by Julieanne Kost

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February 8, 2012

When most people think of stroking a path, they think of adding a frame around an image. But don’t forget, you can stroke a path with any of the painting tools set to any brush tip shape!  I have used the feature in a variety of ways from adding a highlight with the dodge tool to cloning an image to a new document, using the path to limit area that I want to display.


  • By Mau - 4:41 PM on February 8, 2012  

    This sounds intriguing but I admit I can’t visualize it. Can you show an example of how the cloning of a path would work? I’d love to add this to my bag of tricks!

    As a Photoshop instructor myselfnI’ve been a big fan of your work and would be on the Iceland workshop in a heartbeat if I could. Thanks for all the information you share.

  • By Michele - 7:11 AM on February 11, 2012  

    I am wondering how to apply a rough pencil “brush” to a path in Photoshop, your comment above showed up in the Photoshop Help, but it doesn’t say how . . . could you direct me to instructions? The client wants it to look rough, but when I trace freehand without using paths it’s too wiggly. Thank you so much for any help you can give me.

    • By Julieanne Kost - 8:28 AM on February 11, 2012  

      I’m not sure if you mean rough like you’re painting on a rough textured surface – in which case I would suggest that you add a “Texture” to your brush in the Brush panel.