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Can I change default angle of the Pen tool?

PostPosted: 03/23/2015, 4:49 pm
by varxtis
In Photoshop, the only way I know how get a consistent angle is to hold down shift while Im deciding the next point location for the my path. But unfortunately the default angle I get while holding down shift is not the angle I need.
Im working on a project that has a lot of "Tech" designs to them (Think Tron and Halo 4), so I need a LOT of consistent angles. Is there a way to change the default angle for the path tool, or is there maybe another trick to this.
Aslo, is Tech or Techy designs accurate in describing the style? Or is there another word for this style? Because I cant find much in the way of tutorials when using either of the Terms.
Please help.

Re: Can I change default angle of the Pen tool?

PostPosted: 04/25/2015, 8:31 am
by deadboltz
Don't know if I can help but how about turning on the grid and using that as a reference? Then at least you can be quite accurate without holding shift.

Re: Can I change default angle of the Pen tool?

PostPosted: 04/26/2015, 5:16 pm
by varxtis
deadboltz wrote:Don't know if I can help but how about turning on the grid and using that as a reference? Then at least you can be quite accurate without holding shift.

So, the idea is sound, brilliant, and awesome! I appreciate it very very much. Initially I was going to reply that the grids are to wide, etc. but I looked into it and completely forgot that I can change the Grid Lines and subdivisions. I'm still running into a bit of a problem though. I set "Snap to.." Grid, but the Pen anchor points wont snap to subdivisions, just the Grid lines. If anything they still snap to the default angles. I'd prefer to keep the Line/Subdivision ratios as a point of reference for pattern sake. Do you know what I might be doing wrong?

Re: Can I change default angle of the Pen tool?

PostPosted: 06/23/2015, 2:39 am
by varxtis
Bump

Re: Can I change default angle of the Pen tool?

PostPosted: 06/23/2015, 7:49 am
by star+circle
Do you have Illustrator? You can change the constrain angle there. It is always in 45 degree increments, but the base angle can be anything. You have plenty more options in Illustrator in any case.

One interesting option is to scale the reference drawing temporarily so that the angles ARE 45 degrees and then scale it back down when finished drawing. Say, if you have 0, 30, 60 and 90 degree angles, you can stretch the image so you have 45 degree angles instead.

Re: Can I change default angle of the Pen tool?

PostPosted: 07/14/2015, 5:29 pm
by varxtis
I haven't worked with Illustrator very much at all. I just can't seem to understand it. "Whats to understand??" IDK. It just seems to be very very different from Photoshop. Ironically I have the same issue with Adobe Premiere. Fine with After Effects, but don't understand premiere. In any case, I don't understand why Photoshop wouldn't have adjustable angle snap-to options.
I actually had to create shape and path references to act as guides. And zoomed in close enough, works fine... But its a lot of moving around and zooming. Its not that big of a deal, and it definitely gets the job done. I appreciate the suggestions. Im not lazy or anything. I'm just trying to discover a more efficient way of doing something within the program I'm comfortable.

Re: Can I change default angle of the Pen tool?

PostPosted: 08/28/2016, 2:29 am
by Diffeacten
varxtis wrote:I haven't worked with Illustrator very much at all. I just can't seem to understand it. "Whats to understand??" IDK. It just seems to be very very different from Photoshop. Ironically I have the same issue with Adobe Premiere. Fine with After Effects, but don't understand premiere. In any case, I don't understand why Photoshop wouldn't have adjustable angle snap-to options.
I actually had to create shape and path references to act as guides. And zoomed in close enough, works fine... But its a lot of moving around and zooming. Its not that big of a deal, and it definitely gets the job done. I appreciate the suggestions. Im not lazy or anything. I'm just trying to discover a more efficient way of doing something within the program I'm comfortable.



we find the same issues on Illustrator and Adobe Premier. maybe the also reason that we have in mind is, Photoshop is more ideal to use because it is more basic but even if it is more basic than other stuffs, there are still methods that we don't understand and it's causing us a hard time finding the result.

Re: Can I change default angle of the Pen tool?

PostPosted: 08/29/2016, 10:35 am
by Deord1974
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If i were to choose i think it's better to use photoshop for basic editing and stuff. It works the same in a way but it really depends for his/her purpose really.