I want to report the current behavior change of the pen tool. In current and older versions, clicking with the pen tool on the canvas, created a point that was exactly centered with the cursor's center point, as expected.
Now, in Photoshop CS6, clicking on the canvas with the pen tool results in path points created not in the same spot where one clicks, but offset a couple pixels.
For people who, like me, use the pen tool a lot and do it fast, this change translates into lower precision when creating paths as, when the new points are created, if they are offset, the whole last leg of the path changes position.
Can we expect that to be corrected for the final version?
Im trying the BETA on a Mac Pro running Lion. I doubt this is a driver related problem since it is easily reproducible on various systems, both OSX and Windows.
CS5: Zoom in really close until you can see the pixel grid. Grab the pen tool and create a path anchor anywhere. Wherever you click, a pont will appear.
CS6: Do the same, click. This time, the path's point will appear in the closest corner of a pixel, as if new paths anchors where snapping to the pixel grid.
See how anchor points snap to the pixel grid? That doesn't happen in CS5.
Hope this comment helps.
This feature is not so useful. Let me clarify. When I create new shape I need snapping to grid, but when I edit I don't need it. So I have to turn on\turn off every time it in preferences In CS5 I had just turn snap on in shape properties and free edit it with no snap to grid. It's much much better for me in CS5 than in CS6. Am I alone?
For what you do, it could be useful that when editing, the control key disabled snapping temporarily as with other types of transformations. I just tried it and in CS6, the control key will not disable path snapping.