Photoshop: Color Range Dialog gets "stuck" in setting.

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Adobe Photoshop CC 14.2.1 OSX1.- Run an action that makes a custom selection on a channel made by calculations and adds the selection as a mask to a layer. — The mask gets made as expected.2.- Use color range to select skin tones. Deselect.3.- Rerun the action that makes a custom selection on a channel made by calculations and adds the selection as a mask to a layer. — "The command make is not currently available".I have attached an image with the action steps. Record this action (on color range be on "Sampled colors" and click anywhere on the image), run on a background layer. Revert, delete the layer or open a new image an make a selection on skin tones using Color Range. Try running the action again. An error occurs, as if the Color Range dialog doesn't get updated to select the custom selection made on the action. Only way to make the action work again is manually going to Color Range again and selecting other option rather than skin tones (highlights, midtones, etc) — this is manually refreshing the dialog. This is not usable for distributed, as is making the user MANUALLY do something that is supposed to be automatic.
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Roberto Alanís

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G Seim

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Same problem on CC 2017. It's like  "Sampled Colors" mode is not recognized when the step is recorded so if an action or script runs sampled colors it comes out wrong because it runs though values in the currently selected mode such as face detect, midtones etc. There seems to be a big where the action is not recording the mode change.
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Eric Ching, Employee

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Hi,

I can reproduce this and have logged a bug. Thanks for the report!

Eric
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G Seim

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled PHOTOSHOP: Select Color Range sticks on previous setting..

CC 2017.0.0

When using Select Color Range in an action "Sampled Colors" mode is not
recognized when the step is recorded.

For example if an action or script runs that step after another mode such as highlight, midtones, reds or face skin tones used the last time, the selection comes out wrong because it runs the saved values in the last  selected mode rather than recognizing that it was made in Sampled Colors.

Done in reverse there is no problem. Meaning if the last setting was "Sampled Colors" but the action step calls for Skin Tones, Midtones etc it will run just fine.

This never used to be a problem so I can only assume it's a bug.
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G Seim

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Thanks. I hope they review this soon. I can find no workaround to make "Sampled Colors"
 work as expected din an action.