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Photoshop CC Live Shapes Properties Bug (also in 2022)

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 18, 2013 Jun 18, 2013

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Checking out the corner radii controls on vector shapes and it looked to be working, until I created a couple of other shapes. The Properties box inconsistently changes for the same kind of shapes.


Link to vid to show my problem: http://cl.ly/PheD

 

Looks like I can't go back to edit the shape for some reason. What would cause this? It's like the shape has suddenly stopped being a Live Shape.

 

Cheers!

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Adobe Employee ,
Jun 18, 2013 Jun 18, 2013

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Hi Jack,

I moved your discussion from the Creative Cloud forum to the Photoshop forum, where you may get more relevent help more quickly.

Could you please post a screenshot of your layers panel?

Michael

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 18, 2013 Jun 18, 2013

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What happens if you use the Path Selection Tool to select the shapes instead of the Move Tool?

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 19, 2013 Jun 19, 2013

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Selecting the shape with the Path Selection Tool seems to reset it and turn it back in to a Live Shape — but it doesn't stay that way. Really strange.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 19, 2013 Jun 19, 2013

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Explorer ,
Jun 20, 2013 Jun 20, 2013

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I have also found this when copying a live shape using the layers panel. When I select the copy the live shape properties are not available. Seems that using the direct selection tool usually switches it back.

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New Here ,
Jun 22, 2013 Jun 22, 2013

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Hi,

This bug goes a lot further than what you have stated, if you select the live shape from the tool menu on the left it removes the properties and the width becomes the width of the space.

Very strange issue's happening.

These silly bugs needs sorting out ASAP.

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New Here ,
Jun 23, 2013 Jun 23, 2013

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Hi Guys,

I have same problem with my CC. Live shape properties just missing when I select shape object.

Cheers,

Michal

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Explorer ,
Jun 24, 2013 Jun 24, 2013

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Yes I only managed to get the live shape properties to work when reselecting an object once. Pity as this was the feature that made me want to upgrade.

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New Here ,
Jun 25, 2013 Jun 25, 2013

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I've got the same problem. When alt-copying a live shape all seems fine, but when I copy the shape via the layer panel the live shape properties disappear!

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 25, 2013 Jun 25, 2013

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Stop the insanity.

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/996863_10151754854240719_844700773_n.jpg

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 25, 2013 Jun 25, 2013

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It appears that PS is losing the shape's designation as a rectangle with round corners – if I create a triangle immediately after making a rect with round corners, it loses its original options.

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New Here ,
Jun 27, 2013 Jun 27, 2013

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I get exaclty the same issue - although right from the start I never see the correct Properties panel for Live Shapes. I also see the MASK panel as shown in the post above

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Explorer ,
Jun 27, 2013 Jun 27, 2013

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I am also experiencing the same issue.

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New Here ,
Jun 28, 2013 Jun 28, 2013

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Same problem here. It's indiscriminate. Sometimes it only shows Masks rather than Live Shape Properties. Very annoying.

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Explorer ,
Jul 01, 2013 Jul 01, 2013

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Wondering why there has been no response about this issue. Still seeing it occuring today.

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New Here ,
Jul 01, 2013 Jul 01, 2013

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My issue was somewhat skewed by the fact that Adobe seems to have 'stealthed' Adobe CC in as opposed to the cloud based CS6 we are signed up for. That feature works fine in CC but not in CS6, so we had to download and install that version now.

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Explorer ,
Jul 01, 2013 Jul 01, 2013

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I am currently using Photoshop CC and have uninstalled CS6 and I am seeing this issue. Maybe a reinstall fixes it; is that what you were saying?

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New Here ,
Jul 01, 2013 Jul 01, 2013

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No you are right, I now have a 'bug' error. So it basically forgets its a 'Live Shape' after you create others and go back to it. So you cannot edit it after a while. I assume this is a bug Adobe will fix. However previously I have CS6 which doesnt include this feature at all (or certainly it wasn't working on ours)

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New Here ,
Jul 04, 2013 Jul 04, 2013

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I have the same issue, but then I found out you have to use the path selection tool to select the shape. The properties show up after a lag though. I also encountered a decimal bug. Values becomming 300,99 but visually it is still correct. Very annoying.

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New Here ,
Jul 16, 2013 Jul 16, 2013

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Is there an ETA on this issue?... Does anyone else have issues resizing the rounded rectangles after it switches from 'live shape'?

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New Here ,
Jul 17, 2013 Jul 17, 2013

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Well, it's also the same for us. Please adobe fix this issue, it is quite annoying and affecting our workflow...

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 24, 2013 Jul 24, 2013

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Not only does it forget that you have a live shape, you can not create a new live shape if the you have a shape layer selected. You would need to select a raster layer or group to create a new live shape... that it later forgets that it's a live shape.

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 14, 2013 Aug 14, 2013

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Hello,

As a couple of people have mentioned in this thread, the Live Shapes Properties panel displays based on which subpaths are currently targeted. By targeted, I mean that the anchor points on the path are visible and at least one is filled. Clicking on the shape with the Path Selection tool is the easiest way to target a subpath. You can add to the targeted subpaths by Shift-clicking additional shapes with the Path Selection tool (or Shift-dragging around the shapes you want to select). Using the Move tool won't work for this, since it only selects the layer and not the path(s).

We implemented it this way because now that Photoshop has multiple path selection and there are so many combinations of ways to select different kinds of paths, it can get really buggy when Photoshop has to make assumptions about exactly what the user meant to select. This way, it's obvious which subpaths are targeted.

We are continuing to look into ways to improve the way the Properties panel works for live shapes. I see that a couple of bugs are mentioned here in addition to the issue with accessing the Live Shape Properties panel.

Not only does it forget that you have a live shape, you can not create a new live shape if the you have a shape layer selected.

This should be possible. Could you post the list of steps you're using when you run into this problem?

This bug goes a lot further than what you have stated, if you select the live shape from the tool menu on the left it removes the properties and the width becomes the width of the space.

I'm not sure what you mean by this -- could you also post a list of steps?

Thanks!

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 19, 2013 Aug 19, 2013

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I made a little video of how this bug looks on my Mac:

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 21, 2013 Aug 21, 2013

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Hi inteilla,

Are you using Photoshop CS6? The Live Shapes Properties panel was introduced in Photoshop CC.

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