ulrik_groth_andersen's profile

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1.2K Points

Mon, May 21, 2012 9:47 AM

Photoshop CS6: Move tool targeting imprecise

Move Tool annoyance in Photoshop CS6.
I use the move tool alot in my work, with high fidelity mockups for interface design. I rely on precision and predictability in my workflow. In Photoshop CS6 with the move tool set to auto-select layer, i would suspect the move tool to select the excact element im targeting at which it doesn't. it automatically selects nearby elements, which is a HUGE annoyance and disturbance. It ruins the workflow, and it's unpredicable.

Is there at least an option to remove this behaviour and just make it precise as in previous versions of photoshop?

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22 Messages

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1.2K Points

8 y ago

Any news on this issue? :)

6 Messages

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106 Points

8 y ago

Jeffrey or Chris,

could you please disclose at least the rough estimate when this issue will be fixed and why it takes so long?

The community is waiting!

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182 Points

8 y ago

So after 8 months I still absolutely hate this feature and I actually feel angry when I see 'new' Photoshop features released when this hasn't been fixed.

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62 Points

8 y ago

I'm a UI designer so for me it is also absolutely annoying bug. It is difficult to understand why it is such a problem to fix it, or just put checkbox (somewhere) to turn that "feature" on/off. Adobe, please make PSCS6 not worse than the previous version, it is a tool for professionals but CS6 reduced our productivity in this place. Of course I can still use the previous version, but how long should we wait (and why we bought CS6)? I'm not sure about moving to CC version in the future. :(

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124 Points

8 y ago

It seems very illogical why you wouldn't give the end user a way off turning this "feature" off. Extremely annoying when designing UI's or any other documents where tight spacing is required.
Another example of a big company failing to respond to user feedback.

Another criticism, why don't your software teams share code. Some of the features in Fireworks, such as convert marquee to path, are far superior to their equivalent in Photoshop.

9 Messages

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208 Points

8 y ago

This issue is a huge pain for UI work. Not sure why such an issue would take over a year to address.

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70 Points

8 y ago

http://www.bohemiancoding.com/sketch/
- I've switched for UI work.

And Macaw isn't far off release I hear.
http://macaw.co/

Photoshop wont last as the tool of choice for web designers - they don't listen to us, and they're a bloated company that has to charge high prices to survive.

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162 Points

8 y ago

just want to chime in to hopefully encourage the PS team to hurry the #@% up. this bug sucks; what a disaster "upgrading" to CS6 has been. In my experience it's the buggiest PS (or rather PoS) upgrade yet.

It's definitely not just auto-slect. I right click with the move tool all the time to quickly select layers visually instead of scrolling up and down a layers palette full of 100s of layers. Oh, how useful! You're showing me 25 other nearby layers! Joy!

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118 Points

8 y ago

waiting sooo long.

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1.2K Points

8 y ago

11⁄2 years waiting for nothing... Now my company has upgraded to CC. Problem fixed, BUT now the "Zoom when sliding mouse from side to side" is the new issue. Cant seem to switch it off. Again this is an introduction of a new behaviour that has been working fine in many generations that is now changed without possibility to switch off.

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64 Points

8 y ago

C'mon Adobe, still no fix? This issue lowers productivity.

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194 Points

8 y ago

Ulrik

Is the layer you are targeting set to less than 50% opacity? Or is the portion of a 100% opacity layer that you are clicking on have less than 50% opacity?

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340 Points

8 y ago

Chris - just tested 50% vs. other opacities with selection and it doesn't seem to make a difference, unfortunately. The triangular vector layer shown in this screenshot is completely un-selectable at 100% (10px wide). Are there any updates on this issue, Chris/Jeff?

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194 Points

8 y ago

Can you send me that image? Retoucherpro@mac.com

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194 Points

8 y ago

That little piece of vector is set to 50% ... but it should still work. See vid...

However, as I said previously 50% density, layer opacity etc can cause it to select the nearest solid object/pixel.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/r2bhdaa0qve...