Photoshop: Can't see anything on MacOS Catalina

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Started the free trial for PS 2020 on MacOS Catalina, and I can't see my canvas.

It sucks because I already bought the CS6 suite before the Catalina update, but after the update I had to remove all things CS6. Now I'm wasting my free trial for the new Photoshop on a canvas I can't even see. How to fix??

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Isabel Araneta

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Johan Elzenga, Champion

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This may be a GPU issue. Change the graphics processor settings in Preferences - Performance to see if that helps.
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Yves Crausaz

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Est-ce que votre mac est éligible pour cette nouvelle version de PS ?
Avez-vous répondu à toutes les demandes d'autorisation faites lors du premier lancement du logiciel ? Il y a beaucoup de nouveaux comportement à avoir avec l'arrivée de Catalina !

Is your mac eligible for this new version of PS?
Did you answer all requests of approval made during the first launching of software? There is behaviour new a lot to be had with Catalina's arrival!

Personally having control all pre-requesting to Adobe, I had no worries on my iMac on 2019.


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Hello, can you post the contents of help>system info, so that we can see your screen size.
I would also delete the preferences: Photoshop>preferences>general , click on delete preferences on quit.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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It may help if we could see your Photoshop System Info. Launch Photoshop, and select Help > System Info... and copy/paste the text in a reply.

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Isabel Araneta

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Yeah, I just downgraded back to High Sierra. It was too much of a hassle. Thanks for the fast replies though!