Photoshop CC 2019: Color picker then brushstroke creates a straight line as if Shift was held down (Mojave)

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Updated to the latest OSX Mojave, and now the first brush stroke after picking a color(Option hotkey pressed and released before painting) on the canvas is not working properly, it does a straight line as if Shift was held down.

The problem was there before i updated to 20.0.1 and only had updated to Mojave 

Tested in Photoshop 18 and Autodesk sketchbook, no problem. 

Hope there is a fix for it soon. 
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Jesper Friis

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Hi Jesper,

I can repro the problem. Thanks for raising it.  Here's a temporary workaround until we fix it - turn Rulers off.   With Rulers off, you shouldn't run into this.  Let me know if you still do.

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Hi Chad
Yes that works, thank you very much :)

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Jesper Friis

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"Have you updated to Mac OS to 10.14.1?  I have not been able to repro this on 10.14.1.  Please let me know if you still can." 

Just tired on 10.14.1 and the problem still remains.

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop: Huion New 1060Plus graphic tablet pen connects points between brush st....

Hi !

Sorry for my English :p

I have a problem with my new graphic tablet Huion New 1060Plus. The pen does strokes between some of my letters for example when I write, on Photoshop. I did some screenshots (the names of the brushes are in French, but we can clearly see the problem here, whenever I raise my pen, it makes a stroke with my next point ... hope you understand :p) :

To show the problem only seems to happen in Photoshop :

I hope someone can help me :(

PS : I'm on MacOS Mojave 10.14, Photoshop CC 2019, my Huion driver version is v13.6.8.170714
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Finally I see someone else describing this problem - I have the same issue with clone-stamp in Photoshop - CC2019 - new (few weeks ago) iMac with Mojave; Wacom InutosPro 451 - never had this trouble before with CC2018 and Wacom 451 - source-click to clone and then when placing cursor onto destination-and-click it creates a straight-connecting-clone-line-from-the-source-to-destination point instead of, as usually, simply stamping only the sourced spot - need to double-click on source twice to sample the source and not get the connecting-stamp-line, or cmmnd-z undo and stamp twice... or...   ??    as of yet have not figured out any consistent kind of cure to fix the behaviour  - 
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Yes, I have this problem too. I am on the latest Mojave, the latest photoshop CC and the latest driver for the Wacom. It's driving me nuts.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Erodible tips keep drawing straight lines as if I'm holding Shift.

When I draw with an erodible tip brush, every time I touch my tablet, it draws a straight line from the previous position, just like when I hold Shift.

It doesn't happen to any other kind of brush tip, so I'm sure it's not my Shift key gets stuck. It's not just annoying but makes erodible tips completely unusable. 

Photoshop version: 20.0.2