Photoshop CC 2015: Adjustment Brush broken in Camera Raw filter

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I recently downloaded the latest version of photoshop, and over the past few days have been using the adjustment brush on some photocopied documents to clean up the shadowed edges (exposure +.6, feather 75 covering some text, exposure +1, feather 35 on the edge of the page past the text). My flow and density levels are 100. Previously, I noticed that the "preview" in Camera Raw Filter showed the changes I wanted, but then after clicking "ok" the changes were significantly minimized (less dramatic). Today, no changes seem to stick after clicking "ok." Even when I raised my exposure to 5 and used the adjustment brush on some of the text turning it essentially white in preview, nothing showed up on the actual image once I hit "ok."

Any ideas?

Note: I tried to replicate the issue to take a photo, and it randomly started working perfectly again. It has been periodically failing.
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Nancy

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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What OS/version are you on?

After you make your changes, are clicking the [Open Image], [Cancel] or [Done] button? (there is no OK button)
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Windows 7
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Nancy

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I am clicking "ok"

I'm on windows 7
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Nancy

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I am clicking "ok"
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Ahh, I see...to commit the brush.

If you do something more drastic, like +5 exposure, do you see the results?
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Nancy

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Yup, to commit the brush!
To answer your question, I initially saw some results with more drastic settings, but only barely. I repeatedly applied super drastic settings to achieve mild (and not even sufficient) results. Every time, preview mode made it look like I would almost white-out my entire image, but after committing the brush barely anything changed. After a while, no changes happened at all and I still never achieved the -small- amount of exposure change I wanted to begin with. Could using the filter repeatedly on the same image be part of the problem?
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Kelly C., Senior Lightroom QE

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Did you accidentally press the “Toggle between current settings and defaults for the visible panel only” button in the bottom right corner of the tool bar?
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Mohit Goyal, Technical Support Consultant

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Please update the camera raw plugin to 9.6 and check if that helps.
https://helpx.adobe.com/camera-raw/kb/camera-raw-plug-in-installer.html