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Photoshop-Taper the ends of Line Tool?

Community Beginner ,
Mar 17, 2023 Mar 17, 2023

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Using only the Line Tool/Straight Line Tool in Photoshop 24.2 on Mac OS, can I taper the ends of the lines instead of them being blunt and square? Arrowheads setting will not do this.

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Community Expert , Mar 17, 2023 Mar 17, 2023

Actually, you can do it with arrowheads with the right settings

 

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In Illustrator use stroke profile

 

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Mar 17, 2023 Mar 17, 2023

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Hi @markdouglasgrant1 

 

Thanks for reaching out.

Photoshop is a great tool to get all the creative imaginations to reality. The answer to your question is: Yes; In Photoshop, you can taper lines according to your wish. There are a lot of ways to achieve the results.

You can check this tutorial for more details: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDQ2V6FwC7I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlKoZ_xAr98

 

 

Let us know how it goes.

 

Best,

Ranjisha

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Thank you but not what I asked -- "Using only the Line Tool/Straight Line Tool" 

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Best you can do is roudn the edges, ntoy a pointy taper.

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You could use the line tool to draw a vector path, and then change your brush setting to taper by setting fade in the brush settings.

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I don't like that as is hard to guess how many pixels to set and takes alot of back and forth. I would recommend you do in Illustrator, copy and paste it into photoshop.

 

 

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Actually, you can do it with arrowheads with the right settings

 

MikeGondek_0-1679104175411.png

In Illustrator use stroke profile

 

MikeGondek_1-1679104313757.png

 

 

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@markdouglasgrant1 

 

I can't think of any way to do this in Photoshop, but Illustrator does it quite easily.

 

In Illustrator. you use the Width tool  (Shift+W) and add a width point as wide or as narrow as you desire to the middle of the path. Then you double-click the top anchor point and set the total width to zero. Repeat for the bottom anchor point.

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Photoshop excels at image editing with some drawing ability. Illustrator excels at drawing with close to zero image editing.

 

Jane

 

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