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Create straight lines in a snap with the tool of your choice

Added on Friday 1st of July 2011 09:25 am EST


Adobe Photoshop CS2/CS3/CS4/CS5

Operating Systems:

Macintosh, Microsoft Windows


Is there a trick to drawing a straight line in Photoshop? I am not having any luck at all; my hand just isn’t steady enough I guess.


You don’t necessarily need a steady hand to draw a straight line in Photoshop. The Pen tool is an obvious tool choice to get the job done, but then you wind up with a path, which you still need to stroke, or a vector mask, which doesn’t have an outline. It’s actually quite simple to get straight lines with the other drawing and painting tools in Photoshop’s Tools panel.


To draw or paint straight angl...