is this working for anyone?
it doesn't for me. after i start drawing and i hold the option key, it goes to drawing a straight line. i don't hold the key till after i start drawing lit says.
same thing with the connect two paths. holding the command key doesn't change the behavior of the pencil tool.
i'm guessing there is no way of remapping the 'smooth tool' to option again? or was it moved to another hotkey?
This is one of the features of the 17.1 update.
In order to close the path, draw near the starting point. If you want to close with a straight line, stop drawing and close the path after you're finished, using Cmd + J
There's no way to switch to the smooth tool temporarily anymore. You need to select the tool.
i understand it is one of the 17.1 features hence the title.
the instructions are from the help website and it says you don't have to click close to the starting point if you are holding option after you start to draw and release after you release the mouse.
i know how to close paths, the question is very specific to that particular feautre of holding the option key so the cursor gets a little circle as you draw and when you are finsish it closes the path.
Looks like the manual hasn't been updated to cover the new features.
You need to refer to this one: