Photoshop: Video Problem (flickering, driver bug) Windows 8 & CS6

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Selection tools in CS6 64bit cause background to flicker in Windows 8 64bit. The background flickers between transparent and black.

Windows 8 64bit Consumer Release
Photoshop Standard CS6 64bit
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T
AMD Radeion 5570
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David Dobish, Photoshop Engineering Manager

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Please see this FAQ as a work around while we work on a permanent fix with AMD. This will allow the GPU features to still work.


When you run Photoshop CS6 in Windows 8, the image canvas is transparent or flickers.

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Change the GPU Drawing Mode to Basic:

In Photoshop, choose Edit > Preferences > Performance.
Select Advanced Settings.
Choose Basic from the Drawing Mode pop-up menu.
Click OK to close the dialog boxes.