P: Multiple paths deselect when you convert them to a selection

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LEGEND ,
Feb 18, 2014 Feb 18, 2014

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The behaviour of paths appears to have changed in Adobe CC. Before if you had 10 separate closed paths on path layer and you select one of the paths to convert it to a selection. After you pressed the 'convert path to selection button' all of the selected paths would stay selected and all of the other paths on that path layer would stay visible.

Since Adobe CC, now when you carry out the above process and once you click the 'convert path to selection button' it deselects all of the selected paths and all of the other paths are no longer visible meaning you have to go back to the path palette, re-select the path layer and then reselect all of the paths again.

This wastes a massive amount of time because what if the purpose of converting a group of selected paths was so that I can then apply a stroke to them? I now have to go back to the paths palette, select the path layer and then re-select all of the paths so that I can apply the stroke. That becomes a serious issue when you have 40 paths that you want to stroke. Why has this behaviour been changed? It worked perfectly before. Please can someone explain why the paths behaviours have been tampered with and whether anything is going to be done to fix this problem. It is seriously upsetting my work flow.

There is already a topic on this issue on the Adobe Community PS forum here: http://forums.adobe.com/message/61091...

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An extremely frustrated technical illustrator.

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Adobe Employee , Oct 19, 2017 Oct 19, 2017
This issue should be fixed in the latest release of Photoshop CC: https://blogs.adobe.com/photoshop/2017/10/get-the-goods-announcing-updates-to-photoshop-cc-dimension...

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 18, 2014 Feb 18, 2014

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Thanks Clint, we're looking into it.

Senior Product Manager - Customer Advocacy - Digital Imaging

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LEGEND ,
Feb 18, 2014 Feb 18, 2014

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Thank you Jeffrey, I look forward to hearing about a solution. 🙂

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LEGEND ,
Feb 28, 2014 Feb 28, 2014

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Hi,

Any news on whether this change in behaviour is a bug/mistake and whether it will be rectified in a future update?

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 28, 2014 Feb 28, 2014

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It's been logged in our bug base and the engineers are looking into it.

Senior Product Manager - Customer Advocacy - Digital Imaging

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New Here ,
Apr 18, 2014 Apr 18, 2014

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I am also frustrated by this new CC behavior with selecting paths. I am obliged to continually reactivate the paths palette with every path I want to convert--this means LOTS of extra clicks, and a big time sink on my projects. I have gone back to using CS6, and so my $49/month has no return on my investment. I will probably drop my CC subscription if I need to resort to CS6....!

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LEGEND ,
Apr 21, 2014 Apr 21, 2014

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Chris, I share your frustration that this issue is yet to be ironed out. It affects every minute of my working day.

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LEGEND ,
Jun 09, 2014 Jun 09, 2014

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Any updates on fixing this bug?

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LEGEND ,
Jun 15, 2014 Jun 15, 2014

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I'll take that as a no then?

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New Here ,
Jun 15, 2014 Jun 15, 2014

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Any light at the end of th etunnel for the path selection problem?

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LEGEND ,
Jun 21, 2014 Jun 21, 2014

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I notice that even with the latest PS CC (2014) update that this issue is still to be resolved. So that's four + months and still no effort has been made to correct an issue that was working fine in previous PS 6 and every other version before that. Is anyone at Adobe actually going to communicate with us and explain what the situation is? Is this going to be sorted out or brushed under the carpet and forgotten about.

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LEGEND ,
Jun 26, 2014 Jun 26, 2014

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Anything? Bump....

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LEGEND ,
Jul 04, 2014 Jul 04, 2014

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Anything? Bump.....

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LEGEND ,
Jul 10, 2014 Jul 10, 2014

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Any update on this or are the mods going to simply delete this message like the previous two. You might see this issue as being insignificant but it is a very real drain of my time when trying to complete what used to be an easy task. It has been over 5 months since this issue was reported and nothing has been done to fix the problem even after a major update release. Can someone at Adobe at least give us some feedback as to whether this issue is going to be fixed instead of just deleting my posts and ignoring the situation.

For a company that has monopolised the software that I have to use on a daily basis your customer service is quite frankly a disgrace. Sort it out Adobe....

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LEGEND ,
Mar 20, 2015 Mar 20, 2015

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Any updates on this issue. Has been over a year now, countless updates have been released and still no solution to this bug...

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LEGEND ,
Jun 15, 2015 Jun 15, 2015

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Another major update and this bug is still there... When is Adobe going to fix this or even have the common decency to reply to me as a fully subscribed CC customer and explain why it has still not been fixed?

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LEGEND ,
Jun 21, 2015 Jun 21, 2015

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Would love to see this resolved as well.

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LEGEND ,
Aug 05, 2015 Aug 05, 2015

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Another update! Still not fixed! 😞

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New Here ,
Aug 07, 2015 Aug 07, 2015

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I was hoping this update would fix this problem but is still not working.
When using pen tool to make path multiple paths can be made but when the turn to selection button is clicked only the last path made is turned to a selection. In previous versions all paths made would turn to selection.

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LEGEND ,
Jun 28, 2016 Jun 28, 2016

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Major update with CC 2015.5 and after 2 years still no fix for this issue. Is anyone at Adobe actually going to look into fixing this problem?

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LEGEND ,
Jun 28, 2016 Jun 28, 2016

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Clint,

I am with you on this--I need to have the multiple paths stay accessible until I am done with them!

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New Here ,
Dec 19, 2016 Dec 19, 2016

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Hi Everyone, still the same with CC 2017. Been on to Adobe Support for hours and still no help

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LEGEND ,
Dec 19, 2016 Dec 19, 2016

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Yes Bradley, every time I receive an Adobe survey / questionnaire, I mention that I would happily recommend their products to others if they would fix this glitch!  Still battling with the time sink it creates!

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New Here ,
Dec 19, 2016 Dec 19, 2016

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yup its ridiculous, I shoot products all day every day for work and have to do all the work in CC but to clip path have to revert back to CS6 to get full functionality

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LEGEND ,
Jan 23, 2017 Jan 23, 2017

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I am a new subscriber to CC 2017 and am appalled that there would be such disfunction this far down the Photoshop line! I have been a Photoshop user since version 1 and can't believe at this point I would have to do such a workaround to make my silhouettes work!

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 19, 2017 Oct 19, 2017

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OK - I am now recently experiencing this. I used to be able to make multiple paths on an image, create a new work path, then simply CMD click on it and make it an active selection. Now they just disappear when I do that and I cannot make them active selections AT ALL. And I'm in the middle of a composite for a client. 

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