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Best way to make a perfectly curved line for a smiley

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Photoshop newb here just trying to make smiley faces.  How should I go about making a smile?   I tried using the pen but although I can created a curved shape with it, I don't want the shape but just the line to be curved for the smile.  Thankyou
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This will make it REALLY simple.
Make a new layer.
Draw an elliptical selection on the new layer.
Go to Edit>Stroke. Enter some number for the stroke width and pick a color.
Hit ok.
Deselect the circle by clicking anywhere with the marquee tool.
Grab the eraser tool.
Erase the parts of the circle you dont want. What's left should look like a smile.
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Yea I'm aware of that, but it needs to be perfect.  I've already used another program to do it. thanks anyways.
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What about that isnt perfect? If you need both ends to be the same length just use a rectangular selection drawn across the top of the circle, and delete. Doesn't get any more perfect than that.
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just draw your curve with the pen like you've done, then just right-click on the canvas and select stroke path
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