'Zig-zag' option in 'distort' menu is not highlighted for use in Photoshop CS6

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I am wanting to create ripple effects & went to 'Filter' > distort > & noticed that the 'zig-zag' option at the bottom of the list is faded so it can't be selected for use. I'm working on OS 10.8.5 on a Mac Book Pro Retina & use Adobe Photoshop CS6. Can anyone help?
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David Dobish, Senior QE Photoshop

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Make sure your document is in RGB 8 bit mode. Does this help?
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Emily Humphrey

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It already is & still same problem. Let me know if any other suggestions?
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David Dobish, Senior QE Photoshop

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I have CS6 on my Macbook Retina with 10.8.5 and Zig Zag is available so I am partly stumped. Does this happen on all images or just the one?

What happens if you reset prefs? cmmd+alt+shift on launch, ok the dialog?
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Chris Cox

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How large is the document? Several of those distort plugins have limits on the size of image/layer that you can filter.