Path Selection Tool

The Path Selection* Tool selects and moves (fragments of) existing path's / vector shape mask's segments / anchor points:

  • In the Toolbox, select the Path Selection Tool.
  • Click on a path or shape component in image window to select it.
  • Drag selected path component to move it.
  • To delete selected path or shape component press [Delete] key.
  • To select 2 or more components shift-click (mouse-click holding [Shift] pressed) on every one.
  • While multiple components selected you can align or combine them into a single path using buttons on the Options bar (movie).

*Just in case you didn't know, the Path Selection tool is also available in Photoshop Elements (under the nickname of Shape Selection).

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