Photoshop: Vector Shapes & path highlight/selection issue

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Hi there,

Photoshop CS5

1.Vector shape have color area and vector mask visible -
2. Selecting the later do not affect the visibility of the actual shape -
3. Selecting the vector mask gives us the visual representation that mask is selected -

Photoshop CS6 beta

1. Vector shape have a single icon -
2. When select the layer the vector mask is automatic selected too -
This is frustrating because it is hard to set layer styles properly, the additional "stroke" that comes from the selected layer mask visuals mess the things up.

Please can you find a way to select vector shapes without selecting the actual vector mask too, this was perfectly developed in Photoshop CS5.


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Jeanne Rubbo, Employee

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Official Response
Hi all,

We made some changes in the 13.0.1 update that will hopefully help with the issues here. First of all, path outlines no longer display when in the Layer Styles dialog. Also, if you have a shape layer active and select a non-vector tool, the path outline will not display.

We are always continuing to refine the behavior of paths and shapes in Photoshop, so thank you for your feedback.