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Wed, Oct 21, 2020 2:52 PM

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Photoshop 22:0: Text selecting/editing UI not displaying in CMYK, LAB modes

When I select the text or try to edit some text in a CMYK file it doesn't show anything showing whether or not I selected that text.

I can edit normally, but without this information it gets a little complicated to know what I'm selecting or not

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Adobe Administrator

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2 months ago

This issue should be fixed by the Photoshop 22.0.1 update.

To update Photoshop to 22.0.1, click "Update" in the Creative Cloud desktop app next to Photoshop. For help with updating, see Update Creative Cloud apps.

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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@JeffreyTranberry  I can confirm the fix with 22.0.1 update on Mac 10.14 (Mojave). 

Thank you for the quick resolution.

Adobe Administrator

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3 months ago

Thanks. Engineering is aware of the issue and looking into it.

Currently the only workaround is to disable "Use Graphics Processor" under Preferences > Performance.

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Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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This work-around did not work for me.

Adobe Administrator

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Hi Sarah, did you restart after changing the pref?

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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It worked but the interface now seems sluggish and the graphics look choppy on Mac... :( It is interesting as I did not have any problems on MacBook with the same PS version. Hmmm.

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356 Points

I have the same experience on a Windows 10 system. 

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Hi all. I was having the same exact issues and became so irritated.  I went to Edit, Preferences, General, and then I clicked the RESET PREFERENCES ON QUIT. I then restarted Photoshop and everything was good.  I hope this helps.

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70 Points

3 months ago

Since I upgraded to PS 22 last night, when I open text document created in PS, it will not longer show flashing cursor on text. I have to guess where the cursor should be. This is horrible. 

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Flashing Cursor gone with text tool in PS 2021

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242 Points

3 months ago

In the old version of PS when you wanted to edit part of a text layer, you could highlight the words you wanted to change and type over them.  In the new version, there is no highlighting, so it is hard to tell if you have selected the words you want to change.  (The program does still let you edit, but you can't be sure you are in the right spot until you start to type.  This is a time waster.)

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Problem Editing Text in Photoshop

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92 Points

I'm having the same issue!

Have to guess where the end of the type box is if I want to change the size of it. How many times have I deleted the entire writing because I thought i selected only one letter? Ugh

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70 Points

3 months ago

I currently can't highlight text and can't see the bounding box after making a text box. The problem is not because it's point text, and in the previous version that did not happen. Photoshop automatically updates, I was previously using Photoshop 2020, but I am now using photoshop 2021 which is the one I am having problems with.

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled I currently can't highlight text and can't see the bounding box after making a text box

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90 Points

3 months ago

I updated from PS 2020 to PS 2021, and made a paragraph text box. Immediately, I noticed that there was no bounding box surrounding the paragraph text box. However, moving around to the edge of where I thought the text box dimensions were, the cursor changed it's look, indicating that the text box could be scaled and rotated. This also applies to point text when holding down Ctrl to modify scaling and rotation. Additionally, all of the other editing functions are completely invisible such as cursor location and highlighting text within the text box. 

This issue is persistent across multiple program close/open cycles, as well as computer reboots. For reference, I'm running on the latest updated version of Windows 10.

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Text box invisible editing functions. (PS 22.0)

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92 Points

Yes! Having the same issue here

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80 Points

3 months ago

I cannot select text or see the text box in the new photoshop 22.0. The only way to edit the text is to delete it and do it again. I am on a mac using oS Catalina. I have restarted photoshop, restarted my computer, the problem is still there.

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Text won't select Photoshop 22.0.0

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Hi @annelise atkinson ,

I haven't heard of any customers experiencing this problem with v22.0.  May I ask what color font is the type layer you're setting?  If you select the type layer in the layers panel and then change the font color in the properties tab, do you still not see the text?

Sincerely,

Andrew

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Hi Andrew, it isn't that I cannot see the text, it is that I cannot select the text. And I saw a few other people on the community page with this same problem. see below thread.

https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop/m-type-tool-problems-after-update/m-p/11522653?page=1

and it seems as if it is only doing it in CMYK files.

