• Global community
    • Language:
      • Deutsch
      • English
      • Español
      • Français
      • Português
  • 日本語コミュニティ
    Dedicated community for Japanese speakers
  • 한국 커뮤니티
    Dedicated community for Korean speakers
Exit
16

Cannot see changes made unless I click a different tool

Participant ,
Dec 11, 2023 Dec 11, 2023

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

System Specs: Windows 10 | CPU: intel i7-4770 | GPU: NVidia GeForce RTX 2060 | 36GB Ram | 3 Drives - 1TB SSD C drive, 4TB J Drive and 4TB K Drive.

 

Last week when I opened Photoshop CS5, I tried to add type to a layer over a photo, I could not see what I was typing in real time. I had to switch to another tool to see what I typed. I also noticed that some fonts in the font preview were missing.

PhotoshopFontPreview 12-7-2023_A.png

Today I noticed that most of the 972 of the font previews are gone, except for 7. PhotoshopFontPreview 12-11-2023_A.png

I have reset the text tool several times and I even followed the steps here: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/troubleshoot-fonts-photoshop.html

and ran the test, it passed, there are no problematic fonts on my computer.

 

How can I get the font preview back?

 

Also, there are other issues, not just the font preview missing.  Please view this video:

 

This problem is not just isolated to text. I was mirroring and clipping images to text and custom shapes yesterday and could not see in real time what I was doing. I had to mask, accept, then go to another tool and click the layer to see what was masked, or clipped, etc. This basically makes it nearly impossible to edit any images in Photoshop, because I cannot see in real time anything I am doing. 

 

I have also changed the performance settings as have been recommended by a few articles and videos. As well as resetting tools. Nothing fixes it. Mind you, I have not had any issues with performance with Photoshop over the years. 

 

(Yes I own an older version of Photoshop. No I cannot subscribe to the latest version, because I am disabled and on a limited income.)

 

Thanks for your assistance.

 

TOPICS
Windows

Views

111

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Adobe
Community Expert ,
Dec 11, 2023 Dec 11, 2023

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

LATEST

@That Girl There unfortunately there is not much you can do for support with CS5 beyond some basic troubleshooting. Adobe ended support years ago.

It very well could be that you have too many active fonts for CS5 to remedy and preview. 972 is quite a bit. What are you using for font management?

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines