Can't get a normal dotted line

Explorer ,
Aug 13, 2022 Aug 13, 2022

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Hi there,

What am I suddenly doing worng...I want a simple dotted line, but all I get is a dotted line that acts like a square. I can only dot the stroke/outline of the line (it puts dots on a square shape and not on a line). If it's a thick line the dots go around the outline but if I choose the fill instead of the stroke I can't get the line to be dotted at all.

Thank you in advance...

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Aug 13, 2022 Aug 13, 2022

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Hi

Can you post a screenshot of the Photoshop interface with all the pertinent panels opened to highlight the issue. also what exact version of Photoshop are you using

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Aug 13, 2022 Aug 13, 2022

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Thank you for your reply. It's just weird how the line tool is acting. Everything in the image was drawn with a line tool. As you can se it just does not give me a good dot pattern along the line. The bottom one is the most annoying.

 

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I suspect you are using the Line Tool. 

My recommendation would be: Don’t and instead use the Pen Tool to create an open two-point Shape Layer with the Stroke applied to it. 

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Thank you for your reply.

Yeah, the pen tool is life saver, but I'm just baffled how the line tool gets worse and worse by each update. It's like I never used it before and I feel stupid not being able to make it do the most simple thing.

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