Photoshop: CS6 liquify transparent layer bug

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In CS6 if you liquify a transparent layer (e.g. with a few hand painted brush lines) the layer comes back from liquify brigther/strokes seem thinner and also is strangely distorted around the edges of the area liquified....
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Marco Ribbe

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Posted 6 years ago

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Chris Cox

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Can you post an example of what you are referring to?
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graeme

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I am having a similar problem, using CS6 Extended - If I liquify an area with transparent pixels, a rectangular area appears after render, that is lighter than the original. Change in brightness it seems. Does not happen in CS5, same MacPro. Is this a bug?
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Yes that was a bug at one time.

Have you installed all the Photoshop updates?
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graeme

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yes, and that fixed it, THANKS.
But now the central cross hair cursor is missing from the tool in liquify
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try holding down the option key when launching Liquify.
this launches it in non GPU mode (or something like that) - same as CS5.
if your video card isn't supported the new CS6 Liquify will cause artifacts.
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The cursor problem is only on RGB images. (when in GPU mode). Like you suggest, holding alt when launching liquify bring crosshair back, but reduces performance.
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i think its ok - just have to work alittle slow, more carefully. its better than having artifacts in the finished product.
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The central cursor crosshairs are now controlled by the cursor preferences in the main Photoshop application.