Photoshop: How can I stroke a path with a tapered brush in CS5/ 6?

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In CS4, I was able to stroke a path with a tapered brush (tapered on both ends, in size and/or opacity) and the resultant stroke would be a tapered line. In CS5 and CS6, the tapered property is not retained when I stroke the path. I really liked this ability. Now when I stroke a path, I just get a single fat line, with no subtlety or tapering. How can I achieve this in CS5 or 6?

I have tried to emulate the brush settings I had in CS4, but they have changed.
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Chris Gralapp

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Mike Shaw, Employee

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In the Brush Panel, set up Pressure for Shape Dynamics/Size and Transfer/ Opacity and or Flow. Select Stroke Path from the Paths panel flyout and enable the Simulate Pressure setting with Brush Tool.
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Thanks Mike,

This answered my question, no wI can continue watching Venus tranting across the sun!