P: Pressing +/- to change path drawing mode does not work with Pen Tool

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Explorer ,
Jun 20, 2013 Jun 20, 2013

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In previous versions of Photoshop you could press the + or - keys to change the path mode for the shape you're about to draw to "combine" or "subtract". This still works with the standard shape tools (rectangle, ellipse, etc), but not with the Pen Tool. Pressing the keys either does nothing or changes the currently selected shape to combine/subtract.

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Adobe Employee , Jun 15, 2015 Jun 15, 2015
This should be fixed in the Photoshop CC (2015) update.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jun 20, 2013 Jun 20, 2013

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We are aware of this issue as well as the inability to set the path operation from the flyout with the pen tool prior to path creation. Sorry for any problems this issue is causing.

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Explorer ,
Sep 09, 2013 Sep 09, 2013

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You're probably aware of this, but just to make sure: As far as I can tell this hasn't been fixed in CC 14.1.

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Explorer ,
Nov 19, 2013 Nov 19, 2013

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This is especially frustrating since changing via mouse is now a two-click procedure. I wouldn't have thought that space in the tool bar is at such a premium that path operations needed a drop-down. Especially while this shortcut is still broken.

Lots of unexplained lateral moves in CC's vector tools...

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Explorer ,
Feb 24, 2014 Feb 24, 2014

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Still broken in 14.2.1...

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 11, 2015 Feb 11, 2015

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This should be fixed in CC 14.2.2 or later.

Senior Product Manager - Customer Advocacy - Digital Imaging

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Explorer ,
Feb 11, 2015 Feb 11, 2015

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Thanks Jeffrey. I'm running 14.2.2 and still experience the exact same issue though.

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 11, 2015 Feb 11, 2015

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What about in 2014.2.2?

Senior Product Manager - Customer Advocacy - Digital Imaging

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Explorer ,
Feb 11, 2015 Feb 11, 2015

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Sorry, that's what I meant. I'm running 2014.2.2.

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 11, 2015 Feb 11, 2015

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Strange. OK. I'll work with QE team.

Senior Product Manager - Customer Advocacy - Digital Imaging

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Adobe Employee ,
Jun 15, 2015 Jun 15, 2015

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This should be fixed in the Photoshop CC (2015) update.

Senior Product Manager - Customer Advocacy - Digital Imaging

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Explorer ,
Jun 16, 2015 Jun 16, 2015

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Can confirm. Thanks!

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Explorer ,
Jun 16, 2015 Jun 16, 2015

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Wait... Am I dreaming or can you now no longer change the path mode of existing shapes with the +/- keys with the Path Selection Tool?

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Adobe Employee ,
Jun 19, 2015 Jun 19, 2015

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I'm not able to reproduce this. Maybe I'm not understanding the problem. Could you make a screen cap of what you're seeing when it works, and what you're seeing when it doesn't? That may help us troubleshoot.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jun 19, 2015 Jun 19, 2015

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Confirmed that we fixed one thing, and broke another. +/- with Shape and Pen tools selected works fine in CC 2015, but no longer works with the Path/Direct Select (White/black arrows) selected. We are investigating a fix for this issue now. Thanks for your help in clarifying this issue!

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Explorer ,
Jun 19, 2015 Jun 19, 2015

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This was actually working for me in CC 2014: with a path selected, I could change the operation with the - = keys, but the indicator in the tool bar would not reflect the change.

In 2015, the toolbar icon changes, but the path operation does not. You can change the operation for the NEXT path component you create, but not the one currently selected.

Is this how it used to be? I can't even remember.

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