Photoshop CC 2019: Brush tool is following grid but all my 'snap to' are turned off?

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I have a custom brush I have been using for years in photoshop but on CC2019 it is following/ snapping to the grid. 'Snap to grid' and all other 'snap to's' are turned off. Im not sure if this pattern will print this way but I can't zoom in or out without it appearing. It doesn't appear in CC2018.
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Conor Langton

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Chad Rolfs, Employee

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Hi Conor,
Are you are on Mac or Win?  Does it happen with other brushes or just this specific custom one?  Does it happen with a specific document or all documents (differing dimensions/resolutions/color space)?
Thanks,
Chad
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Conor Langton

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Hi Chad, thanks for getting in contact! I am using a Wacom display through a Mac. I get the same thing with all brushes. Changing the dimension, resolutions and colour space does nothing!  
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Conor Langton

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I just saved this pen sample and opened it in CC2018 and it looks perfect, I can zoom in and out without seeing this grid effect? It is only evident in CC2019!
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David Tristram, Employee

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Interesting problem. Chad, please contact me when you have the brush.
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Conor Langton

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So it turns out it's not a brush thing. I am also seeing the grid effect on type. I don't think it will print but it just means that I can't zoom in or out of my work without seeing it?  It is showing in CC2019 and not CC2018? Could my graphics card not be good enough for CC2019?


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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Try this: go to Preferences > Performance... and check "Legacy Compositing" and restart Photoshop. Does the problem go away?
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Conor Langton

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Hi Jeffrey, I just tried that but no difference! :(

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Chad Rolfs, Employee

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Conor, you on Mac or Win?  Sounds like Win.  It could be a graphics card issue. What do you have and are the drivers up-to-date?
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Conor Langton

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You might be right Chad! I badly need to upgrade my Mac. Could it be the case that my graphics card is struggling with CC2019 but not CC2018? Thank you so much for helping !