drawing square but comes out of cage with bars

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Apr 29, 2022 Apr 29, 2022

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I intend to draw a square using recutangluar tool in photoshop (latest version). It comes out like the shape shown the above. No matter how I sett the square setting, it comes out the same thing.

The photoshop was perfectly OK. But starting today, it is like this. I don't know what I do to make it normal.

Please help.

Katie

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Adobe Community Professional , Apr 30, 2022 Apr 30, 2022
@kaitlynl62013529  What you are seeing is a shape with a large stroke set to a skinny dashed line. What I am showing here is: 70 pt red stroke set to a dashed line with .05 for the dash and 1 for the gap. To fix it, select your shape with the Path Selection tool "A" (black arrow), then: Line dropdown More options Uncheck "Dashed line" (you might want to change the settings to something normal before unchecking it You can also use the Propeties panel. I've marked the menu with an ar...

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Apr 30, 2022 Apr 30, 2022

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Could you please post screenshots with the pertinent Panels (Toolbar, Layers, Properties, Options Bar, …) visible? 

 

What are the Tool’s settings? 

What is the Stroke set to (see Options Bar and Properties Panel)? 

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Hi c.pfaffenbichler,

Thank you for reply to me.

I tried very hard to make the "bars" on the square to go away. It just not working

Here is my settings on the screen. 

I appreciate your help.

Katie

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May 01, 2022 May 01, 2022

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The first screeenshot is not very useful because neither the Layer in question nor the proper Tool for rediting Shape Layers’ Strokes seem to be selected, but … I noticed that on my computer the Options Bar and the Properties Bar do sometimes not properly preview (some) dashed Strokes. 

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So could you please provide the file? 

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Here the parameter on the property panel.

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@kaitlynl62013529 

What you are seeing is a shape with a large stroke set to a skinny dashed line. What I am showing here is:

  • 70 pt red stroke set to a dashed line with .05 for the dash and 1 for the gap.

 

To fix it, select your shape with the Path Selection tool "A" (black arrow), then:

  1. Line dropdown
  2. More options
  3. Uncheck "Dashed line"
    (you might want to change the settings to something normal before unchecking it

janee_0-1651363172498.png

 

 

You can also use the Propeties panel. I've marked the menu with an arrow.

janee_0-1651363747048.png

 

 

 

Jane

 

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May 01, 2022 May 01, 2022

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Hello Jane,

Follwoing your instruciton, Problem is solved!!!

Thank you so much for your help.

Kaitlyn

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You're welcome, Katie, I'm happy it's working for you now. 😊

 


@kaitlynl62013529 wrote:

The photoshop was perfectly OK. But starting today, it is like this. I don't know what I do to make it normal.


 

One more thing to add: the options for tools are "sticky", meaning once they are set they stay that way across time and across documents until they are changed again or until the tool is Reset. To reset a tool, right-click it in the options bar (not Tools panel) and choose Reset Tool to put it back to its defaults.

 

Jane

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