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Tue, Jun 16, 2020 12:26 PM

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Photoshop 21.2: Moving layer leaves duplicate/shadow image

Others have experienced this, too, see 
https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop/repeated-object-stays-on-artwork/m-p/11211712?page=1#M33965...

Moving a Layer will leave a shadow if »Legacy Compositing« is checked. (Photoshop 20.2.0 on macOS 10.15.4)


Regards, 
Pfaffenbichler

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2 months ago

We are happy to announce the release of Photoshop 21.2.1 that should resolve this issue.

This update includes fixes to some of the top customer reported issues among other bug fixes. See Bug fixes and security updates

To update Photoshop to 21.2.1, click "Update" in the Creative Cloud desktop app next to Photoshop. 

More detailed instructions for updating

Let us know how it goes.

Thanks,

Akash

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3 months ago

Thanks. Will have engineering take a look. The workaround is to make sure "Legacy Compositing" under Preferences > Performance is unchecked. (Note: It's unchecked by default)

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Yeah, but how confident are you that the issues with the modern Compositing Engine that made it necessary for some users to use Legacy Compositing in the first place have been addressed?  
The Layers Styles on Groups issue does not seem to apply anymore but if I remember correctly there were also issues with some Blend Mode combinations (possibly also in connection with Groups ... not sure anymore). 

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This is one of the worst botched update ever, @Jeffrey!

You guys keep on adding patches over patches instead of fixing things for real. Any bike rider will tell it to you: there are so many holes you can patch on a tire. After a while, there is no more tire, just patches, and that's when your bicycle becomes slow and dangerously instable, with wheels ready to blow at any moment.

If I turn off the Legacy Compositing, then I won't be able to drag-and-copy or drag-and-move paths. Remember? When the previous update fucked up the entire path dragging, copying, and moving, you guys said to turn the legacy compositing on...

I know you peeps at Adobe are trying your best to bring us the best creative digital tools and pipelines, but you need to take care of what is before you try to sell us what could be...

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Totally agree!

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I agree as well! There were multiple issues not working. And my "Legacy Compositing" was checked, not unchecked by default. 

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This is just how Adobe roll, welcome to CC. Having your beta testers (us) pay you for the priviledge must be nice.

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3 months ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Major bug in the updated select subject. 6/16/2020.

I just updated to the latest Photoshop CC. The new select subject feature has a major bug! When you select a subject, then move it to a different background, then try to move it around it make another copy of the subject!!! This needs to be addressed ASAP! Please help!!

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3 months ago

I am having a similar issue where moving/transforming images and TEXT leave a "ghost" of the original (not shadow). Turning on Legacy Compositing helped a little, but not 100%. Clicking a background layer on/off gets rid of the ghosted text and images. I am on a 2017 iMac with the Radeon Pro 580 8 GB. The Performance prefferences window shows my GPU model and is active.  PS preferences file was reset and a fresh copy installed. No luck. Please help!

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I had this same issue. It seems that turning OFF Legacy Compositing fixes it.

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Turning on Legacy Compositing helped a little,
As Kraeg indicated it might be another issue then, for me this particular problem boiled down to a newly introduced malfunction when Legacy Compositing in on. 

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3 months ago

I've seen it once, restarting Photoshop fixed it.

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did not make it go away for me.

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3 months ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled PS CC 21.2.0 text bug.

MacPro 2010, OSX 10.14.6.

When editing a text layer, sometimes the 'old' version stays visible, although it's not in the layers panel. Might be triggered by cropping, not sure. I first saw it after straightening an image using the crop tool, then trying to level the text again.

Three video's of the issue.
1) Issue
2) at first everything is okay, then I use the crop tool and the issue comes up.
3) if you try to select the 'ghost' text, it disappears.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/tggqnl43immukeu/Text%20bug%20PS%20CC%202020-1.mp4?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/nmh6ubr8mv80kun/Text%20bug%20PS%20CC%202020-2.mp4?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/1irhg9dtxuu2dua/Text%20bug%20PS%20CC%202020-3.mp4?dl=0

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3 months ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled refresh.

