I tried pasting a vector shape from Illustrator into Photoshop and wanted to change the shape by altering the points. It shows up as a smart object in the layers panels, but I don't see anything in the paths panel or any points on the vector smart object shape. Am I missing something, or is this just not possible in Photoshop? Can I only edit the points in Illustrator and have it update in Illustrator?
Depends how you paste your path. When you paste a copied path, Photoshop will ask how you want to paste it. If you choose Smart Object, then it can only be edited in Illustrator. Choose "path" or "shape layer" to keep it editable in Photoshop.
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