10 Replies Latest reply on Dec 26, 2011 11:28 AM by c.pfaffenbichler

# How to enter coordinates when drawing Pen Tool?

Hello and immediately apologize for my bad English.

I have a question - how to enter coordinates for a point that has been applied to a drawing? For example:

1 point

X = Y = 37 cm 22 cm

2.point

X = Y = 38 cm 35 cm

ETC

• ###### 1. Re: How to enter coordinates when drawing Pen Tool?

You can't easily do that in Photoshop.  It is possible via scripting, but not easy.

• ###### 2. Re: How to enter coordinates when drawing Pen Tool?

Can you give any details on this?

• ###### 3. Re: How to enter coordinates when drawing Pen Tool?

I really have no knowledge of how to do this, but just from the math here is what I would suggest.

The points you give are just points on a X and Y axis of a graph.  So you could overlay a grid over your canvas, with say the ruler.  The points you gave put X and Y equal so that is a 45 degree angle I believe, but may have lost something in translation. Should theis be 37.22 cm becasue x=37cm22cm makes no sense.

So assuming X = 37.22 cm then the tricky part is coming up with a scale where the number 37 and 38 will be where you want it to be.  Once the scale is set for the first point go over 37.22 and then up 37.22 for the point.  Do similar for second point.

Hope this helps.

• ###### 4. Re: How to enter coordinates when drawing Pen Tool?

Frankly: *uggh*. That's a nonsense workflow. Simply use Illustrator, any other vector drawing tool, a CAD program.

Mylenium

• ###### 5. Re: How to enter coordinates when drawing Pen Tool?

I apologize for the error. Was supposed to be:
First point
X = 37cm or px

Y = 22cm or px
Second point
X = 38cm or px

Y = 35cm or px

• ###### 6. Re: How to enter coordinates when drawing Pen Tool?

I know that the CAD can do such things. But I'm interested in exactly the same thing in Photoshop

• ###### 7. Re: How to enter coordinates when drawing Pen Tool?

Yes, though about that error couple of hours latter.

Anyways same system.  Use a gird and the X axis is the horizontal one (to right 37) and the Y axis is the vertical one (up 22).

• ###### 8. Re: How to enter coordinates when drawing Pen Tool?

All the time so I do + 3200% magnification. Only such a process is so long when you have a perfect figure.

So I'm looking for a solution with which I type parameters points in Photoshop. This will speed up the drawing elements.

• ###### 9. Re: How to enter coordinates when drawing Pen Tool?

As the other users have indicated it is not an easy process with Photoshop, just not made for this type of drawing.  So you would have to do it by hand or with a script.

Might try the script forum at http://forums.adobe.com/community/photoshop/photoshop_scripting

Good luck.