Need help with pen tool.

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Bill Phillips
Jan 20, 2010
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Photoshop Windows CS4

I have a map of the United States. I want to make a point in Los Angeles and another point in NYC and connect them with a curved line. I figured out how to do it with the pen tool (I think). But when I’m done I want to change the width and color of the curved line I just created. I cannot figure out how to do it. Actually, I used to know how to do it, but I forgot and can’t figure it out anymore. Old age in a bitch…but better than the alternative. Help please.

Bill

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Jan 20, 2010
"bp7260" wrote in message
Photoshop Windows CS4

I have a map of the United States. I want to make a point in Los Angeles and another point in NYC and connect them with a curved line. I figured out
how to do it with the pen tool (I think). But when I’m done I want to change the width and color of the curved line I just created. I cannot figure out how to do it. Actually, I used to know how to do it, but I forgot and can’t figure it out anymore. Old age in a bitch…but better than the alternative. Help please.

Bill
when you draw with pen tool use the PATH option not the filled line (in bar at top)
then you can use stroke path to make any brush stroke the line set the brush point you like size texture etc
the hit the little circle that says stroke path

(see PATH palette on bottom)

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Bill Phillips
Jan 20, 2010
Thanks so much, I really appreciate your help. I called Adobe yesterday and after waiting on hold for 62 minutes got cut off. I phoned back and waited another 65 minutes for a guy from India to tell me it would cost $ to answer my question. So much for support on an expensive piece of software.

Anyway, here’s what I did.

I select the "pen tool" on the left and the "Paths" icon options bar at top. I draw the curved line I want
Then I right click the line and select "stroke path". That brings up a box named "Stroke Path". From there I select "pencil". The line is now in the proper color, but nowhere in any of the steps do I see anything to indicate a way to change the width of the stroke.

What am I doing wrong.
Thanks in advance, I hope you can understnd what I’m trying to demonstrate.

I don’t know where in the world you are…but if you wind up in Southern California I owe you a beer.

Bill

"bp7260" wrote in message
Photoshop Windows CS4

I have a map of the United States. I want to make a point in Los Angeles and another point in NYC and connect them with a curved line. I figured out
how to do it with the pen tool (I think). But when I’m done I want to change the width and color of the curved line I just created. I cannot figure out how to do it. Actually, I used to know how to do it, but I forgot and can’t figure it out anymore. Old age in a bitch…but better than the alternative. Help please.

Bill

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Andrew Morton
Jan 20, 2010
bp7260 wrote:
Anyway, here’s what I did.

I select the "pen tool" on the left and the "Paths" icon options bar at top. I draw the curved line I want
Then I right click the line and select "stroke path". That brings up a box named "Stroke Path". From there I select "pencil". The line is now in the proper color, but nowhere in any of the steps do I see anything to indicate a way to change the width of the stroke.

Change the pencil settings before doing "stroke path".

Andrew
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Photoshop User
Jan 20, 2010
"Andrew Morton" wrote in message
bp7260 wrote:
Anyway, here’s what I did.

I select the "pen tool" on the left and the "Paths" icon options bar at top. I draw the curved line I want
Then I right click the line and select "stroke path". That brings up a box named "Stroke Path". From there I select "pencil". The line is now in the proper color, but nowhere in any of the steps do I see anything to indicate a way to change the width of the stroke.

Change the pencil settings before doing "stroke path".
Andrew

^ what he said
or use the brush palette
create the thickness, color and other options before you hit stroke path

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Bill Phillips
Jan 20, 2010
Thank you both….now I get it.

"Andrew Morton" wrote in message
bp7260 wrote:
Anyway, here’s what I did.

I select the "pen tool" on the left and the "Paths" icon options bar at top. I draw the curved line I want
Then I right click the line and select "stroke path". That brings up a box named "Stroke Path". From there I select "pencil". The line is now in the proper color, but nowhere in any of the steps do I see anything to indicate a way to change the width of the stroke.

Change the pencil settings before doing "stroke path".
Andrew

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