If I enter the Liquify tool via keyboard shortcut Shift+Ctrl+X then I cannot use the shortcut F to select the Freeze tool.
If I enter via the menu Filter - Liquify then the F key can be used as a shortcut.
This is in CC2017.1.1 on Windows 10 64 bit.
I can't seem to repro this problem. Can you tell me more? Do W, R, E, C, S, B, O, D, A, H, and Z also work or fail? Are the keystrokes simply ignored? Do you get a beep? Something else?
Finally, any chance you have a tablet or other device attached? How about a companion app that grabs keyboard input, particularly screen capture or audio/video editor?
Thanks for responding. The issue was raised on the Photoshop Forum earlier today and I was able to replicate it - hence my post here.
It is strange in that it only happens if entering Liquify via the shortcut Shift +Ctrl+X. F and B are then ignored (the others are OK) . No message, no beep.
Entering Liquify via the menu then both F and B keys work correctly
I do have a WACOM tablet but I tried disconnecting and made no difference. I did originally have SNAGIT running - again I've closed it down and the behaviour is the same. Anything else I can do to test/help please let me know.
Hi David - Apologies I have not had the chance to try uninstalling the other software yet but ...I did get feedback from the other Photoshop forum member who originally raised the issue on the Photoshop forum. He has no tablet and no screen capture, or similar, software installed or running.
What I did find today whilst using the software was this:
Going into Liquify via the menu works OK until the Alt key is pressed. At that point, the liquify properties under "View Options" show F underlined as the shortcut for Show Face Overlay and B underlined as the shortcut for Show Backdrop. So pressing F or B is now switching those options on and off rather than the tools. I could not find a way to turn that back off again once Alt had turned it on.
This is not the actual Alt key stuck as that Alt key still works perfectly for going from Cancel to Reset and back or for reversing the direction of the pucker /bloat tools.
I hope that helps