For some reason I can't get the fade option to work when I stroke a path for line work in Photoshop CS 6. I'm using a wacom intuos 5 pro. I set my brush settings to fade and whenever i push stroke path with simulated pressure checked it does the thin to thick to thin line instead of a normal line that fades off.... anyone have a clue why? it seems to jump back to pen pressure no matter what I do......I went as far as uninstalling and reinstalling my walcom drivers and my copy of Photoshop.....I'm new to doing line work this way but like the consistency I see colleagues work!
Could you please post a screenshot with the pertinent Panels (Brush, Options, …) visible?
Maybe you have "Always use Pressure for Size …" checked in the Options Bar.
Set the fade in the Shape Dynamics, then stroke the path Without enabling Simulate Pressure in the Stroke Path dialog