Photoshop CC 2018: Healing and Spot Healing Brush Lag

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In most recent 2018 update, healing and spot healing brush have become much less responsive, sometimes taking multiple seconds after completion of stroke to affect the image.

Late 2016 Macbook, up to date OS and Software

I've done the regular things like turning off OpenCL and changing other performance options... no change.
GIF framerate is sped up 2x 

 
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Steve,

Can you take a look at your console log to see if the OS or Photoshop is reporting anything there?  Also, it would be worth looking at activity monitor to see if PS CC 2018 is using more CPU when using those tools compared to previous versions.  Thanks.
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Hi Adam,
Thanks for the speedy reply.
Nothing abnormal in memory or CPU resources. I've purged the history, tried many combinations of performance variables in PS settings, the only thing that fixes it is a restart of PS.
I'm not sure what to look for in the console log. No errors are showing up for Adobe or Photoshop

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Have you restarted your computer after the update? I had another customer report this issue and a restart of their system corrected the issue.
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Stephen Newport

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I did try a restart and Disk First Aid, neither have resolved the issue
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Stephen Newport

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Technically a restart of OS or Photoshop reset the problem, but it comes back after a short time of working every time.
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This is happening to me too, I've called tech support twice, I hope Adobe comes up with a solution quick because it's costing many of us time and money for this insane lag, restarting PS over and over again is a lame option and not realistic. Tech support told me to reset brush settings to default but this is a pain too that doesn't always work. I use a Wacom Cintiq 13 touch tablet but it does the lag even without the tablet.

I'm about to go back to 2017 version because this one should never have been released with these glitches. Next time they should have full time professional retouchers and artist use the products before they release them. It would have been discovered in minutes...
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Vincent Minor

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Turn off smoothing and you should be good. Seemed to work for a lot of people now.
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Ivan Mladenov

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turning off smothing doesn't work for ever......after cca 1hour of work is there a lag again :( 
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Jeff Allen

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I have this problem too and the tool gets stuck showing black on the subject. Rubbish update period. 
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Daniel Herman

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I also have this issue. The tool lags several seconds between clicks. Sometimes it behaves as it I'm Shift-clicking (the healing brush makes straight lines between click points). I've restarted my computer several times since the update, and the only remedy seems to be restarting Photoshop when the symptoms occur. I thought it could be a Wacom driver issue, but it doesn't seem to be the case.

2014 5K 27" iMac
4GHz Intel i7
32GB RAM
AMD Radeon R9 M290X w/ 2048MB of memory
250GB SSD

  
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I came in here to report the same problem. I work on typically very large images (10,000 pixels) and the spot healing brush is now almost unusable. There is incredible lag, so I can no longer go from spot to spot as the lag will either not catch up or it will create a line point between the two spots and create an even larger delay. 

Back to the clone tool in the meantime. Hope there is a fix for this. Wouldn't have updated if I had known of the slowdown...

On OS 10.2.6 and have restarted after installation.
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Ken Friberg

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I too experienced the "line point between two spots" almost like holding shift between each click. Rebooting PS cleared it up but saving large 16-bit files takes a while. However, I have also recently worked a long period of time without the issue. 
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Stephen Newport

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Don't forget to hit the "me too" so this bug becomes a priority
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> Back to the clone tool in the meantime. Hope there is a fix for this. Wouldn't have updated if I had known of the slowdown...>

You're not stuck on 2018. You can reinstall 2017 if you uninstalled it. Personally, I keep the last version back for some time after installing a new version—just in case something comes up that makes my life harder.
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I am having the same exact issue. Reseting PS fixes it. But, it ALWAYS crops up again AFTER I run the dust/scratches filter. That seems to set it off for me.
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Same thing here. Mine happens immediately. I get the lag and the lines. I tried resetting to "use the legacy algorithm" for healing brush, but that almost made it worse. Beta testing during my workday is a hassle. 
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I am  having the same problem which never existed with prior versions.  I have a very high end PC with all SSD drives .... this is crazy.  Editing has become a nightmare.  Please fix this ASAP.  Reboots, resets, turning off GPU card, etc. makes no difference.  Unacceptable.
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Here's my sample of the issue.
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Stephen Newport

