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782 Points

Thu, Mar 31, 2011 6:09 AM

Implemented

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Photoshop: Please let us change the Pen tool path size and color

Sometimes the whole "shades of grey" thing just doesn't cut it, and becomes very hard to follow.

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1 Message

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82 Points

8 years ago

In Photoshop CS6, you should be able to change the color and width of the pen tool, because it is so hard to see the path line when making clipping paths around a light gray object.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Changing color of the path.

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82 Points

8 years ago

Ok, I understand the blending modes issue. But that's still assuming the path should be grey. If the user was allowed to set the color of the path to any HSL value, the blending mode wouldn't be as much of a barrier. If I could set my path color to 100% black, I'm guessing it would be much more visible.

107 Messages

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2.7K Points

8 years ago

I can't believe there was so little improvement on the Pen tool and Paths panel with the JDI initiative in CS6. It has been almost a decade since I have seen any change with the Pen tool. I have been asking for Path improvements with every Beta testing session.

I have figured out dozens of work arounds but it is frustrating and time consuming. For example, i have been making Vector masks so i can see what i am doing, and so i can organize all my paths into folders, and transform them together, etc...

I should be able to do that stuff in the Paths Panel.

Additionally, when you have so many paths that you can't expand your paths panel anymore, and you click on a path, it is very hard to de-activiate it (there is nowhere to click off the path).

Please please please Adobe... realize that nearly every professional retoucher (especially car retouchers) will create a path before using some of the selections tools. The pen tool needs to grow up!

14 Messages

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218 Points

8 years ago

I use the pen tool a lot and this is a great feature request!

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72 Points

8 years ago

I am sure this is not a new idea and may have been requested in the past and it has to do with the Pen Tool. I have been using Photoshop for years and currently and using CS6 Extended and just love the program and the only gripe, if you will, I have is with the line/path that the Pen Tool creates when used. It has become increasingly difficult to see this line/path as it has become so very fine and almost blends in with the colors I am trying to work around. I would love to see the ability to either change the color of the line/path being created or the ability to increase the size of the line/path. The size of the Pen Tool cursor is and never has been an issue but the line/path is. On the newer high resolution screens, such as the Retina Displays, this problem seems to be even more pronounced. Do not know how difficult it would be to make something like this happen but I would really like to see you folks at Adobe look into it and I am sure that many others besides myself would be extremely happy. Thanks

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Pen Tool Line/Path Needs To Be Adjustable In Size/Color.

2 Messages

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110 Points

6 years ago

I came looking for a way to change the path color also. I take product pictures and sometimes it's very difficult to see where the path line is in order to adjust a curve especially. Seems it would be a simple thing to be able to choose the (path) pen tool, right click (as it brush, clone or many other tools) and instead of a size or shape option, choose a different color. Problem solved.

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60 Points

6 years ago

I can't believe why they don't give you choice to change the path color in PS. So close to be the perfect software. What a pity.

45 Messages

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780 Points

6 years ago

Please Adobe, the sooner the better.

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60 Points

6 years ago

I use Photoshop almost every day and not having control over the color of the pen tool path is a source of constant frustration. I'm slowed down because so often they grey color become invisible over the color of the thing I'm traciing.

With every new version that comes out, this is the thing I most hope they've fixed and I'm always, always, always disappointed.

1 Message

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100 Points

6 years ago

4 years and no solution for paying professional users besides clumsy workarounds!
maybe professionals should start donating "licencing fees" to opensource projects..
more competition will probably be a healty thing here.

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60 Points

6 years ago

This isn't a solution as such but might help. Add a black layer below the target image and set the image opacity to around 30% to make it darker or however else you want to do it. Then it's easier to see the light-coloured path. To speed things up set it as an action

1 Message

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60 Points

6 years ago

I have tried to switch off the graphic card acceleration, and the paths are just same as in older Photoshops: Here is the printscreen of paths in 3 different preferences modes (sorry, I have the Czech version of Photoshop, I don't know the correct english expressions in preferences)

14 Messages

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214 Points

6 years ago

Perhaps a work-around would be to copy the layer on which you need to create a path and using the levels or curves tool, crank the contrast or color so the subject has tonal separation from the back ground. Make the path, then delete the layer. A problem I can think of would be the subject may smear into the background making a precise selection difficult.

Let us know if this works.

JimK

4 Messages

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102 Points

5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop pen-tool path visibility modification.

Create a Photoshop pen-tool path visibilty modification (visible path for outlining) that can be adjusted in thickness and color. This is needed because the new HiDPI monitors display the path in a manner way too thin and faint to be easily seen.

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200 Points

5 years ago

Has anything changed in the four years since this was first pointed out? It is close to impossible to see the thin path on a 50% neutral gray object. Can you see the curved partial clipping path around the top edge of this diamond? Neither can I.