Photoshop Elements: Brush painting in unspecified areas

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Found a glych in Photoshop Elements 10. When painting in colors after eyedropper color match, the program often puts those same colors in areas of the photo where they're not wanted in addition to the selected areas. This is evidenced by either pixels or a continuous line across my photo.
For example, photographed machines on a white background. Used the quick selection tool to outline the machine and then painted out the background to white. Then sampled colors from the machine to correct imperfections and Elements drops the color in the white background and across the machine.
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Are you using a tablet input device?
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No. I am simply selecting tools with the mouse and dropping the new colors into the photos. Its really erratic, sometimes puts streaks of the selected color randomly in the photo, sometimes just circles of the color in unwanted areas. And the worst part is its intermittent, so you have to go back and check your image for these glyches and then re-correct again.
I found the overseas help totally useless and a waste of my time.
Thanks for answering me.

Arnie H.
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never got my question answered nor problem solved.
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Intermittent behavior suggests conflicts, such as anti-virus doing a quick background scan and causing a hiccough in high memory applications.

Try disabling all background applications and test your workflow again to see if the same behavior repeats itself. To fully disable all background applications, please follow these instructions: Disable startup items, services | Windows