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Don't forget to hit the "me too" so this bug becomes a priority
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rogéz

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have the exact same situation on Win10 with Intell 8core, 32gb ram and nvidia 1060 6gb. The bug is in the (Spot) Healing Brush tool, the Patch tool works perfectly like with PS18.
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David Nadeau

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I've had the exact same problem. I cursed at my screen all day and finally tapped out. Uninstalled and back to CC 2017.
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Jeremie Nassif

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me too !
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Ken Friberg

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Problem solved with Nov 14, 2017 update
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Same here , 2017 was like this inte first release too .
Today’s release seems to have solved it. -
- question is why release it with such a unusable blatant bug ?
Us photographer and retouching houses reply on cloning and healing

Is it not being beta tested by Pro people ?
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Ok, it's not just the healing tool for me. Zooming in and panning are occasionally lagging exactly the same as the healing tool, taking multiple seconds to react, but the cursor freezes for these two actions in between rendering.
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Having same problems, with painting brushes, especially any effect and tne new brushes.
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Stephen Newport

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Love the new algorithm for the Select and Mask tool, but healing brush makes it unusable... have to switch back to 2017, don't have time to keep testing.
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Ann Shelbourne

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Did you trash your Prefs when you installed CC 2018?
I had problems with the Healing Brush until I trashed my Prefs and rebooted the computer.
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Bruce Allinson

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Same issue here people - the spot healing brush is now totally unusable with one simple click on the smallest specs of dust taking 10 seconds (I have timed it a couple of times) to complete it's healing.

Ironically the healing brush in Lightroom that I have complained about being too slow and unusable for years is now faster and more usable than the one in Photoshop! (though still no wear near good enough for Adobe to brag about it as an improvement the way they have been, it's still poor).

I've hit the Me Too button - and hope they can fix this soon I have hundreds of macro shots of micro chips to work through and although they were cleaned extensively every spec of dust on the product looks huge!
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Bruce Allinson

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After a day of messing about I appear to have overcome this issue - I'm not the methodical type unfortunately so I'm not exactly sure what I did to fix the problem but I recommend you persevere. Lots of reboots and checking drivers - "one of" the last things I did was unplug the Wacom art pad all together then reboot - after this I found the spot brush to be working nice a fast, and after I plugged the art pad back in with everything still running - it has been OK since then, (I'm not touching anything else until I have finished this job).
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I take it all back - the solution, whatever it was, did not last -

I feel like I've been sold a great looking car but when I looked under the bonnet it had a wound up elastic band where the engine should be! -

Why are large companies allowed to sell things that do not work as described?
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and why must we pay for it? the spot healing is broken, i'd like this month's fee discounted thank you Adobe. I'm lucky I have the luxury this week to take some time away from editing.
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A lot of companies I support do this.. if they have a moderate to big screw-up they, before anyone even has time to notice, automatically credit the month for free..... A much appreciated and respectful gesture....
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We've had other reports of slow brush performance fixed with a preference reset and restart. If you haven't tried this yet, please do: use the button "Reset Preferences on Quit" from Preferences > General, then restart your system.  Does the lag still occur?  Please let me know.  Thanks.
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I tested this and it gave the same results as restarting the program... works for a bit then goes downhill
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Hi Adam, I did this about an hour ago (Reset Prefs on Quit) and so far so good
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Jody Pachniuk

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Update, still working well after 3+ hours :)
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Thanks. So far so good here too.
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TRashed preferences and it's gone for now. But so are all of my preferences. Bummer of a solution. 
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I'm having the same issue also. Tried everything, several PS performance settings, maintenance routines on my Mac, deleting caches....all of it after a few minutes working, the healing brush starts lagging again. Will this be fixed with a patch or should I go back to previous version.
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This isn't the solution guys, its posted further down. Slide the smoothing slider down to 0%
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Sandy Morrisa

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This did not work for me
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Bruce Allinson

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Sorry for the FALSE HOPE everyone . . . 

