Photoshop Tutorial for Fashion Design (21/24) Paths Palette, Vector Graphics

Photoshop Tutorial for Fashion Design (21/24) Paths Palette, Vector Graphics

November 8, 2019 0 By Bernardo Ryan


And the final third tab is the Paths. You’re already pretty much
familiar with all the functions. We covered them in the Toolbox Vectors section. This time I will go over it briefly. If you recall, to have anything
listed in the Paths palette you need to create vector graphics. Your vector graphics will be
listed as a work path which can be saved, duplicated and deleted. Just like with channels, you can have
mutiple paths and create new ones. To do so, click on “Create New Path” and draw your objects. Keep in mind that when you first
start working with vector graphics Adobe Photoshop creates a work path. If the work path is not saved, any shapes
you’ve created can be easily overwritten. For example, if I were to use
a selection to convert into path Adobe Photoshop will use the working path
for conversion overwriting existing shapes. If it’s not your intention, to prevent this
from happening, make sure to save your path. You can give it a name and you can see that the name of your
work path changed to the new name you gave it. Now, if I were to convert
a selection into a path, Adobe Photoshop will preserve
your saved path and create a new work path. And just like with most of the palettes,
some features and commands will be listed in more than one location, generally at the bottom of the palette, in the palette menu or right-click on the path. Keep in mind: although the icons
at the bottom of the palette give you quick access
to the features and commands they will perform
based on the previous settings. Now, if you want to change the settings
and apply different effects, I suggest to use the menu list. And just as a reminder, using these commands
without a specific shape selected will affect the entire path, all the shapes. So, if you only need to use
one of the shapes on the active path, make sure to select it
with the Path Selection tool. In this case, some features and commands
will also be available through the right-click.