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Thu, Mar 31, 2011 6:09 AM

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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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124 Points

4 years ago

Six years after this has been requested, and still no suitable upgrade for one of the core tools in Photoshop. Incredibly disappointing.

154 Messages

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2.6K Points

There are so many small usability requests that would immediately help are large portion of PS professional retouchers but so little is done. I honestly cannot recall any big improvement over the last few years - other than incrementally getting the UI slightly back to a more usable state.

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60 Points

4 years ago

Wow amazing,  7 years and still no solution.

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100 Points

4 years ago

I'm not sure if I'm saying the same thing, but my preference is to have the Pen tool default to a line only (no stroke color or fill.  If I'm just outlining a path around the object, I don't need a stroke color.  It's a pain to have to shut off the color to none every time I choose the pen tool.

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35K Points

4 years ago

> but my preference is to have the Pen tool default to a line only (no stroke color or fill.  If I'm just outlining a path around the object, I don't need a stroke color.  It's a pain to have to shut off the color to none every time I choose the pen tool.>

I'm not sure what you're saying exactly, but you don't have to shut off the color (no stroke, no fill), when using the Pen tool. You do know you can select Path from the Options bar? It's a sticky setting, so if you later select Shape, you're back to the Pen tool always trying to draw a shape. But Path only uses the bare path.

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100 Points

4 years ago

Cristen, Thank you. I hadn't seen the choice of shape vs. path.  Not that I know this, it will make my life a lot easier.  You rock.

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35K Points

4 years ago

Glad I could help.

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2.6K Points

4 years ago

Can we just finally say that the move to CC subscription has pretty much brought development and JDI fixes to a halt in PS compared to the pre subscription model. I recall many of us were worried that the CC model would stifle incentive to add new features and fix or improve others - now that certainly seems to be the case.

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I recall many of us were worried that the CC model would stifle incentive to add new features and fix or improve others - now that certainly seems to be the case.
As much as I consider the exclusive Cloud License model a regrettable decision by Adobe I don’t think your observation is quite accurate. 
For example while I do not consider Face-Aware Liquify of great benefit to me personally it looks like some nifty programming. 
https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/whats-new.html

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Quite a lot of new features - that are questionable or useless to many photographers and photo retouchers. And no I do not consider most Adobe "magic" or "smart" or "aware-this" to actually work in for professional demands. Making the path readable with a user defined color stroke (like it was pre CS5) or (my #1 need) adding more grid lines and save and load mesh to warping would really help a lot of retouchers.

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Have you lent your support to the existing Warp-Feature Request thread/s? 
Personally I expect little development there as Illustrator’s Envelope Distort offers a work-around not within Photoshop but within a »sibling«-application. 

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Of course - multiple times. My take on it is adding Bezier curves warping like you are using the path tool and have it inside something like Liquify so you can save and load meshes.
I do not use Illustrator nor do I own (rent) it. If similar features are available in a sibling application - why should it be so difficult to add to PS?

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While something working in one application certainly proves that it is possible to achieve it may not be at all easy to transfer the functionality into another application that has a different code-base (not sure that term is correct here, though). 
And adding or improving or even fixing any feature should mean an expenditure of resources in coding and testing, so I guess there is something like a »natural inertia« to overcome each time. 

I would welcome an improvement of Photoshop’s Warp functionality but I think I understand why it may not happen any time soon ... 

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92 Points

3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Pen tool path options.

This is probably an aged old issue with photoshop.  Is there any plan to have options for the pen path tool?  I am going blind working with it on the mac.  The path line is so thin it blends into the image.  The following two features would be nice.

1.  Have the option to change the color of the pen path.
2.  Have the option to change the thickness of the pen path as it's being created.

I have searched and it seemed like there are also tons of other users requesting these features.  Do developers actually read these forums or it's just a place for us to rant?

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4.5K Points

3 years ago

(since this wasn't carried over in the merger...)

It is indeed an old issue that Adobe has flat out ignored. From 6 years ago, Adobe's Chris Cox on this very forum: Please let us change the Pen tool path color
As explained above, we cannot go back to the way it was in CS3 because the blend modes we used are not available in OpenGL, or in the Cocoa API for MacOS.
It's the "...because the blend modes we used are not available in OpenGL..." that kills me. Adobe wrote code that isn't compatible with OpenGL, a universal graphics standard? Who's fault is that? I mean honestly Adobe, just make a new blend mode already for God's sake!

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798 Points

3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled can't see paths.

Can't see paths on imac lines too thin and light

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92 Points

3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop New Feature Suggestion: Anchor size display increase.

**DEVELOPERS ONLY RESPOND/ normal user responses not needed thanks!**
**IF YOU ARE NOT A DEVELOPER PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS POST!**

Photoshop New Feature Suggestion: Anchor size display increase

Dear Adobe, I don't want to come off rude, or toxic to you. However I am quite angry with your product at this point in 2017.

I am using an older version of the product Adobe PS CC 2015.

