Highlighted

Direct Selection Tool no longer edits shape in Photoshop 2021?

Community Beginner ,
Oct 26, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hi,

Wondering if anyone else has this issue but since updating to Photoshop 2021 whenever I create a shape such as a rectangle using the rectangle tool and then use the direct selection tool to select a few corners (using shift), whenever I then use the cursor keys, rather than change the shape of the rectangle it just moves the entire shape on the canvas. 

 

Does anyone else have this issue or have I got a setting messed up somewhere?

 

Many thanks,

Rob.

TOPICS
Bug, How to, Mac, Problem or error

Views

922

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more

Direct Selection Tool no longer edits shape in Photoshop 2021?

Community Beginner ,
Oct 26, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hi,

Wondering if anyone else has this issue but since updating to Photoshop 2021 whenever I create a shape such as a rectangle using the rectangle tool and then use the direct selection tool to select a few corners (using shift), whenever I then use the cursor keys, rather than change the shape of the rectangle it just moves the entire shape on the canvas. 

 

Does anyone else have this issue or have I got a setting messed up somewhere?

 

Many thanks,

Rob.

TOPICS
Bug, How to, Mac, Problem or error

Views

923

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Oct 26, 2020 14
Community Beginner ,
Oct 26, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Yes I have exaclty the same thing! 2021 update breaks this I think.

------ was making the same post: ----

why can't I drag points anymore? this update kinda breaks my way of working. When I make a square shape I can't move two points in the same direction. The whole square moves with it 😞 If I wanted that i would use the move tool. Does anyone know where I can find this setting? (I hope 2021 has a setting)

 

Please help us with this irritating bug! 😞

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Oct 26, 2020 2
Community Beginner ,
Oct 26, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Every year the same with the version updates... :') Tiny little bugss.. have to wait a few months until you update!

I go back to 2020

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Oct 26, 2020 2
Community Beginner ,
Oct 26, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Glad I'm not going crazy...spent the last 45 minutes trying to find a setting somewhere to re-enable editing of live shapes using the direct selection tool. Only when I watched the embedded Photoshop 'help' video that I realised that it must be a bug. I use this function constantly as well so don't want to wait for bug fixes, I might try rolling back to version 21.2.4 to see if that helps. 


Screenshot 2020-10-26 at 15.43.55.png

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Oct 26, 2020 0
Community Beginner ,
Oct 26, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Same here! Search the web for quite some time. Then thought I was confused and it was my problem.. Then back to the web.. finding this post made me happy haha. (im not crazy!) Back to v21.2.4 it is 🙂

JJV5FCA_0-1603742091223.png

I have them both installed, this way I can check when the bug is fixed 

 

Hope adobe will release a solution fast! The new features are fun to play with.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Oct 26, 2020 1
New Here ,
Oct 26, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I was embarrassed by the same problem.
I hope it's fixed soon.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Oct 26, 2020 1
Community Beginner ,
Oct 27, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Yes, I think this is issue in new version of PS. I had the same problem.

Additionaly, there is also problem with rounding corners.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Oct 27, 2020 1
Community Beginner ,
Oct 27, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

This is how it looks – https://youtu.be/7Py-W7xS0Uo

Photoshop 22.0.0 issue - Direct Selection Tool not working properly. With selected corners and holding shift, whole object is moving, not the selected paths.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Oct 27, 2020 1
Community Beginner ,
Oct 27, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Exactly! Same here

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Oct 27, 2020 0
Explorer ,
Oct 27, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I have the same problem, I found if I select one point and move it out of position, then it works as per normal. It's almost as if the all the points are selected by default (although none of the points are coloured solid) and you just have to 'slap it' to wake it up into normal. Certainly feels like an 'unexpected feature'.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Oct 27, 2020 0
Community Beginner ,
Oct 27, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Would moving the one point out of position and then back again not change it to a regular path rather than live shape though? The issue I have is with editing live shapes using the direct selection tool.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Oct 27, 2020 0
Explorer ,
Oct 27, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Sadly yes, sounds like your nuked until one of the next few updates. I don't use live shapes so my workaround works for me.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Oct 27, 2020 0
New Here ,
Oct 27, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Same problem as mine... 

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Oct 27, 2020 0
New Here ,
Nov 05, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

same

 

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Nov 05, 2020 0