DJ

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Wed, Mar 10, 2021 10:43 AM

Photoshop 22.3.0: Pen Tool Not Working as it should

I have just updated Photoshop to v22.3 (10 March 2021). When I try to use the Pen Tool it puts the nodes in but doesn't create a linking line. I have closed everything and re-started my PC but the error still there. I've been trying to find a way to report this to Adobe but this is the only feedback area I can find. I have been using Photoshop for over 20 years and using the Pen Tool all that time. I need to complete a job but I'm now stuck as I need this tool.

Can I uninstall this update?

Anyone else having this problem?

Do Adobe monitor this feed?

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3 m ago

Hi,

 

We're happy to announce the release of Photoshop 22.4 which should include the fix for this issue. To update Photoshop to the latest version, you can check: https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/help/creative-cloud-updates.html

 

For information on other issues fixed with this update, please check: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/fixed-issues.html

 

Regards,

Nikunj

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668 Points

5 m ago

Same here. Just points instead of path. When I quit and open same document, same thing. Just downgrading to 22.2.

You can downgrade in the Creative Cloud app go to All Apps, Photoshop and then the 3 dots on the right.

To anyone tempted to try 22.3 - DO NOT upgrade on production machine as the pen tool stops working 😂

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5 m ago

I can confirm a Pen Tool misbehaviour after the first Path (Photoshop 22.3.0 on MacOS 10.15.7). 

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5 m ago

Do Adobe monitor this feed?

Yes, this page is officially being monitored. 

I think with a bugs like this one there is a decent chance that it might be addressed within one or two dot-releases (which might mean some weeks or months), but there are no guarantees. 

I need to complete a job but I'm now stuck as I need this tool.

You can roll back as sam2586 mentioned. 

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5 m ago

Possible Workaround: Create the Path before using the Pen Tool. 

Edit: Sorry, I cannot reproduce this workaround reliably anymore, may have been a fluke or an error on my side. 

Edit 2: The existence of a Work Path seems to make the difference when working on regular Paths. 

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90 Points

5 m ago

just installed new OSx and Photoshop update, continued job where path is required and now when i start new path it just makes 1 point, when i click next point it doesn't connect both points but makes new path with every click instead of connecting all point making a path, which is obvious a bug. Also happens when i want to continue or add to existing paths. Checked it many times, restarted both software and hardware still is there. When i switch from path to shape mode it works fine, that delete  shape because i need path and back to path mode it suddenly works ok again until i want to start new path. Please fix this asap i have work to do. 

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled path tool bug after upgrades Mac OSX and Photoshop

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64 Points

5 m ago

Having the same issue. You need a 'work path' before the pen tool works as intended on other paths.

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5 m ago

Yes, this is a HUGE issue for those of us who depend on making dozens, if not hundreds of paths per day. 

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5 m ago

Just updated my photoshop to v22.3 and started using the path tool.

Noticed that if i renamed the path layer from its original name ”work path” (Arbetsbana in my Swedish version) to lets say 1 or 2 the path points i made after would no longer connect. If i rename the layer back to Work path/Arbetsbana the points will be able to connect normally again .

Is this a known bug?

Edit: Reverted back to 22.2. Problem does not exist in 22.2

Windows 10 pro v2004

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Photoshop 22.3 path rename bug

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60 Points

5 m ago

I'm experiencing the same problem with photoshop after the update to 22.3 version.

I'm working on windows.

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184 Points

5 m ago

Im having this problem to on Windows 10 pro v2004

Went back to 22.2. no problem there.

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62 Points

5 m ago

Same issue here on a Mac, I went back to 22.2

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90 Points

5 m ago

Same issue here. 

How can stuff like this not get spotted in pre-release? It's not like creating paths is a rare requirement.

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130 Points

5 m ago

I'm having the same issue and will go back to 22.2 until there's a fix.

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5 m ago

Good grief.  Another PS update and another fundamental bug with one of the oldest and most important tools.

Bug - when a new path is created and the user begins to draw a path, the path points are being created as single points and not a connected path.  If a workpath is used then the tool behaves as expected.

I'll say it yet again... Adobe stop breaking things.  Again, many people use this software (and pay a lot for it) to make a living like me.  Stop breaking tools that aren't broken.  If you change something then really make sure it works before releasing it.  

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled PS 2021 - Path bug - pen tool creates single points instead of connected path..