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Paths in Photoshop Tutorial by redheadstock Paths in Photoshop Tutorial by redheadstock
This tutorial will walk you through how to use Paths in Photoshop. It explains the general workings of paths, as well as how to use them to do specific tasks. How to create vector shapes using paths, how to replicate and resize something as large as you'd like, how to use a brush along a path and have it fade out or get smaller as it goes, etc. The uses of paths in Photoshop are limitless!

I'm currently using this process to enlarge all of my old TINY tribal brushes to about 2000 pixels without ANY loss of quality. Quite handy :)
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:iconmarphilhearts:
marphilhearts Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great tutorial. It was clear and easy to understand. I learned a lot more about the pen tool, which I am still new to. I'm really excited about all the new possibilities. Thanks again!!! :hug:
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:iconredheadstock:
redheadstock Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
So great to hear! I didn't understand it for a long time, but now I use it a lot to make nice, smooth strokes sometimes. Enjoy :)
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:iconmarphilhearts:
marphilhearts Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks again! :hug:
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:iconbluemooze:
bluemooze Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you for making this.
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:iconm10tje:
M10tje Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks again !!
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Shadsgirl30 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
how do you get the shape dynamics?
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:iconshivaglaceon:
ShivaGlaceon Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't seem to find paths in my Photoshop. I am using Elements 10.
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:iconohlizz:
OhLizz Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmirk217:
Mirk217 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
:dance: +++
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:iconsailor-celestial:
Sailor-Celestial Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
Amazing tutorial
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JulyZipper Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
is it possible to save paths so that you can use them later? I'm working on a huge picture that requires a lot of paths (craptastic tablet is craptastic) and sometimes I'll have paths that i don't need right at that moment but will use in the future. help?
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:iconhalpthiuian:
Halpthiuian Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Finally! Something that clearly explains what the Paths function is all about.
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:iconpaardje11:
Paardje11 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
Hee, I :+fav: this tut, I really can something with this tut, thank you :)
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:iconaimiko-fukui:
Aimiko-Fukui Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
i knwo this may sound dumb, but whre is the paint bucket in Photoswhop cs3??? i cant find anythign similar either??
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:iconmajomango:
majomango Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for this tutorial. I was reading a tutorial in a magazine and they kept talking about paths, and I have no idea wath a path is. So thanks a lot!
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drift-Angel Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
can I please have permission to post this tutorial in sigresource.com? with a link back to your DA?
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:iconspellboundmisfits:
SpellboundMisfits Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008  Student Photographer
very few will teach us here
u r so kind and full of talent
at least u shared what u know
thankyou so much*
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:iconartistmeli:
ArtistMeli Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, thank you so so so SO much for this! You've saved me countless hours of work with this!
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HorseLuver4life Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
does this work on adobe phto shop? bc it is very good info =D and i would looove to try itQ but im really confused lol!
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:iconredheadstock:
redheadstock Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008  Professional General Artist
Yes, it works for Adobe Photoshop versions 7 and up. If you take it step by step, it should explain itself! If it isn't quite right for your version of Photoshop, sorry for the inconvenience. :(
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:iconhorseluver4life:
HorseLuver4life Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
Oh ok hehe i see the problem... i have photoshop 6 lol darn well thank you so much anyway =D mabey i can get 7 soon =D
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:iconredheadstock:
redheadstock Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008  Professional General Artist
Yeah, I don't have a clue how paths work in 6, sorry. :(
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:iconhorseluver4life:
HorseLuver4life Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008
hehe oh its fine =D lol
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:iconjesspark:
jesspark Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2007
Thank you for this, and for everything else you've shared with us! Your expertise as well as your brushes and other work have been such a great help to me, and I'm really grateful for both your talent and your generosity. :D
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:iconredheadstock:
redheadstock Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2007  Professional General Artist
Aww, thanks so much! I'm glad to be able to help :)
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:iconftepainting:
ftepainting Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
What version of photoshop do you use?
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:iconredheadstock:
redheadstock Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007  Professional General Artist
This should work in version 7 and up, at least. I did it in CS2 and 7 this way.
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:iconftepainting:
ftepainting Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007
okay. Yeah, I currently work with 6, but I have a few demos of CS2 (or was it three?) on a CD I got in the ImageFX magazine, so once I get my own computer, I plan on utilizing a lot of these tutorials I find for 7 and above :)
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:iconredheadstock:
redheadstock Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2007  Professional General Artist
Great :)
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:iconeterea86:
Eterea86 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007
this is so useful, thanks! :+favlove:
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:iconredheadstock:
redheadstock Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Professional General Artist
Great! You're welcome :)
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:icondemigoldheart:
DemiGoldheart Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007  Professional General Artist
I use paths to ink my drawings, but I must confess I feel pretty stupid for not thinking about what you just did!
Awsome tutorial!
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:iconredheadstock:
redheadstock Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconnicoleherskowicz:
NicoleHerskowicz Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
Great [= thanks :hug:
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:iconredheadstock:
redheadstock Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007  Professional General Artist
Sure thing :)
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:iconschiza-sizzle:
schiza-sizzle Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
kewl!
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:iconredheadstock:
redheadstock Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconnightvendiviel:
NightVendiviel Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007
A very-very nice tutorial! Thanks so much! :D
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:iconredheadstock:
redheadstock Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007  Professional General Artist
Sure! :)
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:iconder-alter-mann:
Der-Alter-Mann Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Nice tut, this will help a lot, thank you :)
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:iconredheadstock:
redheadstock Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks, hope so :)
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:icondevoli:
devOli Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
Great work. :)
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:iconredheadstock:
redheadstock Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconanajrob:
Anajrob Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
Very useful. :wow: Thanks :)
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:iconredheadstock:
redheadstock Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Professional General Artist
Yay :)
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:iconfairyoflife:
FairyOfLife Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
THIS IS REALLY GREAT THANKS!!!!!
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:iconredheadstock:
redheadstock Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconfairyoflife:
FairyOfLife Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007
UR WELCOME
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:iconsurthur:
surthur Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
fading.. simple, but heck I never thought of it. works well :) thanks !
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:iconredheadstock:
redheadstock Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Professional General Artist
Sure thing :)
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