Photoshop: Layer mode accidentally changes to "Hard Mix"

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How to reproduce:
    • create a Library,
    • create a color in that library,
    • select the color.

  • Now press Alt+Shift and the layer mode will change to "Hard Mix"

on Photoshop CC 2015 on Mac os X
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Filip Vandueren

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Posted 3 years ago

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David, Official Rep

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Howdy Filip,

Are you able to reproduce this problem reliably?  Are you sure about the steps?  Could there be one or more missing?  What specific OS are you running (such as 10.10.3 etc)?

I tried and was unable to trigger this problem on either Windows or Mac.

Thanks,
David
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Filip Vandueren

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Triggers on both mine and my wife's Macbook pro, both running Latest Photoshop on Yosemite 10.10.5.

Triggers everytime:

Select a color from a user Library (not the main swatches)

Press Alt-Shift... (before I can press backspace) the layer mode changes to "Hard Mix"

If I hide the Libraries pane before I Press those keys, it doesn't happen.
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eartho

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there is no Alt button in OS X... do you mean OPT or CMD?
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Filip Vandueren

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Well, it's the one that has "alt" written on it.
But yes: technically it's the option key :-)
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Chris Cox

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Looks like you need a shape layer selected in the layers palette - then it is reproducible. Happens even if you move the cursor elsewhere, but only after selecting a color in Libraries.

If you put focus elsewhere (clicking in a text field of another panel, or click something in another palette (like a swatch, layer, or different tool)), it won't happen.
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Filip Vandueren

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Yes, true: clicking someplace else will usually prevent it from happening
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Filip Vandueren

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On my systems it doesn't matter what kind of layer: empty, text, masked, shape...
Happens every time.
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Elliot Birch

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This one keeps screwing me over. Nothing worse than sending off a design and having layers set to hard mix and the client asks where something is. Really frustrating. Please fix this bug!
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Chris Cox

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We have, and are testing the fix now.
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Elliot Birch

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Awesome. This will be a huge quality of life fix for me as each day I probably press Alt/Option+Shift like 600 times. Thank you :)