Photoshop: CC - Multiple paths deselect when you convert them to a selection

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The behaviour of paths appears to have changed in Adobe CC. Before if you had 10 separate closed paths on path layer and you select one of the paths to convert it to a selection. After you pressed the 'convert path to selection button' all of the selected paths would stay selected and all of the other paths on that path layer would stay visible.

Since Adobe CC, now when you carry out the above process and once you click the 'convert path to selection button' it deselects all of the selected paths and all of the other paths are no longer visible meaning you have to go back to the path palette, re-select the path layer and then reselect all of the paths again.

This wastes a massive amount of time because what if the purpose of converting a group of selected paths was so that I can then apply a stroke to them? I now have to go back to the paths palette, select the path layer and then re-select all of the paths so that I can apply the stroke. That becomes a serious issue when you have 40 paths that you want to stroke. Why has this behaviour been changed? It worked perfectly before. Please can someone explain why the paths behaviours have been tampered with and whether anything is going to be done to fix this problem. It is seriously upsetting my work flow.

There is already a topic on this issue on the Adobe Community PS forum here:


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