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782 Points

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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154 Messages

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2.6K Points

3 years ago

I am finally using CC 2018 after the healing brush was fixed so I can now use the new color stroke for the pen tool. FINALLY! How many years did we have to wait for this? About 8? I think it was the change from CS5 to CS6 where we couldn't see the path line (allegedly Apple's fault). Why do essential fixes like this take so long? I am happy to use it now but it has been so frustrating for years. The pen tool is not an obscure feature for pro users - I have to use it everyday! Sorry I have nothing new to contribute to the discussion I just had to get that rant off my chest.

7 Messages

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120 Points

Where is the change? All I want is a thicker line and larger anchor points. I can't see if a point is black or white or the plus and minus signs are visible. I just talked with text who said can't be done. Please someone post an easy work around. HOW HARD IS THIS PROBLEM TO FIX CONSIDERING THE NEW CURVATURE MUST HAVE TAKEN A YEAR TO DEVELOPE. DOES EVERY ONE AT ADOBE HAVE THE EYSIGHT OF THE 6 MILLION DOLLAR MAN?

5 Messages

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140 Points

There is a thicker line and it's much better than in previous versions.  What version of PS are you using?

5 Messages

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140 Points

If it helps, making sure the pen tool is selected, go to the top of the screen and click on the little cogwheel settings button.  You can set the stroke and colour values for the pen tool there.

7 Messages

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120 Points

with selection option the the wheel is greyed out. Only works with shapes. 

7 Messages

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120 Points

I have the latest version cc2109.

2K Messages

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35K Points

Try looking in Preferences> Guides, Grids, and Slices. (I know, not exactly intuitive). Almost at the bottom there's a Path option where you can set up to a 3 pixel width (and the anchors scale with it), as well as a color.

If you need to make changes to either line thickness or color on the fly, it's under the cog wheel on the Options bar when the Pen tool is selected, as Mr. Blacker said. Choose it as soon as you've selected the Pen tool, before you try click on anything else in the Options bar. It works for both Shape and Path.

If not, you may have some kind of corruption in your interface, and it would help if you showed a screenshot of the missing Cog Wheel option when either Path or Shape is selected in the Options bar.

7 Messages

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120 Points

Thanks for the advice. When I contacted Adobe they said I couldn't make it larger. I will try these suggestions. Hopefully were on the same page communication wise.

7 Messages

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120 Points

none of these ideas work and I have the latest version on cc. All these ideas are greyed out. one try was shape vs. path, I can get the wider outline with shape not with path. Adobe says I can't change the width of selection tool. If there is a work around I would love to find. I've tried adding adjustment layer and pushing to the extreme, might help in some circumstances but I would love to find a real solution.

2K Messages

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35K Points

You're not working with the Pen tool or one of its relatives (freeform, curvature)? What tool are you using?

5 Messages

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140 Points

I’m also baffled.

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102 Points

Make certain that the hardware acceleration in the menu bar is on, turn on and restart photoshop

14 Messages

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214 Points

After a mere 8 years, the Pen Tool can be adjusted. Nice to have the adjustment in a toolbar, as well as in Preferences. Now, let's have the options in a Contextual Menu! Thank you, Adobe (finally).

7 Messages

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120 Points

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU .I was on in a conversation with an official Adobe help line and after 20 minutes said it couldn't be done. Just love education.

2K Messages

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35K Points

Are you saying it was not having the GPU preference enabled that was preventing you from being able to set the Pen tool's preferences? It would help us all to troubleshoot in the future if we know if that's a potential issue.

7 Messages

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120 Points

Yes it was just clicking that box in preferences. Preferences - performance - to right of box - check mark "use graphics processor. Thanks again for the solution Ron

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35K Points

Thanks. I'm sure this will come up again with someone, maybe even me, since sometimes that gets turned off for no apparent reason. Mostly it's not a problem—99.9% of the time here— but occasionally, there's a hiccup when PS tries to decide if my GPU is any good or not.