Help! Pen tool path lines are no longer blue, hard to see

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Jul 14, 2020 Jul 14, 2020

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Hi, I'm working on photoshop right now and for some reasons my path lines for the pen tool have changed from a very visible blue to a very thin grey line and I can barely see the handles or anchor points. I must have clicked something by accident. Can someone help me change it back? It's really hard working with it like this. Thanks in advance!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 15, 2020 Jul 15, 2020

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Additional path options are available from the Options bar see screenshot below. It seems there is a bug in 21.2.0 Version and options are grayed out at least on Windows machine, please report bug here https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family

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Jul 15, 2020 Jul 15, 2020

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Have you checked in preferences to see if Photoshop is detecting your GPU and that OpenCL is enabled

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Sep 30, 2020 Sep 30, 2020

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I agree it is hard using the gray pen tool. I really like the blue pen tool. What version of Photoshop are you using?

Can you show me the blue pen tool cursor please (what does it look like)?

I am currently using Version 21.1.3, and I have the blue pen tool cursor, but I upgraded to the 21.2 version and I get the gray pen tool. I am not sure why, but what I did is I went back to 21.1.3 (latest version for the blue pen tool), and it works better now, but not sure whether to upgrade to the latest or stay at 21.1.3.

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Sep 30, 2020 Sep 30, 2020

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That's what I did, stay at 21.1.3

Every morning, when I fire up my computer, Creative Cloud informs me Photoshop has an update available, but its always 21.2 😞

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Jan 13, 2021 Jan 13, 2021

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I had the same problem just now, I couldn't make the blue path line for the pen tool, but I was working with a file that I dragged directly from my files to photoshop, and I fixed it by going to File > Open (Ctrl + O) and opened the file that I wanted to work with, and the path lines were blue again.

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Mar 19, 2021 Mar 19, 2021

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Thank you!!! This solution worked for me. I was about to lose my mind with that gray path 😉

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