Stroking Paths in Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop

In order to create a more even stroke of paint than you might be able to accomplish when painting “freehand”, first create a path in the shape of the stroke (with the Pen tool). Next, select the desired options for the Brush (to be used to paint the path), and, from the Paths panel fly-out menu, select Stroke Path. Choose Brush from the drop down menu and voila, your path strokes perfectly!  You can even choose to check the Simulate Pressure option to simulate pressure sensitivity of the tool.

You can see from the tools listed in the Stroke Path dialog that you can use this technique to stroke with a variety of painting tools, making it equally useful for dodging and burning, cloning objects, and more.

 


Adobe Photoshop

Posted on 02-25-2016