Photoshop: Mostly unusable after Catalina upgrade

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Editing my original post.

I originally thought the issue was with just the move tool, but now realize that most tools in Photoshop CC no longer work after the Catalina upgrade. I can't use any kind of brush (including normal brush, spot healing, etc.), the move tool, the text tool, the marquee tool, etc. As soon as I open an image, the cursor changes to a hand, and nothing that requires dragging or brushing works from that point forward.
I can still add layers and adjustments, but that's about the extent of what I can do.

With Catalina being out in beta for a few months now, how does something like this happen? Can we please have an ETA for a fix?
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Update: uninstalling Photoshop, shutting down the computer, restarting, and reinstalling Photoshop, seems to have fixed the hand cursor issue. Fingers crossed that it doesn't recur.