Well whatever fixed it did not last,  just a couple of hours use and it's now as bad as it ever was - Looks like its something Adobe broke and I can't fix it!!! I'm so far behind now this is now costing me money.
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Can the people affected by this please help us by providing what type of file they're seeing this on?  8bit, 16bit? RGB, large, small, amount of layers?  Any info would be helpful for us in trying to reproduce this.  Thanks.
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I always work in 8bit, usually RGB.

I've experienced this problem on images ~10,000 x 7,000 pixels (155 dpi), single layer.

Also experiencing this on smaller 1200x1200 multi-layered TIF files (~8 layers), regardless of the toggle sample all layers being on or not.

I counted just now and it took over 20 seconds to clean up a single "spot" (20 pixel brush) on the 10,000x7000 flat image. The time on the smaller one is 3 seconds.
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This really should not matter they are the same type of files as the last few thousand files I was using all year long and before.

My use of PS is very repetitive this app should work no matter what the files and it especially should work at least as well as it did before on the same files - unless it is a downgrade!

But as you asked they are just simple RAW files straight out of a Fujifilm GFX 50s on a round trip from some basic batch processing in Lightroom (so it becomes a PS file when I hit the edit in PS comment in Lightroom of course) - if you think it's down to file size what the hell is going to happen when I want to look at large something out the Hasselblad or even larger such as our large format film scans.

Just make it work as it did before we never had to use specific type or size of file before.

BTW - I just reset preferences on quit and of course now my PS looks bad and I need to spend a whole load more time finding my way around it and putting everything back where I expect it to be!!
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Happening on all tested files sizes from normal pro cameras, always 16bit Profoto
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Seems to happen to me after I run the dust/scratches filter.
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> Seems to happen to me after I run the dust/scratches filter.>

So how long has a retouching session been before this happens, and is it always after the dust&scratches filter? I tried it out on an old scan using D&S to remove just the smallest bits of dust, then spent another 15 minutes rapidly going over the entire image with the Spot Healing brush, and I had one incident where it "connected the dots," which it sometimes does, but other than that, it never lagged at all and I never slowed down. So does it take going through a few images like that to make it become a problem?
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For me it has nothing to do with dust and scratch. I haven't noticed a pattern, but it will happen shortly into the first image I start work on after opening the program
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8 bit, rgb, 5267x5267, 5 raster layers, 4 smart objects (2 with gaussian blur, 1 with liquify and puppet warp), 1 solid color with vector mask . Small lags 1-2 sec. (but with pretty good computer configuration). Tablet used, wacom.
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8bit, psd format, 2 layer, 7300x4900px, RGB image
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8 bit 10,000x7,000 pixels RGB, many adjustment layers, smart objects, regular pixel layers.
8 bit 4,500x6,500 pixels RGB no layers, just the background
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16bit psd, 4000x3000px, one layer!, RGB, win10 PC
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.dng file (from Canon 5D3) opened from Lightroom i.e. no layers. I add a single transparent new layer above to do healing. The first heals are ok for a short while then it just gets very slow as reported by others. Have to close and re launch Ps every few minutes to get the speed back. It used to be as close as possible to real time but now it's worse than Lightroom. Using Wacom on MacOs Sierra
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16bit, RGB, 25MPix, mouse.
Lag starting after around 25 clicks (+3000Mb of RAM / working set).
GPU peak to 25% during each lag
CPU peak to 30% during each lag

System:
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Number of Launches: 306
Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit
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GUIDBucket:
Application folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2018\
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8bit and 16bit uncompressed TIF files, color space is Adobe 1998. Files are typically 11,000px X 14000 pixels, created with a Betterlight 8K 4x5 scanback camera. 
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Also it would be helpful to know if you are driving PS with a mouse or tablet.  Thanks.
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Mathew Sargent

