Photoshop CC 2019: Tool display bugs

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Just upgraded to Photoshop CC 2019 and i'm noticing some display bugs with a range of tools.

 

  • The lasso tool doesn't display your selection while drawing. When adding to the selection, you can see the selection you're drawing. The quick work around is draw a small selection and then draw your real selection by shift-dragging. But it's just annoying.
  • When using the brush tool you very quickly get a 'spinning balls' cursor, instead of your brush size. This makes precision painting a real pain, as you can no longer see the edge of your brush.
  • Then there is the free transform tool. You used to get a bounding box with points around it from where you can drag the different transforms. Now you have to go and guess where to place your cursor to do anything. It makes the transform tool quite unusable. The 'fix' is to turn off graphics acceleration in your preferences, but this used to work just fine in previous versions with GPU acceleration.
 

My guess is that Adobe has changed the way tools are rendered on-screen (The rectangular marquee selector is now coloured, for instance), but clearly more work needs to be done.  These problems persist along a range of iMacs and MacPro's at my office, all are running macOS Mojave and are no older than 5 years.

 

Below is the system info for my particular iMac



Thank you,

Evert
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Evert Krooswijk

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Adam Jerugim, Employee

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Hi Evert,

I have the exact same iMac (same specs for CPU, GPU, and RAM) running 10.14 and I'm not seeing any of these issues.

A couple of questions:

Are you driving the app with a mouse or tablet?

What type of document are you working with (layers, bit depth, color space, etc)?

I assume you've tried resetting your PS preferences, but if you haven't you might want to try that.

Can you also confirm you're on the final release of 10.14?

Thanks,
Adam
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Evert Krooswijk

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Hi Adam,

Thanks for the reply. I usually work with a mouse (Logitech MX Master), but I do have a Wacom tablet attached.

I'm working with layered CMYK document (so 8 bit). I hadn't reset the prefs as it was a brand new install (but now that I think of it, it copied over the prefs of the previous install)

I Checked and i'm on the latest version of Mojave.

HOWEVER: I did manage to get things back to normal by setting the drawing mode to 'Basic' in the Advanced settings.



I will try out what happens without a Wacom attached and/or a fresh prefs file and get back on that, though.


Cheers,
Evert
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Thanks for your tip! I had the same display bugs. Margrit
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Glenn Davy

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I'm seeing the same issue here as I just updated to Mojave a few days ago. I'm working on both JPEG's and PSD files and on neither do I get the tool outline as well (I have the same issue as reported above, in other words). I am using a Wacom Intuos Pro but I tried it using just the trackpad and I got no outline there either. I have reset my preferences but that didn't help. As well, I get the spinning wheel when working with brushes. What I think has happened here is that Apple has switched to Metal instead of OpenGL for their video. This was announced last year and has had game designers scrambling, but until now I don't think it's been in place. With Mojave it is, as far as I can tell, and I am guessing that's where the issue lies. I just wonder why Adobe hasn't picked up on this, IF this is what the root cause is. Anyway, I too have switched to the Basic Mode as reported above and that has worked, but there seems to be quite a number of visual bugs in this release that I hope get corrected ASAP.

Glenn
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Same here. That lasso path not showing up as you're drawing makes it quite tricky to use. (Late-2011 MacBook Pro 15", using the built-in trackpad. Mac OS X 10.13.6 High Sierra. 8 GB RAM. [Yes, I will need to upgrade my laptop before long, as Mojave marks the first version of OS X that no longer supports my hardware.])