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Object Selection Tool Causes Layer to Turn Blue

New Here ,
Nov 12, 2021 Nov 12, 2021

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Photoshop Version 23.0.1

MacOS Big Sur 11.6

 

Suddenly, every time I try using the Object Selection tool, the layer turns light blue, and I can't select anything. I've attached before and after screenshots. Anyone seen this behavior before? I don't believe I changed any settings. Thanks.

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Adobe Community Professional , Nov 12, 2021 Nov 12, 2021
Before you turn it off, study how the new Object Finder option works. When an area of a layer turns blue, that means the new Object Finder feature has identified an object, so all you have to do is click the blue silhouette and it turns into a selection. Just clicking to select is faster and less effort than having to drag that tool around the object. It can identify multiple subjects on a layer. There is an option to Mask All Objects, which in one step creates a separate mask for each identif...

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Nov 12, 2021 Nov 12, 2021

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read the new version patch notes... that's a feature.

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Great, thanks. How do I turn off that behavior?

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Before you turn it off, study how the new Object Finder option works. When an area of a layer turns blue, that means the new Object Finder feature has identified an object, so all you have to do is click the blue silhouette and it turns into a selection. Just clicking to select is faster and less effort than having to drag that tool around the object.

 

It can identify multiple subjects on a layer. There is an option to Mask All Objects, which in one step creates a separate mask for each identified object on a layer. Overall, Object Finder has the potential to save large amounts of time.

 

If you must use it the older, slower way, turn off Object Finder.

 

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Tool options are in the Options Bar... for all tools.

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Thanks so much. Very helpful. I will explore the new feature before invoking the nuclear option. Have a great weekend.

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