Sorry about the crappy-looking speech balloons. Photoshop users, I need halp!
I use shape paths for the speech balloons, and pen paths for the tails. Normally I'll use the Rounded Rectangle, set on Paths, to make all the balloons, and then use the Pen and right-click and use Fill Path to fill in the white, then Stroke Path to make the black outlines. Then I use the pen to form the tails, and the same Fill/Stroke Path process to color them. But my settings got screwed up and I have no idea what happened or how to put them back. When I make all my rectangles, I can only get the first one to fill; and when I use the pen, everything EXCEPT the contents of the pen shape fills with color. I was able to do the rectangles one at a time, but had to draw the tails with the brush (which is why they look shitty).
Any clues what I did? THANK YOU to anyone who can help! (P.S. Tried restarting Photoshop - no dice.)
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