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Lance Halladay
Pen Tool immediately changes to Add Vertex Tool
on Apr 25, 2015 at 3:09:30 pm

Hey everyone, I'm having a problem that I can't seem to resolve. Hopefully someone can help.

I'm trying to create just a simple mask with the pen tool. I select the pen tool from the menu and go to click a point. As soon as I do that, a point appears, but then my curser switches to the Add Vortex Tool (the pen tool with a little + next to it). So if I try to click again, nothing seems to happen.

Is this a bug? I've tried everything I can think of including restarting the computer. I've searched and searched and could not find anything. Please help!


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Pen Tool immediately changes to Add Vertex Tool
on Apr 27, 2015 at 5:28:54 pm

Double-click the layer to open it in its own layer window. Use the pen tool to make your mask. It's foolproof.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Lance Halladay
Re: Pen Tool immediately changes to Add Vertex Tool
on Apr 27, 2015 at 7:50:17 pm

Thank you! I'll try that next time I run into it.


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