It is old, but new enough, It should have some pretty modern features.
I am very surprised at the current generation, of PS, and its current lack,
of ability to communicate with its frustrated users, and improve its product.
How is this done effectively and efficiently? COMMUNITY COMMUNITY COMMUNITY.
Products are best improved through the open suggestion and features, and bugs forums, of the user community, not through bug testers, or whatever current broken system you have now.

Finally, I have arrived here, to tell you about this feature that should have already been in my current version of adobe cc 2015, yet should have come 10 years ago.

because you are not getting a regular and strong daily/monthly/yearly feedback from the millions of users on your product, it simply has never improved in the areas it needs to.
dead essentially.

The feature we all know and use everyday the pen tool. 
Problem: Anchor display size is not customize able.
Please fix the issue, and create a back update for all previous versions of photoshop.

Personally, since this BUG should have been fixed 10 years ago, I should be calling this a bug, and not a new feature suggestion. However yea that is me just being nice.

regardless of all my negativity. I am glad to finally have found some place on some official forums sending a msg to adobe.

Furthermore: I am very frustrated, when I am seeing automated responses from your company leading to a solution, that does not solve this what should be a very simple and quick fix.

Instead I am hearing things like, oh add this layer, and name this bla bla bla bla, FIX THE ISSUE!
or..
Oh just import to illustrator......
yea again.. I dont want to use illustrator.. fix the problem in PS.
Other people differing to another product or faulty work around, is a huge sign your product is broken. meanwhile. your product is losing in todays market, because it has stopped evolving and changing, and paying attention to the current market trends.

Instead of improving, you continue to make 50 million useless products that nobody needs.
I prefer to do mostly everything I can in PS. 

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142 Points

3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Allow Pen tool path thickness and color change in Photoshop..

Pen Tool would allow us to easily change the path (Control line ) thickness and color change.
because they are problem on big screen;( like a Imac 5k retina display ) pen tool control line visibility is very poor.

Adobe Administrator

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291.6K Points

3 years ago

Path UI improvements are on the horizon. Stay tuned.

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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That's great to hear, Jeff. Thank you for the update.

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124 Points

Hi Jeffrey,

I'm the original poster of this request (different name after getting married), and I'm absolutely thrilled to hear that there are improvements coming for the tool that I use more often than any other in Photoshop.

Thank you for the update. =0)

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128 Points

Finally! Great to hear it, thanks!

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140 Points

3 years ago

woohoo!

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124 Points

3 years ago

Amazing! It's hard to believe that it's been seven years since I first suggested this, and that it's finally come together. I'm going to wait a few days to install the update (because that's just good practice), but I'm very much looking forward to seeing the changes in action.

Thank you Photoshop dev crew!

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94 Points

I'd love to have a potted inside dummies history of why and how this took so long. I'm sure there are reasons but I'd kinda like to have some insight into this kind of industrial history. I mean was it all technical or were there some internal politics or what? Where you digital industrial historians of Adobe? 

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35K Points

They do keep giving us glimpses into how they work, but it helps to listen to throwaway explanations over years of following along. It's not just technical or internal politics.

It must have taken at least 6-7 years to give me more Color Samplers from the time I first started asking, and fix it so I didn't have to change the color mode of each sampler individually. It wasn't at the top of enough lists. How many of you use the Info panel extensively to edit images and complain about it constantly? It's used mostly with Curves, and everyone still calls Curves "advanced." We Curves users haven't had a Curves panel redesign ever—if you don't count adding the Targeted Adjustment tool, and I don't.

Think about the new Brush preset management. I know that's been at the top of my list for seems like a decade. I've complained constantly about trying to use the presets we easily create, find free on the web, purchase, only to have them all tossed into the same drawer never to be found again. Now I'm finally getting not only Brushes, but Tool Presets fixed. Still have nothing for Swatches or Layer Styles, etc. But  I'm at least hopeful again, and Brushes were the worst.

I'll bet, though, if you polled every one of the millions who use Photoshop, better selection tools would come in way ahead of better preset management. I'll bet you most users don't have 1000+ brushes, or even more than ship with PS. So they're going to work a lot harder to improve their selection tools than they are on revising brush management, which worked well enough, unlike the selection tools, but was very, very inconvenient. They're still working on the selection tools, but they always try to give us something else fewer users want, but that will make enough of a difference to enough of them to go forward.

To me, not being able to find my vastly improved Color Samplers is more important than colorful paths and big anchors and handles. While you all finally got those paths (and I'm glad for it for you and myself for when I do use paths in PS instead of AI) I'm still playing Where's Waldo with color samplers LONG after I stopped playing it with my kids.<G>

I don't know what Adobe can exactly tell us about their process than they already have. I know that every time I think something we should have is so obvious, 10 other people immediately tell me they never do what I do and really think something I haven't been bothered by is what's missing. So we just keep asking and eventually that feature that makes a huge difference in our own workflow may get implemented. They conduct surveys, collect usage data, listen to us here, and research the direction the industry is taking. They're not going to be any more transparent with us than that, but it's not as simple as "how easy can it be to do this one thing." There are simply too many things when you're remodeling to make them all equal.