Photoshop: Please let us change the Pen tool path size and color

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Sometimes the whole "shades of grey" thing just doesn't cut it, and becomes very hard to follow.
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Kris Dick

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joshua withers

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I can't believe there was so little improvement on the Pen tool and Paths panel with the JDI initiative in CS6. It has been almost a decade since I have seen any change with the Pen tool. I have been asking for Path improvements with every Beta testing session.

I have figured out dozens of work arounds but it is frustrating and time consuming. For example, i have been making Vector masks so i can see what i am doing, and so i can organize all my paths into folders, and transform them together, etc...

I should be able to do that stuff in the Paths Panel.

Additionally, when you have so many paths that you can't expand your paths panel anymore, and you click on a path, it is very hard to de-activiate it (there is nowhere to click off the path).

Please please please Adobe... realize that nearly every professional retoucher (especially car retouchers) will create a path before using some of the selections tools. The pen tool needs to grow up!
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Path UI improvements are on the horizon. Stay tuned.
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eartho, Champion

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

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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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Tiscar Coig-O'Donnell

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Finally! Great to hear it, thanks!
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eartho, Champion

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Official Response
FYI everyone, the latest release of Ps CC2018 now has path color and thickness options!