How to Create Multiple Paths in Photoshop

While working with Adobe Photoshop, you might often require opening multiple paths in order to complete a set of actions. If you know how to create a single path, it will be much easier for you to create new paths when needed. True to say, beginning a new path usually takes less than a minute. Most importantly, creating multiple paths allows users to perform a number of tasks simultaneously on several different parts of an image.

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In this post, I am going to share a step by step guide on how can you easily create multiple paths in Photoshop.

Step 1: At first, you need to open the image file for which you want to create multiple paths in Adobe Photoshop.

Step 2: Now go to Photoshop toolbar and right click over the pen icon.

Step 3: Then you need to select the “Pen Tool” from the drop-down menu which will appear after you click the right mouse button.

Step 4: Now find the “Path” icon on the Photoshop toolbar which appears on the top of the Photoshop file window and click on this icon.

Step 5: At this stage, you have to draw the first path. To do this, click on the file’s canvas wherever you want a path anchor point to fall. In order to create a closed shape, after placing the final anchor point, you need to select the first anchor point that you made earlier to close the path.

Step 6: Now find out the path palette window on your computer screen. If you can’t find it, you don’t have to worry because there is another alternative option too. In case if you can’t find the path palette window, go to “Window” option which is located on the navigation bar at the top of the Photoshop window and then select “Path” from the drop-down menu.

Step 7: In this stage, you need to select the path which you just have completed from the path palette and then drag it to the “New Path” icon which is located at the bottom of your computer screen. This “New Path” icon will appear as a square box with lower left corner turned up. In order to save the newly created path, just release the mouse button.

Step 8: If you need to create multiple paths, just repeat the steps from three to seven to create your required number of paths. Isn’t it simple!!

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you face any problem while creating multiple paths, feel free to ask me via the contact box below. If you can’t apply the steps by yourself; then hire clipping path service providing company out there.