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How can I create a vector (editable) stroke?

Apr 27, 2013 2:07 PM

Tags: #pen_tool #vector_shapes

All of the tutorials I've found address how to create a stroke from a path, but that stroke is not editable. What I'd like to do is create a vector shape that is only a stroke, not a closed shape. Thanks!

 
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    Apr 27, 2013 2:24 PM   in reply to kestevens03pgc

    What version of photoshop are you using?

     

    Could you give an example of the shape?

     
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    Apr 27, 2013 6:34 PM   in reply to kestevens03pgc

    Illustrator would be the way to go for this.

     
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  • JJMack
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    Apr 27, 2013 7:06 PM   in reply to kestevens03pgc

    If you create a vector path and save it in the path palette you can edit it.  When you stroke a vector your laying down pixels.  Pixels can be edited however not with vector tools.  If you want to be able to edit a stroked path using vector graphics a good method is to add and empty layer and stroke that layer. When you want to edit the stroke you delete that stroked layer. Add a new empty layer edit the saved path and stroke the edited path.

     
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    Apr 28, 2013 5:41 PM   in reply to kestevens03pgc

    I would just Save Work Path (Paths Palette), for later use, and only apply the Stroke to an otherwise empty Layer. If you need to make a change, just Delete that Layer (with the Stroke pixels), then add a New Layer, adjust that Path, and Stroke again.

     

    Good luck,

     

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