How do I do this? Whenever I zoom into the footage to mask I have to use the hand tool to move the viewer around screen. Whenever I do so, the pen tool deactivates and when I try continuing the line it creates a new one. So, how do I continue a line?
Only one tool can be active at a time. I zoom in/out and pan/tilt with an Apple Magic Trackpad 2. Love it because I can use gestures to do it all, just like on an iPad. Then I can leave my important work tools active.
But to your point, using a mouse, when you switch from either the Zoom or Pan tool, to the Edit Points tool, be sure you see the tool-tip that shows you the control point name. If you don't see that, you're not over that exact point.
But I can't really duplicate what you're experiencing. If you're zooming in enough, it shouldn't be a problem.
Say you started a bezier curve and for whatever reason you deactivated the pen tool. All you want to do is continue editing the bezier curve you were working on. As far as I can tell, the only option is to restart from the beginning.
Tell me I'm wrong.
EDIT: I understand that I can add points to a curve and move them around, but what if I didn't close the curve or I want to continue extended the curve with each click, not add points to what is currently there.
you paint something, using the Bezier tool … and do something else, e.g. with the Hand tool
now, you like to carry on with your Bezier:
Select the 'Edit Points' tool (lower left) and bring your mouse in proximity to the last point = point gets some inner white (or wotever , my eyes are too old)
hold the Opt-key and click on that last point