Photoshop update (june 2020) layers are acting quite differently.

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Since the latest Photoshop update (June 2020) I am finding that layers are acting quite differently. When adding a duplicate layer and changing the blending mode, things are much more harsh and changing the opacity no longer works. Even turning the layer off does nothing. When running portraiture, the layer opacity does not work either. Is anyone having these strange issues?
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Susan Dodd

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Beverley Pohlner

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Exactly the same thing is happening to me, and it is useless trying to use it, so I have reverted back to an older version until they get the problems fixed. There seems to be a large number of them.
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Susan Dodd

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I'm about to do the same thing, Beverley!  So frustrating!!
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Robyn Littlejohn

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It seems like there are multiple problems with the new upgrade.  I find it unusable and have reverted back to the previous version!
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David Potter

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I have found that layer edits are not reflected on the main screen. Eg. using a delete brush doesn't show on the screen but shows on the layer icon at the side? Not sure of correct terminology but net result is that I am reverting back to old version as new version is unworkable
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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If you go to Preferences > Performance... and uncheck "Legacy Compositing" do things work as expected?
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Susan Dodd

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Jeffrey.....I did revert back to the previous version, but when I look on that version it is unchecked.  I would have to re-update.  And I'm hesitant to do that and then have to revert again and lose all my actions and stuff. 
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David Potter

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I have also reverted to the prior version of Photoshop. I don't want to update and then have to revert again if checking this setting doesn't solve the problem. I tried turning it on in the reverted version and it doesn't recreate the problem? I have turned it off again and will keep using the reverted Photoshop until a definite solution is proposed.