Highlighted

Can't choose shape or path for my pen

Community Beginner ,
Jun 08, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hi guys, I wonder if anyone could help me.

When I select a pen, I am unable to choose either shape or a path. What do I do to bring these options back? They are simply not there. Thank you! ai.jpg

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by Doug A Roberts | Adobe Community Professional

It sounds like you're talking about Photoshop options. Illustrator doesn't have that distinction.

Topics

How to, Tools

Views

247

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more

Can't choose shape or path for my pen

Community Beginner ,
Jun 08, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hi guys, I wonder if anyone could help me.

When I select a pen, I am unable to choose either shape or a path. What do I do to bring these options back? They are simply not there. Thank you! ai.jpg

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by Doug A Roberts | Adobe Community Professional

It sounds like you're talking about Photoshop options. Illustrator doesn't have that distinction.

Topics

How to, Tools

Views

248

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Jun 08, 2020 0
Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 08, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

It sounds like you're talking about Photoshop options. Illustrator doesn't have that distinction.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Jun 08, 2020 1
Community Beginner ,
Jun 08, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Omg, thank you, you are right. So silly, I was wondering why I can't choose shape. Thank you so much!

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Jun 08, 2020 0
Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 08, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

In Illustrator the Pen tool just draw paths, lines, when closed it's just a closed path, not a shape.

And it does not create a layer on its own like in Photoshop.

In Illustrator it is just a path, closed or open, you can apply to it a stroke weight and color and a color fill, or even several ones using the Appearance panel.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Jun 08, 2020 1
elty LATEST
Community Beginner ,
Jun 08, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Thank you so much!

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Jun 08, 2020 0