1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 21, 2017 7:48 PM by gener7

    Turning EVERY Shape into a Path on Accident?


      I'm running Photoshop CS6 and suddenly my program seems to be turning every shape I make into a shape path, despite being set to make a "shape" and not a "path" (selection located in the left hand side of the top bar).


      I select any shape from the tool bar, then when I draw it on my canvas it creates a path in the "Paths" panel. I do not want this to happen and I'm not sure why it's suddenly happening now. Please help! Thanks!

        • 1. Re: Turning EVERY Shape into a Path on Accident?
          gener7 Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          First, Restart your PC. Many problems clear up on that alone.



          If not, right click on the Tool and Reset it (example below)


          Screen Shot 2016-01-18 at 12.39.07 AM.png


          Finally, try a preferences reset.


          If you need a quick and dirty way to restore your preferences, here's a way you can do it using a keyboard shortcut on launch:

          Windows - double-click the PS icon to start Photoshop

                            Immediately Hold down CTRL-SHIFT-ALT

                            You will see a delete preferences dialog. Click “yes".

          Macintosh - Hold down CMD-SHIFT-OPTION instead.



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