PHOTOSHOP 2021 - "LINE" TOOL ---> HOW DO YOU GET THE LINE TO SAVE

Oct 29, 2020

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Hello, PS Wizzards.

I just had my PS updated to the 2021 version and using the "shapes" function is somewhat different. I use PS to modify ".tifs" and use the "line" tool quite a bit. Before, you just drew a line and it remained in place after clicking somewhere else in the image. NOW, you draw the line (2 points show; start & end), but no matter what I do, it doesn't remain on the image. What am I doing wrong and why is PS 2021, so different? Can anyone help?

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PHOTOSHOP 2021 - "LINE" TOOL ---> HOW DO YOU GET THE LINE TO SAVE

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Hello, PS Wizzards.

I just had my PS updated to the 2021 version and using the "shapes" function is somewhat different. I use PS to modify ".tifs" and use the "line" tool quite a bit. Before, you just drew a line and it remained in place after clicking somewhere else in the image. NOW, you draw the line (2 points show; start & end), but no matter what I do, it doesn't remain on the image. What am I doing wrong and why is PS 2021, so different? Can anyone help?

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Adobe change the Line tool in 2021. Removed the Pixels option and made the Path and Shape options of limit use. Closed line path can no longer be dragged out. Adobe removed Line weight 1 to 100px wide.  Only a line path can be dragged out. If you add Arrowhead(s)  There will be a close path. However the closed line path will have 0 width. So Line Selection, shape and mask are no longer possible to be made with the line tool. You can stroke the line tools closed path inside, or along. or outside the path.  If you stroke inside the Arrowhead(s) will be pointed the line path will not be stroked for a 0 width line has not inside.  If you stroke along or outside the path. The shape of the arrowhead(s) depends on the stroke options and will extent past the line end points you dragged out.  The line path will be strokes with a 1x or 2x width line stroke.

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Thanks for the reply, JJMack! I saw all the details you pointed out, but my issue is how to make the line I draw stick to the position I draw it. If I hit enter, the line disappears. Take care.

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You can use the line tool in shape or path mode. And stroke line path by some number of pixels. In shape mode it will be a shape layer over your image layers  with strokes. if tool mode to combine path you can add additional lines. In Path mode should be  able to create the line path you want then click the shape button to make a shape layer that you can stroke the line paths.  If very convenient.  Adobe mess up the line tool IMO.

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Thanks for the recommendations, JJMacK!

I've already done what you recommended, but when I change the image to "bitmap" the line disappears. Go figure!

YES, I agree, ADOBE totally screwed-up the "line tool." Take care, JJMack! MGM
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I would like the "raster line" back too.... This is so stupid

If i want to use vector lines, i use illustrator!

I need to downgrade to the previous Photoshop to be efficient.

 

It makes no sense 

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Getting rid of the pixel line tool makes me want to stay on Photoshop 2020. I also need it to be efficient under tight deadlines. I'm honestly pretty upset by this since it was a basic tool that I use ALL OF THE TIME. 

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I am so frustrated because of this change. What was the point of this, Adobe?! I am thoroughly disappointed at this unnecessarily difficult-to-navigate change

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New Photoshop make me a headache with unuseless new features and changes with no meaning. I'm very disappointed. 

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Hi @MXMGM34 

Please see Adobe's official response and leave comment for the product developers here:

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

 

@Mark.Dahm from Adobe says, "We are looking into ways to restore the functionality lost with the new line tool."

 

~ Jane

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It does not look good over there Adobe seems to want to you to stroke outside or along the path to get a line that throws the Arrowheads off target.

 

Adobe writes that they are thinking about 4 point lines. What is there to think about 4 point line have worked for decades. There were(are) some users that want a line tool more like AI or indesign, or  other Adobe Application. And they most like still do for what Adobe did to the Line tool surly is not what they want.   

 

The change line tool broke many user work flows, cost the time and money and now Adobe is looking into ways to restore the functionality lost.  I suggest they look at the prior version of Photoshop.  

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agree, agree, agree. I'm going back to 2020 (even though this year has sucked). I'm wasting time trying to draw a simple line. 

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