can't figure out the line tool on PS 22.1

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I've been using Photoshop for over 12 years, so imagine my surprise when, first I couldn't find my line tool after downloading this new version, and once I did, the lines I draw disappear when I click return.  I've tried changing the color for both outline and stroke (this is new to PS, and it reminds me of Illustrator, which I don't use because I hate it.  Can someone please advise?  I feel like a real dummy here!

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can't figure out the line tool on PS 22.1

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I've been using Photoshop for over 12 years, so imagine my surprise when, first I couldn't find my line tool after downloading this new version, and once I did, the lines I draw disappear when I click return.  I've tried changing the color for both outline and stroke (this is new to PS, and it reminds me of Illustrator, which I don't use because I hate it.  Can someone please advise?  I feel like a real dummy here!

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Jenny

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Yes Adobe broke the line tool its more a vector tool like in illustrator now. It can create a line path that can be stroked.  It can not draw a pixel line or create line shaped layer for it can not create a four point line shape path. Even when you add arrow heads the two line that connect the arrow heads together are congruent there is no inside area to fill with pixels for a shape layer.  You can create arrowhead shape layers. 

 

You can draw pixels lines with the Brush tool. However, there is not preview like the line tool had.  Click and Shift Click  with the brush tool. Sorry you can not add arrowheads with the brush tool.  Use the line tool to add arrowheads to lines. Arrowheads will not be relative to line weight that has been removed.

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Thanks, and YIKES. How does one create a simple line?  Adobe, this is a mistake and I hope you'll fix it.

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I just tried creating a simple line after a month or so and I almost lost my mind after at least 20 tries. I guess we can always create a 1px wide rectangle to do the job 🙂

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Adobe made the line tool work like so it's more in line with every other application except Photoshop, and there have been lots of complaints. Here's how it works now: set the alignment to center or outside and change the stroke width and color.

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/line-tool.html

 

You can add your comments to the feedback forum, where the product team has already said they are looking for ways to restore the functionality.

https://feedback.photoshop.com/conversations/photoshop/photoshop-220-where-is-line-weightwidth-and-p...

 

~ Jane

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Thanks... I finaly found what was the problem. When I checked the Stroke alignment setting in the stroke dropdown menu it was set to center and had a checkmark beside it, but when I opened More options... there it said the stroke alignment was set to inside, so I changed it there to center and now it works. It was a bug.

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That will point the Arrow head right but there will be no line. If you stroke the paths  or outside the path there will be a line but the arrow heads will point past the target.  Adobe needs to address the line tool problem.

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You're welcome, and I'm glad it's working for you now. 😊

~ Jane

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