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How do I get the Circle Shape Tool to "pivot" the circle it's creating?

Community Beginner ,
Sep 07, 2021 Sep 07, 2021

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On my laptop, I'm able to use the circle shape tool where it's drawn on the circumference, and is able to be pivoted on the "starting anchor" while growing or shrinking:

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However, on my new desktop (same version of Photoshop), the circle does not pivot, and the "anchor" isn't on the circumference at all, but rather the starting value of X and Y.

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How can I get my desktop circle tool to behave how it does on my laptop?

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Sep 07, 2021 Sep 07, 2021

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Hold down Space bar to be able to move circle. Release Space bar to continue drawing.

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Sep 10, 2021 Sep 10, 2021

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I wasn't aware this was an option! It's not exactly what I'm looking for, but it will absolutely save me so much time and trouble if I cannot find the exact solution I'm looking for. Thank you very much!

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Sep 07, 2021 Sep 07, 2021

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Hello, Mel. I am not used to the first behavior. Which laptop is it? Could there be a modifier changing the behavior? What input method are you using? Trackpad? 

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Sep 08, 2021 Sep 08, 2021

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I'm wondering the same sort of thing.  Is it a Touch behaviour with a track pad perhaps?  I've never been able to make it work that way myself.

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Sep 10, 2021 Sep 10, 2021

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I use a Wacom Intuos tablet for both the laptop and the desktop, I simply plug it into whichever one I'm using. I don't use a trackpad or mouse for either. The laptop is a HP Envy Notebook, which I just remembered *does* have a touch-screen mode available on default (though I'd had it disabled for years because I didn't want to use my fingers and did not own a proper pen for it, so I forgot about that!).

I am glad to know this isn't a simple "toggle this option on" type of answer that I was missing. I'm glad to know that something like that, outside Photoshop itself, can possibly be activating this behavior. I will look into it!

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