Photoshop CC 2018: Lost features with latest update

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Love the new brushes implemented with latest version. Hate that I can't use a number of them as an eraser. And the Recent Brushes area also now force my tool to change from Eraser to Brush. Before if I used a tool, it'd pop up in the Recent Brushes window. I can then switch to Eraser and click the thumbnail in the Recent Brushes to use the shape as an Eraser.

Dragging files from desktop into a Photoshop document has changed it's behavior in regards to where the files are placed upon import. Before if you zoomed out so the full canvas is shown, anything you drag in is automatically centered. If you were zoomed in, your files would be placed where your mouse was. Now there is no automatic centering. (Beyond that, as others have mentioned, why isn't there an Import button?)

Liquify setting. Before you can Liquify one layer, then press Last Filter and it'd apply the exact same Liquify settings to a different layer. It no longer seems to do that in the latest update. The Liquify it applies to the second layer is somehow different. Photoshop 2017's Liquify still works the way I expect it to though.
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Paolo Domeniconi

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Hi,
you can do the same thing saving your brushes unclicking "Include tool settings" but you will lose some options of the latest version. The simplest method is to change "painting mode" from "normal" to "clear", your brush will work as an eraser.

You can use File/place embedded for importing centered

I tried it and Liquify works as you expected. Are you sure that the second layer is completely unlocked? I mean Lock transparent pixel, Image pixel, etc.
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And it looks like I jumped the gun. :(
Only the old Brush Sets that shipped with Photoshop are added. Not new brushes. I will see if adding new .abr files like the Kyle brushes to the preset folder will trick Photoshop into adding them "legacy converted".  Sorry for the misinformation.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Edit:Nope, adding the file to the presets and renaming thme it to "legacy brushes", replacing the original doesn't work. It only adds the kyle brushes unaltered with all the new options activated. Ah too bad, would have been wonderful. Something like" convert to legacy brushes" would be needed. Or a simple checkbox "don't use tool information" ideally with a shortcut attached.
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About Liquify, it seems important to define an external non-transparent area in all layers, so the filter will work the same way inside. What I can do to make the filter repeatable on different layers is to frame each one. here I used a red line that I will have to cut out.
Unfortunately, the selection tool is not helpful in this case.
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About Liquify, it seems important to define an external non-transparent area in all layers, so the filter will work the same way inside. What I can do to make the filter repeatable on different layers is to frame each one. here I used a red line that I will have to cut out.
Unfortunately, the selection tool is not helpful in this case.
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Ellen Su

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Mmmmmm yeah. It'd be good so we don't have to do that. So many issues can arise with possibly not getting the "frame" pixels out of the way or having to redo whatever the frame pixels overlap. Thanks for finding a temporary workaround though.

Hope they fix this soon for the next patch.
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I've found that if you select the Liquify menu option while pressing Alt (windows 10) it loads the last mesh, or a saved mesh, just as the previous versions did (ie using the canvas size instead of the layer contents boundaries). Sadly, it doesn't work with Ctr+F, but at least is less cumbersome than doing a marquee for each layer.

Also, there is another thread about this particular issue https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/photoshop-cant-repeat-liquify-cmd-f-on-multip...
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