When using the pen tool I can't draw a simple straight line - it doesn't let me just click two points. Basically I click the first point, click a second point and that should be my line - however it doesn't let me end the line there - continues with another anchor point as if making a shape...do i need to uncheck some setting? Can't figure it out!!

  • No if you truly wanted to do what you described youd use the line tool (btw line tool is under appreciated, but it really packs a punch one you discover alt numeric input). Or hit enter. You can also any point exit the pen tool by selecting a different one. Like hittiing a on keyboard – joojaa Apr 17 '18 at 21:51

Two quick replies:

1) there is a Line Tool for simple straight lines to make that fast: see the selected tool below.

2) using the Pen Tool, once your second point is drawn, click Esc and your line is complete.

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    You may want to crop that image a bit ;) – joojaa Apr 18 '18 at 7:54

Press Enter when you see that there's enough clicks done.


You can also simply press Esc to stop adding another point.

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