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Rectangle tool not working like before

Explorer ,
Nov 21, 2018 Nov 21, 2018

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Hey all.

How can I simply draw a rectangle, as in previous versions, and have it become its own editable layer?

As it is, I have to create a layer first, then draw the rectangle overtop of it, and then I can't edit its colour anymore. So to be clear: I can't click the layer with the rectangle tool and change the colour in the properties panel like before.

Also, in the previous version, I was able to draw a rectangle right overtop of a smart object photo and it would just create its own layer. Now it won't let me, as it thinks I'm trying to draw it into the smart object.

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Adobe Community Professional , Nov 21, 2018 Nov 21, 2018
Make sure it's set to shape layer.

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Nov 21, 2018 Nov 21, 2018

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Make sure it's set to shape layer.

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Explorer ,
Nov 22, 2018 Nov 22, 2018

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Thanks Chuck!!

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Jul 15, 2021 Jul 15, 2021

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mine is set to shape...but when I click the rectangle tool...it won't allow me to drag it to the size I want.  It keeps giving me a pop up and the option to have a 100px by 100px sqaure.  And then if I try to resize that, it won't allow me to change the size.  Any suggestions for that?

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Jul 15, 2021 Jul 15, 2021

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Hi @Sheika80 

 

Look in your options bar and see if you have a preset size of 100 x 100 or a 1:1 ratio. Reset the tool by right-clicking it in the options bar (not Tools panel, then choose Reset tool.

 

~ Jane

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