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New Here ,
Oct 09, 2012 Oct 09, 2012

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I've checked Mode and grayscale isn't checked. I'm still in RGB. I'm on a mac using Photoshop CS5 and, if it helps, I was trying to do a screen shot using cmd+shift+4 and must have hit the wrong key somewhere...

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Adobe Employee , Oct 09, 2012 Oct 09, 2012
Hi, Mandi_Miles.You may have switched Channels, with the Command + 3, 4 or 5 shortcut. Command + 2 should switch back to RGB, or you can check in your Channels panel. Make sure RGB is selected.I hope that helps!

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 09, 2012 Oct 09, 2012

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Hi, Mandi_Miles.

You may have switched Channels, with the Command + 3, 4 or 5 shortcut. Command + 2 should switch back to RGB, or you can check in your Channels panel. Make sure RGB is selected.

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I hope that helps!

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New Here ,
Oct 09, 2012 Oct 09, 2012

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That was it. Thank you so much!

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New Here ,
Feb 17, 2021 Feb 17, 2021

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Some key I accidentally struck has altered my image. The command I gave is still in effect when I go all the way back in history. Somebody ought to publish a list of ways to hurt your image that do not appear in photoshop history. My history panel is recording all the commands that I know how to make. This is not a problem of failure of control+Z.  The turning off of a channel using control+5 is an example of something that will change an image but does not appear in history and cannot be undone using control+Z. I must have done something like that. What did I do? The image has a posterized or rasterized appearance. Lessons in those two processes teach steps that do appear in history. I must have accidentally done some other alteration of state. My only choice now seems to be to start over and rebuild my image from scratch.

 

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New Here ,
Oct 16, 2017 Oct 16, 2017

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Screenshot (72).pnghow it turn back the background into default ? it turns white and i dont know why please help me

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New Here ,
Dec 25, 2017 Dec 25, 2017

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Go to Preferences -> Interface -> Appearance -> Color Theme

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New Here ,
Jun 28, 2018 Jun 28, 2018

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Thank you!!!!

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Explorer ,
May 23, 2018 May 23, 2018

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Awesome! Worked for me, something new to learn~ thanks!!

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New Here ,
Nov 28, 2017 Nov 28, 2017

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Thanks!!!!

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New Here ,
Feb 01, 2018 Feb 01, 2018

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You just saved my life 🙂

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 03, 2018 Mar 03, 2018

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OMG, Howard Pinsky, I thought I wanted to kill myself until I quickly found your answer, it was accurate! You saved my life! LOL!!!! Thank you sooo much!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 03, 2018 Mar 03, 2018

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Double life saver and that 5 years after...

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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New Here ,
Dec 07, 2018 Dec 07, 2018

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life saver! thank you

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Jan 23, 2019 Jan 23, 2019

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THANK YOU!!!!    

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Explorer ,
Oct 11, 2019 Oct 11, 2019

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Somewhat related... I hit Shift-5 instead of Shift-F5 (on a Mac) and ended up with 50% translucent checkerboxes over my image.  Apparently Shift-1 to Shift-0 are varying degrees of checkerboxes... with Shift-0 being the solution to getting out of this.

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Thank You! 😉

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 17, 2021 Aug 17, 2021

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Thank you very much. I made a shortcut mistake and Command 3 got me out of Photoshop Hell : )

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