turning paths into visible curves

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Ian Andlewin, Jan 26, 2004.

  1. Ian Andlewin

    Ian Andlewin Guest

    Hi - I haven't used photoshop much for making diagrams from scratch, and
    realise it's not the best tool for the job. Still, if someone could help
    with this question I'd appreciate it. I want to produce a diagram showing
    a configuration of intertwining curves. (Imagine one of those children's
    puzzles that have five kids at the top and 5 toys at the bottom, and you
    have to follow the jumbled-up lines to find out which kid each toy belongs
    to.)

    Using the freeform pen tool I've drawn my curves with a high "curve fit",
    and I'm happy with how they look. But I've just realised I haven't
    actually drawn anything, I've just defined paths. How do I turn those
    paths into something that is actually drawn? And can I choose a curve
    thickness for this?

    If there's a better way to do this I'd appreciate hearing about it.
    Thanks. --Ian
     
    Ian Andlewin, Jan 26, 2004
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  2. Ian Andlewin

    wes Guest

    Choose a brush size and then stroke your path.
     
    wes, Jan 26, 2004
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    Tacit Guest

    Using the freeform pen tool I've drawn my curves with a high "curve fit",
    Hilight the path in the Paths palette. Choose a drawing tool, such as the
    paintbrush or pencil tool. Choose a brush size and a foreground color. From the
    Path palette flyout menu, choose Stroke Path.
     
    Tacit, Jan 27, 2004
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