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Lines (shape) disappear.

Community Beginner ,
Nov 21, 2020 Nov 21, 2020

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I want to place lines and 'corners' on a poster I created to accentuate the subject. I can make the lines, but they disappear when presing the return button (Mac). How do I keep them from disa

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New Here , Nov 22, 2020 Nov 22, 2020

Check your alignment in "Stroke Options." If it is set to inside (the top setting) your stroke will not show.

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Nov 21, 2020 Nov 21, 2020

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 21, 2020 Nov 21, 2020

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Thanks Jane, but still after making a line, it disappears. I have read here that many people are having the smae problem.

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Community Expert ,
Nov 21, 2020 Nov 21, 2020

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If you press Command-Y or View > Outline, do you see the line in outline view?

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Community Expert ,
Nov 21, 2020 Nov 21, 2020

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Sorry, I was thinking about Illustrator and this is the Photoshop forum.

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Community Expert ,
Nov 21, 2020 Nov 21, 2020

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In Photoshop pressing return will delete the line. That is normal. There's no need to press return when drawing a line. In the Options bar, you can choose Path, Shape, or Pixels. If you choose Pixels, pressing return will not delete the line, but on the other hand, the line will be bitmap instead of vector.

Which tool are you using to draw the lines and which setting are you choosing in the Options bar?

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 25, 2020 Nov 25, 2020

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The pixel option is greyed out..not an option.

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Community Expert ,
Nov 25, 2020 Nov 25, 2020

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Pixels was disabled for the line tool in the newest version of Photoshop.

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Nov 22, 2020 Nov 22, 2020

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Check your alignment in "Stroke Options." If it is set to inside (the top setting) your stroke will not show.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 25, 2020 Nov 25, 2020

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Stroke options? Where is that option?

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Community Expert ,
Nov 25, 2020 Nov 25, 2020

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Ensure that drawing mode is set to Shape (first arrow from the left on screenshot) then click where second arrow is pointing and lastly expand first drop down list (third bottom most arrow) and change to second or third option.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 26, 2020 Nov 26, 2020

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Thank you!

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New Here ,
Mar 31, 2021 Mar 31, 2021

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Thanks, Bojan. This has been plaguing me for months!

 

 

 

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New Here ,
Mar 04, 2022 Mar 04, 2022

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This also DOES NOT WORK.  I draw a line or a box, and it dissapears.  It'n on the top layer.  All settings are as shown. Driving me bonkers. I DO NOT HAVE TIME FOR THIS,

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New Here ,
Mar 23, 2022 Mar 23, 2022

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SAME! HELP!

 

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New Here ,
Jan 23, 2023 Jan 23, 2023

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Thank you!

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Community Expert ,
Mar 23, 2022 Mar 23, 2022

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Have you tried resetting the tool?

Right click on the tool icon in the Options bar.

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Community Expert ,
Mar 23, 2022 Mar 23, 2022

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Do you have a color chosen for the tool?

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New Here ,
Jun 19, 2022 Jun 19, 2022

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I reset the line tool.  I have a color chosen.  It is on the top layer.  All settings are as shown.  I can draw ONE line.  When I try to draw the second line, the first line disappears.  When I try to draw the third line, the second line disappears, and so one.  I apparently can only have one line.  What is going on????

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Community Expert ,
Jun 19, 2022 Jun 19, 2022

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@Barbara Ash 

Can you show a screen shot that shows

  • image area
  • layers panels
  • paths panel
  • properties panel
  • options bar

Select the path with the Path Selection tool (black arrow).

Jane

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Enthusiast ,
Jun 19, 2022 Jun 19, 2022

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I don't know if this was for an old problem/bug or is still useful...

How To Fix Line Tool Not Working in Photoshop 2021 - Adobe Photoshop Line Tool Thickness Not Working...

 

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Community Expert ,
Jun 19, 2022 Jun 19, 2022

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@Signfeld Isn't that the same as the answer from @prophotomac that is marked correct? 😊

 

Jane

 

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Enthusiast ,
Jun 19, 2022 Jun 19, 2022

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I haven't watched it closely, but I first thought the vid selected the middle icon, and saw the answer mentioning "top," but I now see he says not to use top... 😉

I've just posted this in case it was about a different problem, as I still see cries for "HELP" after some of the solutions...

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