Opening and Closing Paths In Photoshop

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How To Open A Closed Path

1. With the Direct Selection Tool select an anchor point. The anchor point becomes solid.




2. Press the delete key. Both segments on either side of the selected anchor point will be deleted.



How To Close An Open Path

Drag and Resume Method

1. With the pen tool click and drag an anchor point of one open end. This starts adding to the path again. The pen tool changes into a black arrowhead. Release the mouse button after dragging.



2. Position the pen tool over the anchor point at the other open end. When the small loop appears next to the pen tip, the next click closes the path.



3. Click once to close path.



Click and Resume Method

1. With the pen tool click an anchor point of one open end and release the mouse button. This starts adding to the path again.



2. Direction lines will extend from the point...



3. Position the pen tool over the anchor point at the other open end. When the small loop appears next to the pen tip, the next click closes the path.



4. Click once to close path.