Paths tools Antiquated. Please make better

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Photoshop is a great tool for automotive designers like me. It is easy to take an existing bitmap and make a new creative vision from it.

Photoshop is also good for creating brand new images from scratch (sketches, renderings, and illustrations). It's not as good as some other software (like Autodesk Alias, and Sketchbook Pro) but it works decently.

With a few small changes, Photoshop could be the gold standard for content creation. The biggest legacy part of Photoshop is the antiquated path tools. The paths themselves are low-order b-spline curves which have little or no tensioning capability and take quite a lot of manipulation to get to look correct. Paths make the world go around for sketching and rendering artists like myself.

Managing and joining paths in their current form is laborious or impossible.

Also, the use of paths makes other workflows easier. If i want to stroke a path with a thick to thin line, I have to paint then erase. Snap to path painting is an easier workflow.

I put together a laundry list of items here:

that would be easy for Adobe to fix on the next version, and even spoke several times with the local sales and tech support about this. I'm hoping that someone in the development team looks at my suggestions and realizes the merit of updating the path tools.

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Chris Cox

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Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat, and most other 2D design applications use Bezier curves, not B-Spline.

Also, don't post laundry lists. Each request should have a separate topic so they can be voted on and discussed separately. Also, search for existing topics before posting a new topic.