With the latest Photoshop update (21.2.0), I have serious problems regarding the visual refresh of the layers after even the slightest modifications. The previous version keeps showing up and everything is messed up.



Most of the times, I have to manually hide and unhide the layers below to make the previous version disappear.

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3 months ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled image display error.

Les calques affichés ne sont pas rafraichis

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3 months ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop 21.2.0: Problem when displaying layers.

Changes are not displayed or are displayed incorrectly when masking or transparency of the top layer.

If I duplicate a layer, for example, and change the opacity on the top, or I apply a mask, or move it, then when the layer is turned on and off, the image contents are not displayed correctly.
For proper display, you have to turn off the visibility of all layers and turn it back on from the bottom in turn.
This makes it impossible to work.

Windows 10 x64 Pro.
Disabling GPU usage does not help.

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Does turning off Legacy Compositing and restarting have any effect? 

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I can't speak for others, but for me I didn't need to restart. Just turning off Legacy Compositing solved it completely.

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Same here.

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For the life of me, I can't find it now, but there was another thread that was a problem I had that said turn Legacy Compositing ON. I think it was performance related.

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3 months ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop CC 21.2.0.

In the brand new Photoshop CC 21.2.0, if I attempt to make a change in a layer or add a layer, all of the layers duplicate themselves until I click the visibility icon of a lower label off and on which makes the duplicate disappear.

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3 months ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Repeated layer stays when moving object.

When I try to move a smart object. A repeated object stays on the screen. This only happens after I've updated it to 21.2.0. Please fix this bug immediately.

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3 months ago

I am having same issue, the turning off Legacy Compsiting, seems to have worked.  Mine was ON by default, btw. I don't remember ever turning it on.

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3 months ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Text and Images leave ghosts when I change them..

Since the most recent update I've been noticing that changes I make aren't always happening as soon as I make them. Yesterday it was graphic related and today it is effecting text layers. It happens with a google font, times new roman AND arial.

It LOOKS like there are two layers but there really is only the one.

Here's what happens if placeholder text is turned on.

 

Here's what it looks like when I change the font size




When I move a shape or resize it, there's also a ghost of it in the original space / size.

I've found the only thing that makes the original text go away is to make a layer invisible and then visible (turn it on and off again). If there is a way to remove this extra step I'd appreciate it. I have to do it after every little change.


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3 months ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Changing text - previous text still visible (redraw bug).

When using the text tool to change text, the old text is not being correctly redrawn. It stays visible even though it has been replaced. The problem is solved by toggling the layer's visibility (eye icon). 

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I can confirm, that unchecking "Legacy Compositing" fixes the issue. Thank you for your feedback!

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3 months ago

IMPORTANT EXCEPTION and inconsistency:

-For documents created in 21.2: "Legacy Compositing" must be turned OFF

-For documents originally created in earlier versions: "Legacy Compositing" must be turned ON

This usually fixes the ghosting problem, BUT:
If it doesn't, the act of flipping it either way: ON->OFF or OFF->ON
'fixes' the problem.  

*Please* prioritize this glitch, it's grinding my productivity to a halt!

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No that’s some diligent sleuthing! 

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I reverted to the previous version.

NB: Which you should only try if you have your settings on a backup somewhere, because of another bug:
https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/ps-cc-21-2-0-text-bug?topic-reply-list[settings][filter_by]=all&topic-reply-list[settings][reply_id]=20565398#reply_20565398

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This is my experience too - new files work with Legacy Compositing unchecked, old files only work with flicking between on and off after every layer change. I have had to revert to 21.1.3 to avoid it for now, because it make Photoshop unusable with all my old files.

Have tried everything from resetting all my PS settings to reinstalling my graphics drivers with a completely clean install. Nothing helps. Definitely something to do with Legacy Compositing being messed up IMHO.