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Mouse here. I have tried with a tablet and am experiencing the same results (no faster or slower)
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Stephen Newport

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Intuos Pro 2015 (tested with multiple Wacom drivers, both current and two years old)
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Have tried both, same issue.
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Ivan Mladenov

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doesn't matter, mouse or wacom intuos 3, still the same lag 
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Jo Anne Richards

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no diff
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Kevin Luc

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Same issue here with me. As a professional retoucher who does this full time, it's really taken its toll on my speed. I'm using an Intuos 5 tablet.
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Experiencing same behavior as others . Small  to large images . Using either Intuos Pro tablet, or mouse. 
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Adam Jerugim, Employee

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Matthew,

Could you do us a favor and use Activity Monitor to sample Photoshop while it takes 20 secs for healing to complete?  (on your larger image)

To do that, launch Activity Monitor, select the Photoshop process, start your heal in PS, then go back to Activity Monitor and click option-cmd-S.  Then please post the sample here.  It may give us a clue as to why it is taking so long to complete.

Thanks.
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This isn't a 22 second delay, but it is a 10 second delay. The sample appeared about a second before the process finished
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Medium sized images—as far as pixel dimensions, Mac El Capitan on an old Mac Pro with Wacom Intuos 4. No lag. Brush sizes over 300 px might take just over a second. Brushes 1000 px + can take up to 5 seconds with use all layers depending on detail, or lack thereof, to pull from, but more typically are taking about 3 seconds. Spot Healing or Healing the same. I did check on the driver—I'd updated my Wacom driver not long ago when I'd had a problem, but saw that now I'm not on the latest driver. I'm on 6.3.24.1 and current is 6.3.25.2. 

So with my setup, I'm just not seeing this.  Oh, should add, I'm using both 8bit and 16 bit images all the time.
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Same issue here and it's getting reallllyyy irritating. You click heal and then...nothing happens for like 1-2 seconds. 
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Ahmad Reza

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yes! it's so annoy
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joshua sim

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oh and changing colour temperature also take longer than the last version. 
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joshua sim

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oh and changing colour temperature also take longer than the last version. 
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Emerson Utracik

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I had this issue before the update, but only on files of 2GB+, many layers, 16-bit, RGB.
Now having it on files of ~117mb, 1 layer, 16-bit, RGB.
Does it with wacom tablet, slightly quicker with (Logitech) mouse. Haven't tried a larger file yet.
Win 7, 16GB RAM, letting PS use 12GB. Loads of scratch disk space.
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Hey Emerson,
Can you let us know which tablet and driver you have? So far people have said the Intros Pro and 5, but someone on a 4 didn't appear to be having the issue, not sure if that's the variable though.
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Emerson Utracik

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I'm just on a cheap-and-cheerful Bamboo!
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Ahmad Reza

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i have the same problem. spot healing brush is always hanging when i use it for a picture. brush tool has a lag too. i think, i should not update 
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I'm getting this issue too, similar circumstances as others. Small to medium sized images 200-1200mb, 5-20 layers, 20mp, 16 bit, ProPhoto RGB. I have been using a mouse mostly today but I do have a Wacom Intuos Pen Small plugged in. Mac OS Sierra 10.12.6.

