Hello. I am having an issue with Photoshop on Windows. When I copy an image and then paste it onto another layer, that copied image turns completely white as soon as it's pasted. What can I do to fix this? This is quite urgent as I am working on a project that needs to be submitted this week.
Attached to this post is a screenshot of the problem. As you can see, some of the text is cut off and that's where the image supposedly is.
Any help would be much appreciated.
- I am using the April 2020 (21.1.2) version of Photoshop
- I have made sure that everything is on RGB and not Greyscale.
Hi you are doing masking for that layer which you have masked confirm mask first for it then drag the picture using move tool copy paste not work this way....regards
Hi. I'm having the same problem but I don't understand this answer at all. Can anybody weigh in a little more clearly? Thanks.
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Within the Performance tab of the Photoshop Preferences is an option called Legacy Compositing. Does changing this help?
It did! Thank you so much.
Excellent. Happy to help.
It looks like this option has been removed as of 4 Dec 2020. Is there another way to resolve this copy-pasting-whiteness issue?
I'm having this same issue, but looks like this solution has been removed from the product. Any updates on fixing this or finding a quick solution?
A couple of things I did to resolve my issues:
Hope this helps others who run into this issue!
Try "Deactivate Native Canvas" under "Technology Previews". (Also try disabling GPU accleration under Performance > Graphics Processor Settings > Use Graphics Processor. If this works, look into updating your GPU's driver or another driver.)
This one did it for me at april 14 2022
Thx a lot mate.
thanks a lot! this helped
Thanks. Any additional layer would changed my image and all layers to white. Disabling GPU did it for me. Don't know how to update my GPU's drviver at the moment but will try more and see what happens. 19 April 2022. Thanks very much for your help.
I had the same problem, only appeared today, running a Geforce GT710 with latest drivers (472.98).
Disabling GPU fixed the issue immediately.
This solution worked for me too - I've re-enabled GPU Acceleration as it seems this "Deactivate Native Canvas" toggle was the culprit.
I just unclicked GPU Compositing under "Advanced Settings" which worked for me. Thanks
Thanks! "'Deactivate Native Canvas' under 'Technology Previews'" worked for me. Photoshop was 1) flattening the entire artboard whenever I tried to copy/paste a layer and just pasting the flattened image and 2) then getting that one flattened artboard stuck as the only thing I could paste no matter what I tried copying unless I restarted photoshop (and then it would just copy/paste a flattened artboard again).
Hello Michael, I'm having an issue with Copy & Paste, if I use the Lasso tool to copy a face from one image when I attempt to paste it on another image the page turns completely white and the layer is blank. I saw your answer about Legacy Compositing on the Performance page under Preferences. That option is not available on my performance page, I do have an option for Multiuse Compositing clicking that on or off makes no difference. I've attached a screenshot of my Performance page. Any other suggestions? Thanks
I just tried unclicking GPU Compositing under "Advanced Settings" on the Performance page, that did the trick. Thanks for your help.
I have the same problem: I clipped an image and pasting it on another one it turned white. I've tried to mark the "deactivate native canvas" but it doesn't work. Please help me :,( Thank you in advance
I had the same problem. Is your layer label colored red, like this?
My problem was when I wanted to draw a circle I supposed I accidentally clicked on the Quick Mask Mode button (green) instead of the Ellipse Tool (blue):
(either that or I accidentally hit the Q shortcut key)
Just disable Quick Mask Mode and you'll be back to normal, if that was the problem.