Selection problems in Photoshop 2020

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So I have an image of a house on a separate layer, cutout from the background. In front of the house I then have a cutout image of a palm tree on yet another separate layer.
So - 3 layers: 1.Background, 2. house and 3. palm tree.

Lets say that I now want to paint the house blue and still have the palm tree in front of the house in its original colour.

So this is what I do:
1. I make a selection of the house by selecting the layer with the house (so now I have marching ants around the house selection).

2. To subtract the palm tree from this selection I now hold down the Ctrl + Alt keys (on my PC) and click on the small thumbnail image pertaining to the layer with the palm tree...

And this is where it all goes wrong (intermittently 50/50%) - it subtracts the palm tree from the selection as it should - but 50% of the time the view will zoom in on a completely irrelevant area of the image, right down to giant pixels showing - while at the other 50% of the time, it will zoom right down on the palm tree. (Which is actually really annoying too!! - because I have no intention of working on the palm tree. And I am told by Adobe that this stupid auto zooming cannot be switched off in version 2020).

Because of this "...zooming in on a completely irrelevant area of the image, right down to giant pixels showing" I have now had to revert back to Photoshop version 2019 to be able to do my work.

PLEASE Adobe - make version 2020 a functional version.



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Johan Elzenga, Champion

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You don't have to use selections at all. As the house is on its own layer, you can use this to your advantage. For example by adding an adjustment layer above the house layer, and then change it to a clipping mask. Or you can simply turn off the palm tree layer temporarily, do your painting and turn it on again.
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Hi Johan,

The example I posted was just to demonstrate the problem issue. My real documents has maybe 100 layers. If I were to use my real document to explain the issue it would just complicate it all.

I see that I am not the only person with this problem issue. Therefore I urge Adobe to get involved in resolving this issue - for example be contacting me directly.

When something new is introduced - and which simply does not work and/or is counter productive to ones work - it must be removed until the issue is resolved. 
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Johan... Please try to understand the gist of the problems better, and try out your "solutions" before you post them. By suggesting you are the smart guy and the user made a mistake, you can make admins think they don't have to look at it. This way you are actually preventing bugs being fixed. This is also how you ruined my thread about "generic icons"... OTOH, I sometimes *almost* make the same mistake -- I understand the attraction. But there are not enough bugs being fixed as is, so let's try not to soil things up too much.
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Played around with this and I confirm it's a drag...

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