refine edge crashes constantly

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This has been happening more and more lately with the recent updates. Refine edge tool in the mask filter crashes PS. Full stop, full crash... beach ball of death. Is anyone else having this problem? Is Adobe aware?
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Craig White

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Posted 9 months ago

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Johan Elzenga, Champion

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What version of Photoshop? Which OS? What version of the OS? I have no problem with this tool in Photoshop 20.0.7 and MacOS Mojave.
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Craig White

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Thanks for the reply Johan,

iMac late 2013 27" 32GB ram
Mojave 10.14.6
PS 20.0.6


 ... but it's been crashing after the past few updates... never addressed and seems to be getting worse. A restart will usually fix it for a while, then it will do it again. I'm a compositor and mask photos everyday... refine edge was great for hair, but now it just randomly crashes... sucks.

I'm no newbie... been using PS since God was little... version 2.5 since the mac classic daze (yikes). Glad to hear it's not a problem for you though.

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are you by chance running Lightroom Classic at the same time? Lr has a VRAM leak that can cause stability issues with Ps. 
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This is happening with me too.

When I use the refine edge tool my Ps Crashes and close.

Are you serious? 8 months since this bug report and nothing was did by adobe?!
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I have the same problem...my God, I don’t believe it... but they don't test the program before releasing a new version?!
I have mac Mojave 10.14 and I had to downgrade Photoshop from 21.2 to version 21.1. In this way the selection and mask tool (including refine edge) does not work anyway but at least the program does not crash.


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Hi all, i've created an official bug report and linked to this thread... hopefully they can figure out what's causing the crash. I use the Refine Brush all the time and have never experienced a crash, so i'm not able to test this.