Need help with pen tool.

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by bp7260, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. bp7260

    bp7260 Guest

    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
     
    bp7260, Jan 20, 2010
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  2. bp7260

    bp7260 Guest

    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, Jan 20, 2010
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  3. Change the pencil settings before doing "stroke path".

    Andrew
     
    Andrew Morton, Jan 20, 2010
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  4. bp7260

    bp7260 Guest

    Thank you both....now I get it.

     
    bp7260, Jan 20, 2010
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