First, thanks a lot for the new shape tool. The stroke options (finally!!!) are great!!!! \o/\o/\o/\o/\o/ (now my Firework Lovers Friends will stop picking up on me for doing vectors in PS)
I just find it to be a little hidden. After the shape layer is created, selecting it while the selection tool is active shows nowhere the Fill and Stroke options. I have selection and alignment options at the top, and the properties panel will show the shape´s masking properties.
In order to change the Fills and Strokes options, I have to change the tool I´m using, either to the Pen tool, or the shape tool, so the top bar will change into Shape options. That´s the same functionality as, lets say, the text tool (it does not show Font and Paragraphs options anywhere when a Text layer is selected with the selection tool. It shows again alignment and selection options above, and "No properties" under the properties panel). But characters have their own panel, so I can leave that one open, and as soon as I select a Text layer with the V tool, I can visualize what font it is, what size, etc just by looking at the Character panel.
As far as I noticed, there´s no "Shape Panel" I can leave opened to see Fill and Stroke options immedially. Wouldn´t it be nice to have one?
Also, maybe that "Properties" panel is underused. Most layer I select fall under the "No properties" category. Maybe the options we get above when changing the type of tool (as when selecting a text layer and chaging to the text tool, or a shape layer and chaging to shape tool), could be displayed there. For me at least makes sense that a text font, size, color, etc fall under "properties". The same for a shape´s Fill and Stroke properties. This way, we´d need to leave only one panel opened to get instant info and ability to change those (instead of having to leave the Character and Shape panel opened, for instance).
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