first is the one I think you might have selected. It is for drawing shapes, instead of paths, which would cause your line to close. The next square over will let you draw a path, and it won't fill when you draw it. This is what I think you need to have selected when you use the Pen tool.

This grab is from Ver7 but It should be close to the same
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Old 07-05-2010, 02:07 AM
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Re: Photoshop Pen Tool

I'v tried your suggestion but the path still closes. Something is keeping the path from cutting off properly.
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Old 07-05-2010, 03:39 AM
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Re: Photoshop Pen Tool

Hello and welcome to RetouchPro. Not sure why your paths should be closing, I have included a link to a PDF on using the Pen Tool, I was unsure if it would be useful, but if your skill level is beyond that already, excuse me.

http://www.adobe.com/education/pdf/c.../ps7_cib09.pdf
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Old 07-05-2010, 04:25 AM
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Re: Photoshop Pen Tool

(Another night owl?) Thanks for the PDF. It'll take me a while to work through it, but I'll let you know how it comes out.
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Old 07-05-2010, 05:16 AM
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It's 11.15am, I'm across the pond and turn right, although I am a night owl usually.
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