4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 19, 2018 10:15 PM by Trevor.Dennis

    Make several paths visible

    nickatcs6 Level 1

      Several paths are saved, in the Paths panel. Clicking on any one makes it visible. How to make more than one visible?

       

      Nick

        • 1. Re: Make several paths visible
          Semaphoric Adobe Community Professional

          With a path selected, Shift+Click or Control+Click on another path.

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          • 2. Re: Make several paths visible
            pixxxel schubser MVP & Adobe Community Professional

            If you copy several paths into one path and save - you are able to make visible all paths (better: this new path with all included paths) at once.

             

            Have fun

             

            • 3. Re: Make several paths visible
              nickatcs6 Level 1

              Thanks for trying, but this doesn't work.

              (Note: on my Mac,  Command is the same as Control on PC.)

               

              My results:

              1. Shift-click does the same as click:

              This highlights in the panel and displays in the image only the path that is clicked.

              2. Control-click :

              This highlights in the panel and displays in the image only the path that is control-clicked, in dashed lines, which cannot respond to path selection tool. Dashes persist if the same or another path is clicked.

               

              Peculiarity? These paths were generated and saved by a script ( "plot pixel value" from the Scripts forum). Because I know nothing about Java, I'm guessing that the last line in it does the save:

               

              actactiveDocument.pathItems.add('Plot'+Math.random().toString().substr(2), pth); .toSource());

               

               

              • 4. Re: Make several paths visible
                Trevor.Dennis Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)

                Use the direct select tool (White arrow) and drag a box around the second path to make its points active.  Copy it Cmd c

                Select the first path and paste Cmd v

                Repeat for the other paths

                 

                Or start by making a new path and paste all the paths onto that.

                 

                On the other hand, if you just want all the paths to be visible, simply select them all