Is there a setting or a hack that will cause Photoshop 7 to behave more like Photoshop 3, i.e., if you select a drawing tool (e.g., line tool, pencil, brush, etc) it draws in the layer that you’re currently on instead of creating a freakin’ new unasked-for layer?
Old workflow, MacOS 9, Photoshop 3: Print to PICT or do a marquee-delimited screen cap (courtesy of FlashIt), paste into or open with Photoshop, draw various lines and arrows and circle things and type in an explanation or comment, save as JPEG, email.
New workflow, MacOS X, Photoshop 7: Print to PDF or do a marquee-delimited screen cap (courtesy of Snapz Pro), paste into or open with Photoshop, draw a line or arrow, flatten the image, draw something else, flatten the image, draw a circle, flatten the image, draw something else, select a region to apply a filter, realize that I’ve only selected the last thing I’ve drawn because I forgot to flatten the freakin’ image, flatten the image, type some text as explanation or comment, flatten the image, save as JPEG, email.
Now, the text layer I understand and approve of. It is one aspect of Photoshop where the PS 3 way of doing things sucked, and this is nice, to be able to go BACK later and change the font or edit the text.
But the drawing tools? C’mon! I know how to create a new layer if I want one. Hmm, this is shaping up to be more of a pit thread than a request for information. Sorry. Anyone know how to turn off this unwanted feature?