Help - Pen Tool Pathing Issue

Community Beginner ,
Mar 20, 2022 Mar 20, 2022

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Hi All,

 

Have this issue in Photoshop for a while now where the pen tool add additional lines when creating paths in Photoshop, and also not changing when deleting/converting into a selection - can anyone show me how to change this back to the original pen tool pathing? I have included a video to better illustrate what I mean.

 

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Community Beginner , Mar 21, 2022 Mar 21, 2022
I've managed to fix it - I noticed on my work machine that my path options were greyed out so I searched on the forums and reset my preferences, and now it is back to normal! For my own clarity, why does the path options grey itself out; is there any particular reason for this?

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Mar 20, 2022 Mar 20, 2022

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Hi! What verson of Photoshop are you using?

It looks like you are using the Curvature Pen tool (The second one from the top, and from what you noted abouve, I think you are looking for the Pen tool (Top one).

Screen Shot 2022-03-20 at 12.12.44 PM.png

Let us know if that fixes the issue,

Michelle

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Mar 20, 2022 Mar 20, 2022

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Hi Michelle, I checked and it was not on Curvature Pen tool.

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Mar 20, 2022 Mar 20, 2022

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Thanks for the feedback! Have you tried resetting the Pen tool? 

Make sure the Pen tool is selected and then in the Options bar choose the tool option. From the little gear on the right of the drop down menu, select Reset tool. Here is a screen shot. Let me know if that fixes the issue?

Thanks, Michelle

Screen Shot 2022-03-20 at 2.15.42 PM.png

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 21, 2022 Mar 21, 2022

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I tried both the Reset Tool and Reset All Tools to no avail - there were some tool presets which I hadn't seen before which I also reset but still all the same sadly

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Mar 21, 2022 Mar 21, 2022

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I've managed to fix it - I noticed on my work machine that my path options were greyed out so I searched on the forums and reset my preferences, and now it is back to normal! For my own clarity, why does the path options grey itself out; is there any particular reason for this?

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Mar 23, 2022 Mar 23, 2022

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Same issue with mine. How did you fix it?

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I went to Edit > Preferences > General > Reset preferences on Quit, and that brought back the path options and the pen tool was regular again, hope this helps

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