Combine paths in Photoshop that are not closed?

Posted on 2009-05-07
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I need to create a drawing of curved pipe using Photoshop CS3. Not realistic, but with shading so it looks 3-D and more interesting than a solid color. I'm "beginning" to get comfortable with the pen tool... All I can think of is creating a path, making a large "stroke", and adding layer styles to it.

Now I have 2 curved paths.  When I go to "combine" them, PS "closes" them. So when I go to stroke, it's not a continuous line, it's shapes. Does anyone know how to combine paths without closing them?

Question by:anniengodis
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You can kind of combine them by 1) try clipping mask or 2) link layers. This will drag both of them simultaneously. There's no other way that I know of to combine them while still keeping the paths.

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