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There's no "right" way to draw lines in Photoshop — every artist and designer develops personal methods over time, and they choose tools that feel comfortable to them. Whether you're using the Line, Pen, or Brush tool, it's possible to approach a creative project from a variety of ways, and still come up with the same results. In this practical guide, we've shared how to draw straight lines in Photoshop, using the plethora of drawing tools included with the software.
The Line Tool
To find the Line tool, click and hold your mouse over the Rectangle tool in the main toolbar. This will bring up a submenu with more shape tools. If you have any of the shape tools enabled, you can also select the Line tool from the top options menu.
The Brush Tool
Next, the Brush tool is just as effective at drawing straight lines, and it offers more versatility than the Line tool if you want to create custom brush styles. You'll find the Brush tool in the main toolbar, located in a separate area from the shape tools.
The Pen Tool
Finally, the Pen tool is extremely useful for drawing straight and curved lines. Click on the pen-shaped icon in the main toolbar to select the Pen, and then click once in your image to set a starting point, and click again to set an endpoint. Photoshop will automatically create a straight line between the two points, no matter where they're located on the image. If you hold down the Shift key while setting these points, you'll create line segments with 45- and 90-degree angles.