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566 Points

Wed, Oct 21, 2020 1:38 PM

Acknowledged

Photoshop 22.0: Where is Line Weight/Width and Pixels options?

I'm having trouble using the Line Tool in PS 22.0.0. 

How do I set the width/weight of the line? In PS 21 there was a "Weight" option along the top bar, but I don't see that anymore. Am I missing it? Or did it move? 

This might be a separate issue, but the lines I'm drawing are not showing up. I have a fill color and stroke color selected, but when I make a line, I don't see it. I just see a blue outline of where it is... the same that might happen if I made a "path" instead of a "shape." 

I just need to make a line with a width/weight of 20px.

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272 Points

2 months ago

Why is this thread labeled to have "official solution"?

There is no working solution. Solution would be to test updates before releasing. And stop inventing the wheel again, line tool was just fine as it was.

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The label I see is "Acknowledged".

And I agree there is no working solution whatsoever (at least for what I used it for: to create a path with a fixed width).

I'm back to PS CC 2019 for now.

Pixel pusher

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272 Points

Ah you are right! Though if you return to forum page it shows in blue "official solution" which caught my eye and nerves :) Underneath it reads also acknowledged... :)

I would be back to 2019 as well but I don't know how to get such old versio. All my CC shows in old versions is 2020 :(

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158 Points

2 months ago

It's impossible for it to have escaped your notice that your removal of the pixel line tool has been met with pretty much unanimous fury. Yet your community forum still shows this ridiculous change as "Solved". It isn't solved. What you propose is a cumbersome, long-winded and totally non-interactive work-around.

While I can see utility in the new tool, it's not a replacement for the the old one. My car has a retractable roof. On those rare days in the UK when the sun shows its face, I find considerable pleasure in being able to lower it. At no point did the manufacturers decide to do away with the roof because there's an occasional advantage for it not to be there.

The CC community pays a lot of money for what used to be the most complete, professional toolkit. We will continue to do so, and do it happily, if you respond by listening to our wishes rather than impose your own opinions on what facilities you decide to grant to us. You're alienating your customers at a rate that should alarm you, and your users are using your community forum to discuss the best offerings from your competitors.

Your market-leading position is a fragile thing. Wake up to the importance of listening to your customers before it's too late.

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Replace the line tool functionality!

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1.8K Points

In addition to the 'pixel' option: what's also missing now, is a tool to quickly draw a line PATH of specific width in any direction.

Unless I'm missing something the only 'workarounds' are to use a 'shape' (one shape for every line, which very quickly fills the layers panel) or the rectangle tool (where I can only specify height if I also specify width), then transform.

Which makes the only realistic workaround: Use PS CC 2019 until this is fixed.

Pixel pusher

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102 Points

Not to mention you can no longer stroke a bezier curved line!

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84 Points

2 months ago

I am not a pro but I want to use arrows to annotate.

For me the simplest is to use Powerpoint  This program has objects including arrows yo =can readily format with line types, colors and widths.  I make a few of each type I want .  Copy and paste and edit the new layer as usual.

Kludgey as this is it works and it is fast. 

All in all, losing arrows to get Neural filters that don't work as not an improvement for me.

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled How to draw arrows in photoshop now

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214 Points

Open the Shapes window, click on the three lines. There is an option for "legacy shapes and more" that allows you to get arrows back in shapes. Is that what you need?

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84 Points

Thanks. 

Someone showed me that on a digital photography board and I tried it.

1) I do not like the arrows

2) Copying from Powerpoint produces arrows I like better with aboiut the same time and effort as the legacy shapes.

I have moved on and will use my method until Adobe figures out how to sabotage that.

Lesson to learn, no point in learning complex Photoshop procedures,  new releases will undo them. 

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70 Points

2 months ago

Please restore the "pixel mode" in the Line Tool.  I can not be the only one who desperately misses it.  I am having to use and older version of the app.  That just doesn't seem fair.

thank you

tim whitt

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Line Tool pixel mode

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272 Points

2 months ago

How can I get old versions of Photoshop? My CC only shows these newish broken versions. Accidentally updated and this newest version is total garbage in many regards. Totally interrupts my working habits. Dear Adobe I hate your random update decisions. Hours of wasted work.

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278 Points

@drk under the apps tab in CC, click the three dots and hit "other versions" to install the previous version of photoshop.  I would turn off automatic updates too if you value your sanity...

Waiting for Adobe to recognize artists and designers use Photoshop, and not just Photographers.

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222 Points

I found it in 'other versions' in the Creative Cloud app- hope that helps!

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466 Points

@drk 

Open your Creative Cloud app > Click Apps in the upper left > select All apps in the list

Select the 3 dots on the far right of the app you want to manage > select Other Versions

It should have the most recent version listed there. Click install.

If you want an even older version, click View More at the bottom of that window.

Good luck!

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272 Points

Thanks a lot! I'll stick to some old version for good. I made a mistake and updated during a big work project. 

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272 Points

Why is my older versions list limited only to these broken versions? Where can I get even older version which I could use to make some real work? 

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there are older versions there as well

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272 Points

2 months ago

F**king up the line tool made me finally register here. Ruining the free transform defaults was close. General bloating and startup times dont help either. Even with fast m2 ssds and 100000 times the computing power of moonflights newest versions are laggy and a bit unstable. 

