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Paths button missing from option bar

New Here ,
Jan 31, 2017 Jan 31, 2017

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I can't find anything anywhere online about this. I was previously using CS6 but I am now on a new Macbook Pro using PS CC.

I don't see the paths button, and I cannot for the life of me figure out why it's missing or how to get it to show up. Help??

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Adobe Community Professional , Jan 31, 2017 Jan 31, 2017
If you want to make a path from your selection go to the paths panel and click on this icon :Or are you thinking of the option you get when you use the ellipse shape tool ?Dave

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Guide ,
Jan 31, 2017 Jan 31, 2017

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What do you mean by the path button?

Your screenshot shows a selection made by the elliptical marquee tool. It's not a path....

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New Here ,
May 01, 2018 May 01, 2018

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With path button , he means the button in the menu. Layers channels path. Mine is gone also . And it pretty anoying that people here react like they dont know what it is.

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May 01, 2018 May 01, 2018

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odiug79  wrote

With path button , he means the button in the menu. Layers channels path. Mine is gone also . And it pretty anoying that people here react like they dont know what it is.

Hi

Can you provide a screenshot showing which menu you say has a missing item. Your description is unclear.

Dave

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Jun 02, 2018 Jun 02, 2018

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New Here ,
Sep 26, 2018 Sep 26, 2018

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combine paths PS 2016.pngcombine path button-.png

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New Here ,
Jul 22, 2019 Jul 22, 2019

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Guys!

Just click on Windows on the tab bar, then choose Path, it will eventually appear

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 31, 2017 Jan 31, 2017

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Hi! Can you please explain your problem better?

By the way, have you tried by selecting The Paths panel (Window > Paths)?

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Jan 31, 2017 Jan 31, 2017

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If you want to make a path from your selection go to the paths panel and click on this icon :

Or are you thinking of the option you get when you use the ellipse shape tool ?

Dave

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New Here ,
Feb 07, 2018 Feb 07, 2018

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I am now using Photoshop 2018 and I am creating a vector mask with the Ellipse Tool. I don't see the Path option from the Options bar and I do not see the Combine Shapes option either. Are these options removed from or hidden in Photoshop 2018?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 31, 2017 Jan 31, 2017

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Something that makes a lot of sense to me is to sort out, and save, a more useful workspace when you first start using a new install of Photoshop.  You need to look at the default workspace with a tiny touch of cynicism — the Library panel is right there in your face, because Adobe are pushing Adobe Stock like crazy as an additional revenue stream.  Start with the workspace most appropriate for you.  Maybe the Photography workspace for instance. Have your major panels open on the right, and grow the auto expanding icons along side the major panels. One click opens the thumbnails, and another click collapses them.

I cobbled this workspace below by way of demonstration (I use three screens so don't normally work this way).  In the case of your question, you'd have had the Make work path from selection icon right there ready to use.

Save your new workspace. You can now drag out a panel to make it more convenient, and Reset your work space to get back to default.  The Essentials workspace is hard wired, and the go to method of making sure you seeing everything in as standard.

One more thing that I advise, (but you might like to do it differently) is to have these options unchecked.  It is annoying in the extreme to have those collapsed panels fly in and out for no apparent reason.

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New Here ,
Jun 27, 2020 Jun 27, 2020

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Screenshot (586) b.pngim using Photoshop CS6 and i cant see the path tools...

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Community Beginner ,
May 05, 2021 May 05, 2021

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Try going to "WINDOW - WORKSPACE- GRAPHIC AND WEB" 

That worked for me to get the "path" option next to the elptical symbol in the optons bar.

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New Here ,
Jul 27, 2021 Jul 27, 2021

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That happened to me.  I was in 3D workspace mode.  I switched back to Window - Workspace - Essentials and paths came back.

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