Photoshop CC 2018: Path line not visible after reopening file

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Hello. I've just started using Photoshop CC 2018 as a complete beginner. I am trying to add a line to a photograph. I have successfully got the line to show on the image on the screen, but when I come to save the image, the line does not appear. How do I 'fix' the line on the photo? Thanks for your help.
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Cristen Gillespie

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If you're trying to add a "line" by drawing it with the Pen tool, until you stroke that path (it's a command in the paths panel menu, but you might want to google working with Paths first).

Another way to add a line to a photograph is to use the Line tool, found under the Rectangle tool (not the Marquee, but the Shape tool icon towards the bottom of the tools panel). If you're lost, you can choose Edit> Search and type the name of the tool (in this case Line) you want in the search box with Photoshop chosen as where you want to search. The tool will be highlighted in the Tools panel and selected for you.

Choose either Shape in the Options bar after selecting the Line tool, or choose Pixels. Pixels places pixels on whatever image layer you're on, so watch out—that can be very destructive. Shape makes its own layer and lets you edit the line further, so it's the option for the Line tool I would recommend using. You can google using Shapes in Photoshop for fuller instructions.

If you don't feel any of this will draw the line you need, come back and let us know more about what you're trying to do.
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Thank you, Cristen. Problem solved with your guidance. Much appreciated.