How do I use the pen tool to draw an open line?


Question

In Photoshop, how does one create the below single-line zig zag effect, per the instructions? Every time I have completed a work path, it will join one end to the other, so the stroke I apply after making it into a selection will always be of a looped shape. (N.B. The grey line above the jagged one is the bottom edge of a rectangle that was created in the previous step. The zig zag line appears to be on its own)

Thanks very much for any help.

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12/24/2012 5:27:00 PM

Accepted Answer

There's a trick... it's not an open path. It's a closed path with 3 sides outside the canvas.

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By making 3 sides fall off the canvas, their edges aren't seen, the path is closed and you can then apply layer styles to it.

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1/14/2013 7:06:00 PM

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