Photoshop: Difficulty creating a triangle shape

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Hello, I am student who is new to using photoshop and am completely disgusted at how un user friendly photoshop is. When you release a program, you need to ensure that it is going to meet the expectations of the user requirements. This means that NEW users should be able to have brief interactions without encoutering over several issues. I have a student next to me who is a frequent user of photoshop, she tells me she uses it everyday yet is incapable of doing the simplest things such as finding a triangle , even having a teacher involved who also could'nt find the triangle. I was forced to research on the internet to solve my issue. If you have a look at the shape toolbar you have displayed an eclispe, rectangle, line, and even a polygon. I feel a triangle needs to be there as it is one of the primary shapes but it wasn't there and as a result ended wasting precious lesson time researching on how to find the triangle. I ended up having to click the toolbar, then click an arrow which opened a larger window , then click all, then scroll down to infinity till i finally found a triangle which should have already been avalible. Your product should be easy to use for new users otherwise you would be reducing the accesability of your product by a huge amount. I hope you took the time to realise the flaws of your product and that this is updated by CS6. Just saying that tells me you were unable to do the simplest things in the previous 4 versions.

Thank you for your time.
Regards
Luigi Kongo
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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An easier way to create a triangle is to select the Polygon tool and simply set the number of sides to 3 for a triangle.
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Richard Rawling

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There's a slightly steep learning curve with adobe programmes, but once you start to get it there's so much you can achieve. It's not meant to be annoying, though often is as a beginner. Persevere and you'll reap the benefits.