Turn off automatic stroke to shapes?

Explorer ,
Apr 12, 2021 Apr 12, 2021

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Hi there,

 

For some reason my Photoshop has reset all it's presets and lost all my settings. 

 

Now, when I draw a shape, it adds an annoying black stroke to it. 

 

Is there a way to remove this stroke setting so shapes don't have a stroke by default?

 

Thanks

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Adobe Community Professional , Apr 12, 2021 Apr 12, 2021

Photoshop shapes remeber their last used settings, but you need to select the shape tool and set stroke and fill before you create your shape.  If you do this, then those settings will remain the next time you open Photoshop.

 

If you create a shape and change the fill and stroke afterwards, then Photoshop will not remember the changed settings.

 

Does that make sense?  Give it a try.

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Apr 12, 2021 Apr 12, 2021

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Photoshop shapes remeber their last used settings, but you need to select the shape tool and set stroke and fill before you create your shape.  If you do this, then those settings will remain the next time you open Photoshop.

 

If you create a shape and change the fill and stroke afterwards, then Photoshop will not remember the changed settings.

 

Does that make sense?  Give it a try.

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Explorer ,
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Thanks for the reply.

 

This is not happening. If I draw a shape, set the stroke to none, select another tool then go back to the shape tool the stroke is back to 1px

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Jul 10, 2022 Jul 10, 2022

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@toolman123 your response to Trevor seems to be what he was saying not to do. You mentioned drawing a shape first then setting the stroke. You don't want to do that. You need to make sure you're not on a shape layer, then set your stroke and other setting, then draw your shape. Is that what you did?

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 09, 2022 Jul 09, 2022

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This is wrong, PS DOES NOT REMEMBER THE LAST SETTING FOR STROKE.  Tell me how to default stroke to OFF! 

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Jul 09, 2022 Jul 09, 2022

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Hi @RC Ducantlin, Here's what happens for me (Windows 10 Pro v21H2; Photoshop 23.4.1 Release):

 

If I apply a fill and stoke to a shape, and then draw a second shape, it will retain the settings of the first. However, if I change the fill and stroke settings of the second shape after I draw it, and then draw a third shape, the third will not retain the settings of the second shape. Fill and stroke revert to the settings of the first shape. I don't know if that is what you are experiencing or not. If you can demonstrate by video, that would help.

 

You can create a new tool preset from the Shapes toolbar if you want to keep the same settings. You can make as many presets as you want and apply them accordingly. Hope that helps.

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 10, 2022 Jul 10, 2022

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So... a word salad response.  The answer is: You connect expect PS to correctly save settings and you cannot default Stroke to off. 

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