I noticed on one instance it was working fine (after a restart of Photoshop) then I switched to the brush and started doing some masking then switched back to the spot healing brush and it was back to lagging.
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Mathew Sargent

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Using a brush absolutely triggered this for me.
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Stephen Newport

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YES... Everything works fine until the first stroke of the brush tool, immediately after that switching back to heal it starts lagging.
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Stephen Newport

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As per previous comments, Rob discovered it happens after using the brush.
I played around with it to see if there are specific brush settings that are causing this and discovered, on my end, if I turn smoothing off on the brush the problem goes away... have no idea how smoothing on the brush tool could affect the heal tool, but.....
So you have to turn off a new [very nice] feature of 2018 so you can use 2018.
Can any adobe peeps respond to this?
Thanks
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Emerson Utracik

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+1
Turning off smoothing on the brush works! ...providing you restart PS afterwards and then keep smoothing off.
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Adam Jerugim, Employee

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Looks like my suggestion came a few minutes late :)

I'm glad we have a workaround for now, we'll see about getting a proper fix out asap.  Thanks again for everyone's help getting to the bottom of this.
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Cristen Gillespie

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I can confirm. I had no problems until using the Paintbrush with smoothing at 0 in the Options bar, but enabled in the Brush Settings. Then all heck broke loose.
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Stephen Newport

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Thanks for confirming, Adam! 
Really stoked about the new smoothing options. The new pull-string option will be much appreciated for the times it becomes necessary for precision work. Thanks!
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Mathew Sargent

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I am also glad to finally have a smoothing option. I can't tell you how many times I did something in illustrator just to get a smoother look i couldn't achieve in photoshop.
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Cristen Gillespie

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> I am also glad to finally have a smoothing option. >

I agree. Once they decouple the healing brushes from any Smoothing, or whatever it is they have to do, the Smoothing feature using the Options bar means drawing in PS is easily possible now with as much or little hand wobble as we want to see.  :-)  I also like seeing a little ahead of where I'm drawing with the string. I find it helps me shape the line better.
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Ivan Mladenov

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nothing changes if I switch a smoothing off in brush window. still same lag on healing brush. have a win10 (last update) PC, everything worked perfectly on CC 2017 
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Vincent Minor

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Turned smoothing off and restarted and it definitely helped. Still a tiny lag much more than the 2017 version though but definitely better with smoothing off.
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Paul Thompson

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Definitely helps to have smoothing turned off i.e. at 0 but I found I have to set the brush smoothing to zero and then close Ps and reopen. Just changing the smoothing to zero on the brush and going back to the healing brush whilst still in an image had no effect.

By the way has anyone else lost the ability to use the space bar to get the hand tool to quickly move the document?
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For me, turning xmoothing to 0 on the paint brush slider seems to have done the trick — the box is still ticked as on, but the 0 setting holds from one launch and session to another. If there is any lag, it is so low as to be unnoticable with both spot and standard healing brush (in Legacy mode). No space bar/hand tool issues,. I have used the new bluetooth and older wireless Intuos tablet with no difference.
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Michael R

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i love how you MORONS at Adobe really test things hard and proper before releasing.  One of the most used tools in all of photoshop and you dont even test it? lol you guys are a JOKE!!!!!!!
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Stephen Newport

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Michael,
Come on dude.....
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Michael R

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sorry but they havent fixed the program for the past 2 years and keep making claims that are false.  I have had enough.  I pay enough for the program to work.  And come on dude 2nd most used tool in photoshop they didnt test it before release? come on dude.
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Neal Stillman

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yes please fix this asap - very disruptive... thx
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Zolee Gabor

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Got a new update to PS today. Does this solve the healing brush problem, shall we go and install it? Anyone tried it already?
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Stephen Hutchinson

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Zolee, I'll wait to see if the new update introduces any new bugs. For now, the "fix" that is out there is working for me. So it's a "no go" until I hear that the "update" is really ready for prime time.
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dominika s

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This post is 2 months old and still no fix?Ive tried the smooth, I've tried the cache, I've tried the reboot, updates etc etc.. it's not working. Has anyone found a fix? I'm on the latest update.
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Hi Dominika,

Sorry for the frustration, but there was a fix for this issue. If you're still having this problem it's likely coming from somewhere else. Would you mind starting a new thread? Please include your OS and version of Photoshop. If you want to be extra helpful please paste the contents of Help > System Info into the thread too.

Regards,
Hannah
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Yeah, all fixed on this end.