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When I use the line tool in Photoshop, it creates a vector layer mask with the shape of that line. When I draw a curved line with the pen tool, the only option I see for making a line out of the path is "Stroke path", which is not vector (raster).

How do I create a vector line/curve with the pen tool in Photoshop (CS4)?

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The "pen tool" is not used to create shapes or vectors it is used to create complex paths useful for making selections. If you want more flexibility with vector objects you need Adobe Illustrator not Adobe Photoshop.

Essentially

Illustrator = Vector Images

Photoshop = Photographs

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Photoshop's vector capabilities don't go that far, but you can export the paths you made to Illustrator by going to File > Export > Paths to Illustrator.

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