PHOTOSHOP: How can I measure lines that are not straight?

  • 1
  • Question
  • Updated 2 years ago
  • (Edited)
I need to measure lines that are curved. At present I use the measure tool by measuring in segments and writing down the length then adding up at the end. Time consuming and inaccurate. Is there another way? I can make a path line. Is there a way to measure that?
Hope someone can help.
Oh Yes using PS CC
Photo of Colin Heaney

Colin Heaney

  • 2 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes

Posted 5 years ago

  • 1
Photo of Mark Heaps

Mark Heaps, Champion

  • 62 Posts
  • 24 Reply Likes
I don't know of a good way to do this in Photoshop CC. But in Illustrator you can do this with the Document Info pane, and then switch it from Document Info to Object in the pull down menu. Then from there, you will see the value of the currently selected object. So theoretically if you line up your document properties, you will be using the same measurement. You could copy a path from Photoshop, paste into Illustrator, get the measurement, and paste back to make sure it's 1:1. A little tricky, considering you're going from raster, to vector, and back, but it would be a start.
Photo of Mark Heaps

Mark Heaps, Champion

  • 62 Posts
  • 24 Reply Likes
Also it's worth noting that if you draw with the pen tool in PS, when you click and drag the info palette will change and show you values of the path you're drawing.