Photoshop CC 2015: Healing Tool doesn't work on separate R G B channels

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There is a bug in Photoshop CC2015 for PC. The healing tool does not work on separate channels. For example, the tool gives a "program error" when used only in the Red Channel. The tool gives no error message in Blue and Green channels, but has no visible effect either. Under composite RGB mode, it seems to work (usually), although it works more poorly than CC2014, giving anomalous effects when trying to heal speckled areas. This bug has been confirmed with Adobe Technical Support on-line chat.
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Michelle Taylor

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Chris Cox

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I can reproduce this. It has no effect because the program error prevents the operation from completing.
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Zach Nader

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Red Channel - Content Aware Fill Fails.

Content-aware fill, in the current version of Photoshop CC, no longer works on the red channel (when only the red channel is selected) of an RGB file. These corrections worked in the past and still work on all other individual channels in RGB and CMYK. You'll see the same problem with the spot healing brush on the red channel, and probably some other similar types of corrections. Please help!
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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This issue was fixed by the 2015.0.1 update.