3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 21, 2006 8:02 AM by Lorva

    How to enlarge Pen Tool?

    Lorva Level 1
      When using the pen tool to make a path I can't always tell when the little circle or caret or minus sign is activated so I can close the path, expecially when it's over a color that is similar. I work from 1280 resolution and that may be part of it. How do I enlarge the pen tool?
        • 1. Re: How to enlarge Pen Tool?
          Level 7
          The easiest way is to just zoom the whole image.

          View > Zoom In
          Or use the % in the bottom rh corner.
          Or Ctrl + and Ctrl -

          Peter
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          | When using the pen tool to make a path I can't always tell when the little
          | circle or caret or minus sign is activated so I can close the path,
          expecially
          | when it's over a color that is similar. I work from 1280 resolution and
          that
          | may be part of it. How do I enlarge the pen tool?
          |


          • 2. Re: How to enlarge Pen Tool?
            Level 7
            Peter,

            Actually I think that Lorva is talking about the pen cursor showing the
            circle when you hover over the closing point. If the monitor is set to a
            high resolution it is hard to see this specially if the image is
            complex. Lorva would like to have the ability to increase the size of
            the pen cursor. So the answer is no, it can't be done.

            alex

            PJR wrote:
            > The easiest way is to just zoom the whole image.
            >
            > View > Zoom In
            > Or use the % in the bottom rh corner.
            > Or Ctrl + and Ctrl -
            >
            > Peter
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            > "Lorva" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
            > news:e29eik$12u$1@forums.macromedia.com...
            > | When using the pen tool to make a path I can't always tell when the little
            > | circle or caret or minus sign is activated so I can close the path,
            > expecially
            > | when it's over a color that is similar. I work from 1280 resolution and
            > that
            > | may be part of it. How do I enlarge the pen tool?
            > |
            >
            >
            • 3. Re: How to enlarge Pen Tool?
              Lorva Level 1
              Hi Alex,

              Yes, I believe you are right. I forgot to mention I was already working from a zoomed in view (x8) and was working within pixels trying to get the path to close. So maybe I need to reduce screen resolution when zooming into an image to make a path. Thanks for your comment as that is probably the solution.