These arelines and shapes used to maintain the sharpness of an image after it is rendered to a larger size
Vector shapes are usually illustrated by lines, shapes, and other image components stored in a format that incorporates geometric formulas for resizing the image elements.
The vector shape is created by defining points and curves. When vector graphics are scaled, the edges remain crisp and sharp no matter the size.
A path can be defined as a simple line with anchor points at either end. This line can be straight or curved depending on how it’s made. Paths can either be open or closed. Closed paths are made so by creating the anchor point at the end over the top of the first anchor point, thus closing the shape.
This is tool used to define anchor points as well as manipulate the curves in relation to the an hour points. They can be defined as path creators.
Freeform Pen tool
Freeform pen tool is a type of pen tool which allows easy drawing of vectors and shapes. It makes work easier by automatically adding anchor points.
The option bar is found below the menu bar of the Photoshop window and it’s main function is to adjust the settings for the currently active tool.