Converting a path to line/stroke/pencil?

New Here ,
Oct 10, 2011 Oct 10, 2011

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Need some help with paths ... I'm using the pen tool to create a path, after creating and closing my path I'd like to convert the path to a line weighted at about 6 pixels in green.

I've tried Convert to Fill Path and Stroke Path but those options do allow me to set a pixel width of the path.

I'm probably missing something very simple, but any hints are welcome.

Thanks, Rob.

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Guru , Oct 10, 2011 Oct 10, 2011
Stroke Path will use whatever you have your current Brush or Pencil set to. So, choose the color/width prior to stroking path.Keep in mind Photoshop does not stroke paths like Illustrator.

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Guru ,
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Stroke Path will use whatever you have your current Brush or Pencil set to. So, choose the color/width prior to stroking path.

Keep in mind Photoshop does not stroke paths like Illustrator.

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New Here ,
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Thank you ALL, that was IT!! 

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Valorous Hero ,
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Using a brush of 6 px like a round 6 px brush is about the line weight of 6 px as shown by the straight line made with the line tool at a 6 px line weight.

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Explorer ,
Jan 29, 2020 Jan 29, 2020

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This answer is SO WRONG for 2020. I don't know why these old posts aren't deleted once some Adobe genius decides there's a different way that you can do this. There is nothing in the latest version anywhere close to this solution. Sheesh!

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New Here ,
Apr 05, 2021 Apr 05, 2021

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Nope. I've got 2021 and this basically worked for me. I chose the Brush tool, set its size and color (i.e. Foreground) and all of the other settings first, then from the Path drop-down menu in the Paths pane, I chose "Stroke path", et voilà/!

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