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    Wacky Pen tool behavior


    Hello, all-
    I'm on an iMac late '12 running Sierra (10.12.4) using PS CC 2017.1.1 and I'm having a problem I've never seen before with PS. I need to make clipping paths for the images delivered to a client. What happens is when I'm using the Pen tool and while creating the path, the Pick a Filter Type toolbar in the Layers palette randomly turns on and off especially when I am creating a bezier and Option-click on the anchor point to remove the leading handle. I end up having to click twice on the anchor point to remove the handle and I notice the Filter Type toolbar also switches between Kind and Selected. It really is annoying and slows me down.
    It seems to have just started with CC '17. I have restarted PS, restarted my Mac, updated CC to latest version, reset Tools, sacrificed a rooster, etc., but nothing has helped. I haven't reset Prefs yet as I have a lot of changes to it and will do that if nothing else helps.
    TIA.


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    Re: Wacky Pen tool behavior

    Hi and welcome to the forum

    Can you post a full screenshot of PS with the layers panel as well

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    Re: Wacky Pen tool behavior

    Wacky Pen tool behavior-ps-screenshot-jpg

    Thx for the welcome. This a large enough image? It's 20" at 72ppi.

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    Re: Wacky Pen tool behavior

    Here's another as I just added a new Layer and highlighted the Path and the Filter Type toolbar activated.

    Wacky Pen tool behavior-ps-screenshot-2-jpg

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    Re: Wacky Pen tool behavior

    Cheers

    Can't see anything that you're doing wrong, the only thing I can think of is to try resetting the PS preferences.
    Unless someone else can throw some light on it.

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    Re: Wacky Pen tool behavior

    I cannot replicate the problem so it looks like resetting the prefs is the next step.....or another rooster gets it.

    BEFORE you go resetting anything BACKUP your prefs folder FIRST.
    This way if it isn't a solution to the problem you can revert back....nothing lost.

    Unless the problem can be replicated it will be very difficult to track down what it is.

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    Re: Wacky Pen tool behavior

    So it appears to be on my end. Well, it's really annoying... Oh, and one other issue, if this helps, is sometimes-sometimes!-when I make a Path and turn it to a selection, the Path on the inside of a loop of wire, e.g., doesn't become selected! No marching ants. I'm still working that out too... I'll just go back to CS5 until something gets solved.
    Thx again for the help!

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    Re: Wacky Pen tool behavior

    Quote Originally Posted by koolbreeze View Post
    ...So it appears to be on my end...
    Not necessarily, it could the file you have open. I guess it doesn't matter now though...

    Quote Originally Posted by koolbreeze View Post
    ...I'll just go back to CS5 until something gets solved...
    ...so the last version you'll ever use then!

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    Re: Wacky Pen tool behavior

    Never mind, I see now what your referring to.

    Refresh your page to see replies!


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    Re: Wacky Pen tool behavior

    Looks like resetting Preferences did the trick. Twenty-five years on PS and I have never had to do this. Probably some kind of ransomware or disruption in The Force must have caused it!
    Seriously, thx for the help and I'll report back if anything changes.

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