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'Path options' greyed out?

Community Beginner ,
Oct 24, 2017 Oct 24, 2017

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Hey all

Amazed to see we FINALLY have coloured paths on photoshop... although, it doesn't work for me! the options seemed to be greyed out, unable to change anything!

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Help much appreciated

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Adobe Community Professional , Oct 24, 2017 Oct 24, 2017
Dom said he did that, Dave.And Dom, I can't seem to do anything to get the commands to gray out like yours. Unless Dave sees something we don't, the next steps I would take would be:a.) reset preferences b.) uninstall/reinstall

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 24, 2017 Oct 24, 2017

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It's hard to tell what you have going on with the closely-cropped screen shot, but I think you have the Pen tool selected, and the mode is set to Path or Shape? How about resetting that tool (or all tools) by right clicking the tool icon at the far left of the Options bar?

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 24, 2017 Oct 24, 2017

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hi - have pen tool selected, and on paths! tried resetting, nothing changes

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 24, 2017 Oct 24, 2017

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Try resetting the tool

Dave

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 24, 2017 Oct 24, 2017

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Dom said he did that, Dave.

And Dom, I can't seem to do anything to get the commands to gray out like yours. Unless Dave sees something we don't, the next steps I would take would be:

a.) reset preferences
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b.) uninstall/reinstall

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 24, 2017 Oct 24, 2017

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My mistake Barb - hadn't spotted that he had reset the tool.

No I don't know of a setting that would grey out the path options. So if the tool reset didn't work - I would indeed go for a preference reset

Dave

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 24, 2017 Oct 24, 2017

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yes! reseting preferences worked - i now have glorious coloured paths! waited years for this

many thanks guys

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 24, 2017 Oct 24, 2017

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Yay! I'm so glad they are working for you now.

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New Here ,
Dec 18, 2018 Dec 18, 2018

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Hello Barb,

I have tried both the options --- reset tool and reset preferences, I am still unable to fix this issue. Is there any other way this can be solved? Many Thanks

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 18, 2018 Dec 18, 2018

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What version and OS are you using?

~Barb

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New Here ,
Jul 19, 2020 Jul 19, 2020

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Hello,

Have tried all of the options above and still have grayed out path options for color.

Rubber band option works though. MacOS10.13.6, Photoshop 2020. (It works fine on Photoshop 2019!)

Help would be appreciated.

Ed 

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New Here ,
Oct 30, 2017 Oct 30, 2017

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Thank you to all of you!  This was driving me nuts- worked on my computer but not the work computer.  Appreciate the help!

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New Here ,
Sep 17, 2021 Sep 17, 2021

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Hi - has anyone an idea to solve the mentioned problem for me? I tried all this things (resetting preferences, de- and reinstall) and still the path options are grey, only "rubber" can be activated.

 

I'm running 22.5.1 on a Windows machine.

 

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Explorer ,
Sep 17, 2021 Sep 17, 2021

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A year ago after tried all the solution i founded that the reason is your internal GPU (Example: Intel HD graphics 3000) is not supported to photoshop version currently you have installed in your PC.

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Explorer ,
Sep 17, 2021 Sep 17, 2021

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Intel HD graphics 3000 isn't support Windows 10 so that Windows can't access internal graphics and your software, which needs it doesn't work properly or some tools like Pen tool path options and also it stops rotating command "R" in photoshop, after pressing "R" photoshop shows you OpenGL error because every time you rotate your canvas photoshop has to re-render the image and render requires GPU power so.

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New Here ,
Sep 17, 2021 Sep 17, 2021

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I don't have an internal Intel graphics adapter. I'm using a NVidia GeForce GT710.

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Sep 17, 2021 Sep 17, 2021

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New Here ,
Sep 17, 2021 Sep 17, 2021

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That is obviously the reason. I already was afraid that one day I had to buy a new graphics adapter. 🙂 So I will have to keep an eye out for a reasonable new adapter.

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Explorer ,
Sep 18, 2021 Sep 18, 2021

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It is ok, if your work is done with this or if you need you can upgrad. I'm still using HD graphics 3000, it is just unable to use path options and rotation tool.

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Explorer ,
Sep 18, 2021 Sep 18, 2021

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Also this issue making trouble in other design software which i am using, it just slow down the process.

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New Here ,
Sep 19, 2021 Sep 19, 2021

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You're right. PS is still usable and I didn't discover any other issues. I planned to buy a new PC system in spring next year. So I have to decide whether I will wait until then or buy the graphics adapter before. I know, this is not the best time for purchasing hardware on good prices. 

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Explorer ,
Feb 05, 2021 Feb 05, 2021

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I tried resetting pen tool , resetting preference and also tried reinstalling photoshop but still path option is greyed out.

Please suggest me a solution.

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New Here ,
Jul 06, 2021 Jul 06, 2021

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Hi! I'm here with the same problem.
I followed all the solutions you mentioned.
It all failed in the end 😞
I'm using Windows 10 Pro, Photoshop cc 2021.
Is this a technical error?

 

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Dec 02, 2021 Dec 02, 2021

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