Artifacts on image while using quick select tool

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As you can see, something odd has happened to my image that I was editing. I was using the Quick Selection Tool to change the white to another colour and it turned into this... I cannot go back and get rid of it. Do I really have to start again on this project or is there something I can do? Please please please help!
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Laura Smith

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Chris Cox

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Which version of Photoshop are you using?
Which OS version?

That looks a lot like a video card driver problem, currently common on MacOS 10.10 (and Apple is working on solutions), and usually solvable on Windows by updating the video card driver from the GPU maker's website.
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Laura Smith

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Photoshop CS6 MacOS 10.9.5

So, this is unsolvable as of yet?
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Hmm, there are some MacBook models with a driver bug in 10.9.5 (which persists in 10.10).
Other than that, I don't know what could have caused it.

Do the artifacts go away or change if you zoom out and back in?
Or are they constant, and save with the document to disk?
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If I paint over them they can disappear but when I reload the picture they are still there. So, I presume they save with the document as soon as they appear. If I unselect they are there, if I undo they are still there. Even if I close the document without saving it when they appear, they are still there.

I really hope they sort this problem out!