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Masking with free draw bezier - glitches into rotation when masking

New Here ,
Jan 29, 2020 Jan 29, 2020

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I have been trying my hand at tracked masking with the free draw bezier tool.

When drawing the mask, I will place my first point but when I go to draw my second (close to the first), I click and the mouse icon changes into the rotate icon for a split second and rotates my entire mask path. Therefore if I am doing a particularly intricate mask needing lots of points close to eachother, this becomes an absolutele nightmare when the mask glitches and rotates! 

 

Has anyone experienced this? I can't find this problem mentioned anywhere else and it's a real barrier when masking.

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Adobe Community Professional , Jan 29, 2020 Jan 29, 2020
This is where you should try using the zoom level drop-down at the lower left of the Program Monitor. If you are doing an intricate mask then zoom in closer. Secondly, you can add a point firther away from where you want it to be (to avoid rotation tool appearing) and then immediately click on that new point and move it to where you want it. Then continue creating your next point etc.

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Jan 29, 2020 Jan 29, 2020

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This is where you should try using the zoom level drop-down at the lower left of the Program Monitor. If you are doing an intricate mask then zoom in closer.

Secondly, you can add a point firther away from where you want it to be (to avoid rotation tool appearing) and then immediately click on that new point and move it to where you want it. Then continue creating your next point etc.

 

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New Here ,
Jan 30, 2020 Jan 30, 2020

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Hi, thanks for your response.

I do zoom in, almost as much as possible, when doing these mask. The rotation still happens. 

I also have done your second suggestion, which gets tiresome to have to repeatedly readjust every new point. 

This just doesn't seem to happen when I watch anyone else's tutorials 😞 

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Apr 27, 2021 Apr 27, 2021

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Hey, I have the same issue. People in tutorials don't seem to have it so I wonder if there is a setting or something to turn it off. So far haven't found anything and it's really annoying to edit that way.

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New Here ,
Aug 29, 2021 Aug 29, 2021

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Hey have you found the solution yet? I am masking a very small object its very annoying..

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 09, 2021 Sep 09, 2021

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I'm having a nightmare where it always defaults to rotate when I want to just move a mask point. Again, I'm zoomed in really close. I've seen this causing problems for people on multiple forums but no solution to just 'turn off auto rotate' or something.

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New Here ,
Oct 21, 2021 Oct 21, 2021

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PLEASE ADOBE!!!! I can't think of a simpler coding fix. Just TURN OFF the AUTO switch to rotate on the "Free-auto Bezier Tool" on the next update and let us make detailed clean masks. As someone else said, it truly is the bane of our existence. The mask tool is so powerful and if you feel the need to keep this switch to rotate thing - then perhaps just assign it another key like shift-control or something. Would be a game changer and probably even increase sales!

 

 

 

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