Some people had the same problem as me. They had a total black screen, couldn't make/open files anymore. After 2-3 days searching about a solution, I still hadn't a solution.
What did I tested?
First I thought the interface was the problem. When I was going to Photoshop CC > Preferences > General -> (unclick) Use Legacy “New Document” Interface
My interface was back, the total black screen was away. I could make a new document, but again couldn't open a document and some functions were disabled. When I reinstalled my Photoshop CC 2017 the problem came back.
What is the solution?
Properly, the interface of Adobe Photoshop CC is working with Microsoft Visual Studio. Normally on a Windows PC Microsoft Visual Studio is standard installed. I reinstalled my Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 (link below)
Choosed (English - x86) and restart my pc. When I launched Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 I could make documents/open files again as before. Also the functions which didn't worked are working now.
For me this was the solution for this problem. Let me know if this solution helps you also!
Been struggling with this problem all day. i just updated to PS2018 but when launched just got total black screen. All the menus across the top opened but nothing seemed to be working. none of the advice i found online was working so i was just about to revert back to the previous version when low & behold I found the 'workspace' tab under the 'windows' tab. clicked photography and hey presto! we're good to go.
Just sayin in case someone else is struggling with this problem. I thought I had a duff download when all along it was working... DOH!
If I change screen mode to "Full Screen Mode with Menu Bar" I can see my image and work but when I switch back to "Standard Screen Mode" my work area turns black.
I restarted photoshop: nothing. Restarted the machine: nothing.
Anyone have a recommendation?
Someone else in the office has had the same problem but he says it corrects itself on restart.