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I created a new document and copied a couple of vector shape layers from another document.

In the new document, the Pen Tool pointer has and icon that looks like a light blue circle with a 6-point star inside attached to it.

I have no idea what this represents or how it can be deactivated. But in this mode, I can no longer join paths with the Pen Tool.

Any idea what this is, and more important, how to get normal behaviour back?

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Thanks a lot.

I searched, but never hit that page for some reason.

 

Any idea what toggles that mode so I can exit it?

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Possibly deselecting the curve layer but also check what modes you have set on the pen tools context menu.

Also clicking on a node seems to change the icon and then pressing Esc which deselects the layer. Can’t quite work it out to be honest.

 


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2 minutes ago, firstdefence said:

Possibly deselecting the curve layer but also check what modes you have set on the pen tools context menu.

 

That's the weird part: I have not enabled any options on the tool's options bar that I can see. (I've compared settings with another document where this doesn't happen, without noticing anything)

Moving to a different curve layer doesn't help, even if it's a freshly created one.

Opening the document on another computer gives the same result.

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Hmm... I got it working again by doing Layer -> Geometry -> Separate Curves and then selecting the newly created layer containing the path I wanted to modify.

Is it supposed to work like this?

I'm willing to swear I have worked on several layers containing multiple curves all day without seeing this issue.

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