Photoshop CC 2015: Healing brush problem

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Healing brush is not working as good as in the past. It creates much more smudges. I also get an little white border around my retouches when retouching on an other layer.
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Posted 5 years ago

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Chris Cox

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We need to see an example of what you are referring to.
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Nick West

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Bram Declercq

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That is it!
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Bram Declercq

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Plus this problem too. I show one before and one after in CC2015 and then I did the same in CC2014. You can clearly see that he actually made two new spots in 2015 and everything is clear in 2014. In general, in CC2015 he makes more smudge too. I had to go back to 2014 for that, cause the result is really below my standards.
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Nick West

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Bram please can you 'me too' this post https://c.getsatisfaction.com/photosh...
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Stephan Bollinger

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Same issues here. White "outline" artefacts and smudges.
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Chris Cox

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Alright, the healing brush team is investigating.
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Dillon P B

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So... any solution? Can I downgrade then please? I have work to accomplish and this ain't working lads.
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Chris Cox

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You can always install the older versions from the Creative Cloud app.
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Dillon P B

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Chris, can you tell me which version is affected by this issue, and which downgrade I would need to pursue to fix this error? Thank you!
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Chris Cox

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CC 2015 is the only version with this issue.
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Rob Morris

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yeah, just updated and am having this problem - the healing brush tool is basically useless right now :(
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I'm having the same issue also... had to do more cloning now vs healing brush :(
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Dillon P B

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Getting this after getting into fine retouching ie. healing brush work after a few hours of work put in. Going to close and reopen and see if issue is still there..
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Ryan Murray

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Same happening to me as well. I've noticed that the issue is minimal when the brush hardness is 100%, but very bad when the brush hardness is 0%. The attached screen grab shows two lines: one clear line that I made to frame the less distinct line that resulted from the healing brush.
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Adobe please revert back to the old healing brush tool. There were a few things that you had to watch out for when using it but with practice and skill you could achieve flawless results with it. In my mind you've changed something that really didn't need changing. It's a completely useless tool now.

Anything other than a single point sample and you get these white lines. Plus it seems much worse at sampling both the source texture and the target colour tones.
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Very true! I need the old one back.
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Dillon P B

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Yea, I need it like last week. I goto twerk ya know.
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I don ́t have these problem but i do have these and already asked my fellow colleagues to see if it was only on my pc and no, it happens with them also.
I already post these on the other Adobe Forum.
So,does anyone notice that, if you use these tools, Spot Healing Brush Tool,Healing Brush Tool and Patch tool in RED channel. ONLY in the RED, Photoshop gives you a program error???
With Clone everything is normal. I try in 8 and 16 bit images and the program error appears in both
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As a note I had versions of this problem even previously but very occasionally- however enough of a problem that I had moved away from the tool. This looks exactly like what I would get.
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Interesting. I use the Healing Brush extensively at home (OS X) and a bit at work (Win 7) and haven't seen that on either system.
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whew! I thought I was the only one with this issue.
Add me in too
the texture is a lot more mottled. it used to smooth over the wrinkles, not it just adds some sorta weird skin disease.
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Same problem here, on a Mac Mini i7 2.6 Ghz, it shows less at 100% zoom but still shows.



100% zoom:

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So Chris Cox, do you guys have any idea how long will it take to fix this on 2015? Will it be like a week or a couple of months?
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Some trouble here on Windows 7.

It works perfectly if used on the background layer, but if I create a new blank layer and heal onto that layer (using 'sample from current and below') then it creates the white edges around the areas healed.

I've had to revert to CC 2014 as CC 2015 is useless for any retouching work for us (without having to just work on one background layer).

It is probably worth mentioning that I'm running a Radeon R9 270X Video Card with the latest drivers.
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Dillon P B

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How does one revert to CC 2014?
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Nick West

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Dillon: Look under 'additional apps' and 'previous versions' in your CC application.
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Andre Schneider

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I only have Lightroom 5 under "previous versions"
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I guess it's a video card driver issue, because I can't get to replicate this in any way. I'm on a MacBookPro Retina Late2013 with CC2015 and 10.10.4 (latest beta and latest Cuda Driver).
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I have an iMac 27" i7 3.5GHz with the 4Gb GTX780M and I still have issues with the new photoshop
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Actually its definitely NOT a driver issue. We have people, who did NOT have this problem before. They are running completely different setups - indeed, even Mac and PC, and now they are having the problem. The ONLY thing that changed was Photoshop - which is the only thing these people have in common. The ONLY common denominator is Photoshop. Its not a driver issue, at least not directly. It IS a Photoshop issue.
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Agree. I didn't want to say that CC2015 is innocent, just that most probably it's a driver/software integration issue.
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Dennison Bertram

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I don't think we can write off it being a driver problem just yet. It's temping to just blame photoshop but until they figure it out there is no advantage to ruling anything out.
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Dennison Bertram

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I for one was having this problem before the 2015 update but didn't bother bringing it up and just adjusted my workflow to deal with it. So now it's a big issue but I definitely have been dealing with this previously just not on a regular basis.
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I got to this page searching for healing brush issues in CC 2015, BUT my issue is that the tool doesn't even work. When used it looks like it's set to 50% strength. It's like healing brush lite.
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Same problem here. MacBook Pro Retina Late 2013, with an Intel Iris GPU.

Using the normal drawing mode instead of the advanced one (preferences -> performance -> graphics processor settings -> advanced settings) seems to fix it.
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Frank Denis

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I take it back. Changing the drawing mode doesn't fix it. :(