I have since been told that it is a known problem that is being worked on.

Thanks

annelise.atkinson@hotmail.co.uk

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60 Points

Same problem actually, can't select and even the text line that we usually type in we can't see

Employee

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@annelise atkinson and @Salim kassis please temporarily disable Preferences -> Performance -> "Use Graphics Processor" and restart Photoshop, our engineering team is working on a fix for this issue in the meantime.

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Thats a rubbish workaround - much easier to just create an RGB doc

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102 Points

yeah, like being told if you have a flat tire to remove all the wheels.

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138 Points

Hard to fathom how these software bugs get through the beta process. Nonetheless they are PITA and a huge slow down of work flow. SMH

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3 months ago

I am also getting this in PS 2021. Disabling GPU Graphics Acceleration is a temporary workaround. CMYK or RGB doesn't seem to make a difference with this issue.

Some system info:

Adobe Photoshop Version: 22.0.0 20201006.r.35 2020/10/06: 4587a1caa63  x64
Number of Launches: 122
Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit
Version: 10 or greater 10.0.17763.475
System architecture: Intel CPU Family:6, Model:14, Stepping:3 with MMX, SSE Integer, SSE FP, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX2, HyperThreading
Physical processor count: 2
Logical processor count: 4
Processor speed: 2808 MHz
Built-in memory: 16210 MB
Free memory: 8898 MB
Memory available to Photoshop: 14829 MB
Memory used by Photoshop: 60 %

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@HugoM I opened a PDF file, which was in grayscale mode and quickly discovered this text bug anomaly. SMH

Switching to RGB mode allowed me to enter text as usual with no issue. Of course, when it came to saving the file, PS made a copy of it rather than overwrite the file. Another issue sure, but these instances really inhibit productivity.

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72 Points

3 months ago

Having the same issue, frustrating as hell...
I used the work-around and can confirm both the sluggish behaviour and that it works (my rig - 32gb of ram  / geforce 2070 / AMD FX 8350 4ghz)

These new and improved versions always screw something up, last one was the compositing, now this... :(

Here's hoping the guys and gals at Adobe get it fixed... soon. :)

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60 Points

3 months ago

Made an update to Photoshop 22.0 today. Same issue here.
No cursor or highlighted text areas here.
Only with the workaround in turning off the GPU Graphics Acceleration :(.

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60 Points

Same issue. Same workaround for temp fix

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70 Points

3 months ago

Hello, I found a bug in the latest Photoshop update:

It is impossible to select the text in a CMYK file. However in a RGB file selecting the text works fine.


Version: Photoshop 22.0.0

Platform: Windows 10

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Text selecting bug

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70 Points

3 months ago

Why can the text in text layers in a Photoshop PDF with Photoshop 22.0.0 under MacOS 10.15.7 no longer be edited - was no problem with the previous PS version.

The same file can be easily edited in PS 13.0 MacOS 10.11.6.

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Unable to edit in Photoshop PDFs

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70 Points

3 months ago

There is a bug in the 22.0 version of Adobe Creative Cloud. When Ii use the text tool in a text layer in a document in CMYK mode, I do not have the cursor for editing the text layer. This is also true when I am in a document in grayscale mode. I do have the cursor in the RBG mode, but if I convert that document with a text layer to grayscale mode, the cursor is no longer available.

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Adobe Photoshop 22.0

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70 Points

3 months ago

Same here. I can't highlight the text nor can i amend the size of the text box without stretching the font. Very very annoying. Switching off the GPU works after restart but all the graphics are very grainy and it is horrible. Hope a fix happens soon

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70 Points

3 months ago

When I select text to change the font or size or anything, the highlight does not show. I can't tell what is selected.  I uninstalled and reinstalled Photoshop 2021, but it still happens. Another person on my team has the same issue.  Any ideas on how to solve this?

Thanks!

Margaret

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled text selection not showing in Photoshop 2021

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60 Points

same issue here - quick fix was to turn off "use graphics processor" in the preferences under performance 

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164 Points

same on my PS CC 2021 from the day I made the update.

thanks for the fix, it works for me also.

(Win 10 Pro on HP 840 G4)