Option (Alt) + Click while using the pen tool has become extremely intermittent.

Explorer ,
Apr 01, 2020 Apr 01, 2020

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My normal workflow while pathing is:

 

  1. Click to drop a point
  2. Click and hold to drop a second point and drag the pen to adjust the path to the required curve
  3. Without releasing the previous click hold down the option key to split the directional points and pre-ajust the path for the next anchor point.

 

As of version 21 (Currently have version 21.1.1 installed) step 3 has become extremely intermittent, about 1 in 5 times the option key press is not registered and the points are not split but the entire previous path is adusted instead. I thought it may be my keyboard going so I tried another and still no luck. I have reset the tool and also reset Photoshop preferences but still no luck.

 

Is anyone else seeing this problem?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 01, 2020 Apr 01, 2020

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I can’t reproduce the issue (21.1 on macOS 10.15.3). 

 

What is your OS version? 

Do you work with mouse or tablet? 

And to rule out mechanic issues have you tried the other alt-key? 

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LEGEND ,
Apr 01, 2020 Apr 01, 2020

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Sound like you are using Window WinTab Pen support API.

 

Here is what I see using Photoshop's Polygonal Lasso tool with my Wacom pen with the bottom pen button set to Alt+Right Click when I randomly move the pen and randomly tap the bottom button.

 

Adobe Broke Photoshop WinTab support in update 21.1.0 and did not fit WinTab support in update 21.1.1. If you are on Windows and use Photoshop version 21.1.x user Windows INK api.

 

With 21.1.1 sometime the buttom seem to act only as Right Click not Alt+Right Click the Brush tip dialog will  open the size and hardness of the  brush tip will not change via dragging.  This also happens with WinTab support in CC 2019.  So I can not state its a Adobe or Wacom issue. IMO the issue could be in Adobe or  Wacom or both developers source code.

 

 

 

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Adobe Broke Photoshop WinTab support in update 21.1.0 and did not fit WinTab support in update 21.1.1. If you are on Windows and use Photoshop version 21.1.x user Windows INK api.

 

 

 

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May 16, 2021 May 16, 2021

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