by Julieanne Kost

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March 29, 2011

Update! Click here (20 Brush and Painting Tool Shortcuts in Photoshop CC) to see twenty of my favorite tips related to brushes and painting in Photoshop CC in a single post.

To create a stroke of paint or create a smooth path for dodging and burning, first create a path with the pen too. Then, make sure that the painting tool that you want to use is set up with the correct options (such as brush size and opacity etc.). Finally, from the Paths panel fly-out, menu, select Stroke path and select the desired tool. This can be extremely helpful for example, when trying to follow curves in a object such as an edge on a car to add a highlight to. Note that you can also choose the simulate pressure option to simulate pressure sensitivity of the tool.


  • By Tampa Band Photos - 5:21 AM on March 29, 2011  

    What a brilliant idea….thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • By Robin Sarac - 9:02 AM on March 29, 2011  

    You can create a pre-defined path for other tools to follow?! Thanks!

    Julieann, your videos, blog, etc. are the best. I’ve watched almost every TCP over the last couple of weeks. You make learning Photoshop a pleasure. And it’s more than just a walk-through of tools. It’s all within the context of creating something beautiful. Sincere thanks for the help.