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Stroke shape subpath

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Hello, I'm trying to stroke subpaths added to a shape.  After completing an open, unfilled shape with a stroke, I switch to combine shapes and go to the shape path. When I add an additional path, it closes the first path, which I do not want, and the new path segments don't recieve the shape stroke.  What am I missing here?

I found a work around by making the shape a continuous path, adding anchor points in the unwanted segments, and then deleting those to get rid of the unwanted segments. This works as I want it to, but I'm wondering why the method I mentioned above doesn't work.  Thanks!

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Stroke shape subpath

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Hello, I'm trying to stroke subpaths added to a shape.  After completing an open, unfilled shape with a stroke, I switch to combine shapes and go to the shape path. When I add an additional path, it closes the first path, which I do not want, and the new path segments don't recieve the shape stroke.  What am I missing here?

I found a work around by making the shape a continuous path, adding anchor points in the unwanted segments, and then deleting those to get rid of the unwanted segments. This works as I want it to, but I'm wondering why the method I mentioned above doesn't work.  Thanks!

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You are not missing anything the paths combine and the shape is stroked. Try combining path with mode exclude stroke e path but do not fill the shape.

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If you want to work extensively with Paths you should use Illustrator, Photoshop is primarily an image editing program. 

 

As for your specific issue:

Shape Layers with a Stroke and more than one subPathItem treat them all as closed. That’s just the way it is at current, feel free to add your vote to a Feature Request 

https://feedback.photoshop.com/conversations/photoshop/photoshop-cs6-stroke-automatically-closes-on-...

 

And where are the screenshots? 

 

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