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patch tool not working

Community Beginner ,
Jan 04, 2022 Jan 04, 2022

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Patch tool not working. Have tried severl things: re-setting the tool, deleting PS file, opening a different file, nothing seems to work. And running PS 2022 on Windows 11 on an HP Pavillion. All my other Office and Adobe apps work fine. 

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Community Expert ,
Jan 04, 2022 Jan 04, 2022

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Hi Alexc!

 

Can you provide some specific detail into what is happening whe nyou are trying to use teh tool? Is it greyed out, giving you an error message, etc? any screenshots you could provide would help to so we can see what you are seeing.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 09, 2022 Jan 09, 2022

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Somedays it works, some days not. Somedays I have to take the image into another editor just to finish the patching part of the restoration. Not sure what I'm paying for every month if the PS tools are defective.  The patch tool is the only tool that is so erratic, but it's a tool that's critical in photo restoration. Am using PS 2022 on Windows 11. None of my other apps give me any trouble.  I posted something similar and there's been no reply so I guess I'm unique in all the world. Brilliant. 

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 10, 2022 Jan 10, 2022

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Hi there,

 

We're sorry about the trouble with the Patch tool in Photoshop. Would you mind telling us the exact version of Photoshop you're on? Since when have you been seeing this issue? Have you tried any troubleshooting steps so far? 

 

Try to select the Patch tool in Photoshop and then go to the Options bar at the top and Right -Click on the tool and select Reset and check if that helps. Please check the screenshot below.

TarunSaini_0-1641822311734.png

 

 

If the issue persists, try resetting the preferences of Photoshop by: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/preferences.html

Backup your preferences before resetting the preferences by: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/preferences.html#BackupPhotoshoppreferences

 

Let us know how it goes.

 

Regards,

Tarun

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 12, 2022 Jan 12, 2022

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Trouble-shooting steps include, re-setting the tool,  and opening and closing the image I'm working on. I always check to make sure I'm in the right layer, and Sample all layers is checked so that's not the issue; sometimes it works w/ content-aware, sometimes in Normal mode.  Sometimes it works, sometimes not. It's very unpredictable.  Sometimes I can do a work-around with the lasso tool and cut and paste, (free transform, etc.), or painting but I prefer using the patch tool on some things.  

PS version: 23.1.0 20211208.r.143 83e47c5 x64 on  MS Win 11/ HP Pavillion. As I already noted, all my other apps and tools work fine

Hope that helps with your diagnosis. 

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New Here ,
Jan 17, 2022 Jan 17, 2022

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Same thing is happening to me. Reset tools, uninstallled PS reinstalled it and it still isn't working. I even installed an older version thinking that was part of the issue.  Nope.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 17, 2022 Jan 17, 2022

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I'm starting to think we should start a PS Annonymous Support Group. none of the "experts" seem to know what's wrong. But the payments always clear each month. Fancy that.

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Participant ,
Feb 10, 2022 Feb 10, 2022

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My patch tool isn't working either.  I selected an object with the object selection tool. Then I tried to drag the selection to the left with the patch tool, so that the selection would disappear, and blend in the image, by using Content Aware. 

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Participant ,
Feb 10, 2022 Feb 10, 2022

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HaHa, I was just on the wrong layer.

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Community Expert ,
Oct 16, 2022 Oct 16, 2022

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@Grace5E91 wrote:

HaHa, I was just on the wrong layer.


 

Thank you for sharing this, Grace, it will be helpful to others who search the forums. 😊

 

Jane

 

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