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Design Photoshop Foundations Masks Basics Creating Basic Vector Masks

Chris Harkin
Chris Harkin
1,104 Points

Unwanted new layer

Hi every time I try drawing the circle around the orange with the ellipse tool like at 0:53 I automatically end up with a new layer I don;t know why this would happen can any one tell me what am dong wrong?

Also doe any one know where the button or symbol for path in the options menu in Photoshop cc

2 Answers

Julian Gutierrez
Julian Gutierrez
19,201 Points

If you select the shape tool, there is a drop down near the top that displays shape, path, pixels. It's the second horizontal toolbar.

Chris Harkin
Chris Harkin
1,104 Points

Thanks.

Am wondering if you can help me with something else. At 1.15 when Allison draws the circle i sides the orange and the Bessie's. I only seem to have a round Bessie and four anchor but no horizontal or vertical anchor points that control the radius of the circle. Is there a way around this at the moment I am just trying to adjust the height and width.

Julian Gutierrez
Julian Gutierrez
19,201 Points

I don't think you see the handles when you initially create the shape, go ahead and select the "Direct Selection Tool",which is the arrow icon that is filled with white, and select the anchor points. Your selection handles should appear then.

Chris Harkin
Chris Harkin
1,104 Points

Julian Gutierrez I am using the Direct selection tool but the anchor points aren't appearing. Is there any way of me uploading a screen shot here to let people see. In case am missing something.

Julian Gutierrez
Julian Gutierrez
19,201 Points

You can take a screenshot and uploaded to an image site like https://imgur.com/ then paste the url in your question or follow the "Markdown Cheatsheet" below to embed it into the question.