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Photoshop creating closed shape with pen tool despite Shift being held down


MoltresRider

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I held down the shift key on my keyboard after I made my last point using the pen tool in Photoshop. But instead of Photoshop just creating a line like it is supposed to when you hold down Shift, it created an entire shape and closes it and fills it. Photoshop does not just stop the line where I Shift-Clicked, it still closes it from that point!

Does anybody know what the problem could be?
 

MrToM

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What PS / OS version?

Are you trying to create a Path or a Shape?

The only reason it would create a shape is if you've got the tool set to create one, otherwise it should end the path where you click.

What happens if you terminate the procedure by hitting the 'Esc' key after the last anchor point instead?

Regards.
MrToM.
 

MoltresRider

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I have a character image that her tail is cut off just a little bit, I am trying to use the path tool to draw a line from the points where it is cut off to complete the tiny bit where it is cut off and then use the clone tool followed by heal tool to to fill in the little bit of the missing area
 

ColdFrixion

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I have a character image that her tail is cut off just a little bit, I am trying to use the path tool to draw a line from the points where it is cut off to complete the tiny bit where it is cut off and then use the clone tool followed by heal tool to to fill in the little bit of the missing area
To reiterate what MrToM has stated, make sure Path is selected from the pick tool mode drop down menu:
 

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