New 2015.5 select and mask tool is a big step back !!

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Dear Adobe friends,

i ́am sorry to say this, but the new 2015.5 select tool and kind of masking is a big step back. I am Photoshop Artist since many years and doing composings with Photoshop - and normally I was very happy in the past by using different tools.

One of the most needed and important tools - for excample to select hairs - ist the select and the mask tool.

Now you have re-lauched this 2 tools - and this is a big step back !! The new mask optimizing ist first of all very slow - the brush works very jerky and summary it doesn ́t find pixels and edges as it did in the past.

So actually it ́s not possible to get a good selection of fine structures. The tool selects anything but not that what is was meant for.

I have switched back to CC 2015 and expect a working tool with the next update.

Poor Adobe



Greetings Wolfgang
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Wolfgang

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Tina Wellenstein

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How do you switch back to CC 2015?
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Tina Wellenstein

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I have had the same problems as Wolfgang has described, only I get error messages and Photoshop shuts down with CC2015.5, Adobe should've worked out the bugs before passing the upgrade onto us.
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Wolfgang

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Hi Tina,


to get back to the old version, just open the Creative cloud.
See Apps - scroll down to the link App list.

There you find the option older versions.
When openen choose PS - install.
There you hav the option which version you want to install.

Generally:
When updating to a new version - there appears this dialog box.
Do not just push the update button - have a look in the advanced options.
Then discheck "remove old version"

In this case the new version will be installed - and the old version still stays on your computer - so it is much easier to switch between the versions.

Greetings Wolfgang