In the least fix the line tool and free transform aspect ratio mistakes...

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272 Points

2 months ago

Hey Adobe people while you have removed working tools why have you also removed the ability to install working old versions? Are you trying to get rid of customers? Please if you break tools let us still install old proved usable versions.  Here's a screencap from my CC app, oldest version I could get still has the messed up free transform aspect which also ruins my work and muscle memory.

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134 Points

I called adobe - they have to manually re install 2019 for you.

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278 Points

@drk Just a heads up that there is a checkbox in the general preferences menu that allows you to use "Legacy transform" options and will keep the transform option as it was.  Unless I'm missing something and they removed that checkbox from future versions?

Waiting for Adobe to recognize artists and designers use Photoshop, and not just Photographers.

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272 Points

2 months ago

summary of my feelings: fuck you adobe

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70 Points

2 months ago

Please reinstate the pixel option for the line tool - you've completely screwed up my workflow.

Thanks

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Line Tool - Pixels

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70 Points

2 months ago

Many users are complaining about this totally incomprehensible  change !

Not only are there many times that pixels work better for the line tool but today using it on vector, is not only no longer intuitive, but not even heuristic; it takes ages to figure out the new way to do it, and each time to draw a simple line on a layer takes so much more time.
I have been using photoshop for years and years, and have never complained about updates, even when sometimes it takes time to adjust, but this one is completly innapropirate...

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Line tool, pixel mode needs to be restored.

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2 months ago

Futur Photoshop :

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@Cyrille Poussin  lol for the new PS line redesign debacle, I immediately thought of the Stop Sign Redesign sketch:

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82 Points

2 months ago

waiting...

five weeks.  no fix.

how can you people screw up what was perfectly fine?  adobe does this far too often.  so damned tired of trying to figure out why something doesn't work every time an update occurs.

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312 Points

In 2 weeks we are hitting 2 months. 

We are customers who pay monthly for a product, we should get at least a weekly update on this matter or an estimate delivery date for the final fix. 


I have never complaint about anything and been using photoshop for more than 10 years now, I feel so disappointed on the lack of communication and in how they ruined my entire workflow with this totally unexpected change. This matter needs to be addressed with more than just an “acknowledged” tag. 

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82 Points

2 months ago

adobe's incompetence has grown more than tiresome.  sick of the numerous screw-ups with every update.  who's the QA manager?  fire them.

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272 Points

2 months ago

For the future versions Adobe: why don't you just default all "use legacy" option checkboxes that are already built in?  Make it this way user would have to enable sudden new behaviours...

Imagine if some Windows update suddenly decided to move cursor left if you moved your mouse to right. This is pretty much how disruptive PS updates feel when you have the software in your muscle memory. Feels like shit.

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112 Points

I agree with this.  Having been forced to use the pen version of the line tool, I've found ways to adjust my workflow to make it work (Like, do all of the lines at once, making 298 layers, then disabling the bottom layer and "merge visible" all of the drawing, which kills 297 layers and gives me my one line layer.  It's totally roundabout, and means I have to do all the LINES at once, instead of doing PARTS of my pictures, but it works. 

If I had the option to incorporate this slowly, I wouldn't have been so upset, but all of the tools are defaulting to pen mode (Including the square tool, though I CAN set squares back to pixels) Which means I have yet another tool that I have to "set up" before I use (I use the ruler tool all the time, but it defaults to the eye dropper, so every time I use the ruler tool, I have to first click the switch on the eye dropper) 

Right now I'm exceptionally mad at Adobe. I'm stuck in the "Creative Cloud needs to be reinstalled" loop and have been since July.  At the moment, I have to log in every time I use an Adobe app and if I walk away from my computer, Cloud can't find my authorization and closes my work.  So Adobe is already on my list. 

I applaud the company for making improvements, but Illustrator is for pen work... I use Photoshop for quick markup. I don't NEED pen tools there.  That's what I use Illustrator for.   ANYTHING that slows the process down for quick markup makes Photoshop less and less attractive for me.  I now have four or five "workarounds" to stop Photoshop from acting like Illustrator...

If you are going to merge them into the same program (Which would be okay), PLEASE have two different "modes" so those of us who live in the world of Raster can STAY there and not have to disable Vector tools every time we want to work in raster. 

And really, I STILL have the "rotate bug" (Where you click next to the rotate handles on an object and it scales instead of rotating, if you click it again it will rotate, but first you must scale, hit undo then do it again) and I've had that bug since CS6... and that STILL hasn't been fixed... 

I'd love it if the Photoshop team would spend their time repairing these little glitches that have been in the program SO LONG that I have a muscle memory workflow to go around them.

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2 months ago

Yet another voice of someone who has wasted half a day trying to figure out why my lines are now invisible by default.

*Because of course, when we use a line tool, I'm sure I speak for everyone, we expect to see an invisible line between two points. (*sarcasm) hint: we expect to see a line, I know... crazy, right?

I've used Photoshop for over 15 years, and have always encouraged others to use and update for the newest features, even when it's been frustrating when often used features/tools and even software have been removed or changed, (I was a Macromedia Fireworks user, bought out by Adobe and subsequently destroyed... don't get me started.) Even after being forced into CC subscriptions I encouraged Adobe use and touted the positives.

This change seems completely arbitrary and needs to be reversed ASAP!