How to make Symmetrical Shapes using the Pen Tool?

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Nov 25, 2018 Nov 25, 2018

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Greetings,

    Is there a good way to make Symmetrical Shapes (with Vertical Symmetry) in Photoshop CC? I know this is possible with the Brush Tool, but can I do the same with the Pen Tool?

    I am creating the Front View of a Character for Animation.

    Thanks in advance.

Regards,

Rajnesh

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Advocate , Nov 25, 2018 Nov 25, 2018
Hi, No it is not possible to use the Symmetry functionality with pen tool. It only allows you to do it with brush too.For pen tool you have to do it manually.Thanks.

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Advocate ,
Nov 25, 2018 Nov 25, 2018

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Hi, Please see following video guides.

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Nov 25, 2018 Nov 25, 2018

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Thank you, Muqqarib.

In the examples you have attached, one half of a Shape is drawn. Then it is reflected and moved so that the complete shape is formed.

However, I am looking for something similar to the Brush Tool's Symmetry functionality.

I have attached an image of what I am trying to do.

When I use the Brush Tool with Symmetry turned on, Photoshop automatically creates the symmetrical portion on the other side of the Vertical Center Line (pale blue in the image). This was used to create the lower flower like images in the image I attached.

The upper shapes are vector shapes, and they were created with the Pen Tool.

I would like the left one to be automatically created when the right one is created (for example).

Is this possible with the Pen Tool?

Thanks again.

Rajnesh

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Advocate ,
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Hi, No it is not possible to use the Symmetry functionality with pen tool. It only allows you to do it with brush too.

For pen tool you have to do it manually.

Thanks.

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Jun 24, 2021 Jun 24, 2021

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I too am often in need of a pen tool that will draw in symmetry.  It would be very handy for creating paths around symmetrical objects.  Such a shame that the pen tool got left out of the suite of tools with symmetrical capabilities (symmetrically speaking).  Did I mention enough words pertaining to symmetry? 

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Jun 25, 2021 Jun 25, 2021

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Brush symmetry cannot be used when drawing paths, in fact it reflects in a selected path. So, at present, you are limited to drawing the path component and copy-transforming it to create the reflected path.

You can raise bug feature requests at the link below , where they will be seen by Adobe staff.
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Jun 24, 2021 Jun 24, 2021

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For work that’s purely illustrative anyway Illustrator may be the better choice in this case (Object > Repeat > Mirror). 

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