Photoshop CS6 - Blending options won't work on 8 bit files (only 16)

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Mar 09, 2022 Mar 09, 2022

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Not sure what is going on here and don't hold out a lot of hope for a solution as I have scoured the web and the problem is so weird. I am using Photoshop CS6 and out of the blue I cannot get blending options to work on any layers in my files, UNLESS I convert the file from 8 bit to 16 bit. Doesn't matter if it is a new file or an old one that I was previously working on successfully in 8 bit. Doesn't matter the file type or colorspace. Mode is always RGB. 

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 09, 2022 Mar 09, 2022
When Photoshop behaves abnormally, Reset Preferences. Close Photoshop. Hold down Shift-Ctrl-Alt (PC) or Shift-cmd-option (Mac) and click the Photoshop icon (or double click if necessary) to start the application. Keep holding the 3 keys down.You will be asked to confirm that you wish to delete the Settings File: release the 3 keys and click on Yes. Hope that helps.

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Mar 09, 2022 Mar 09, 2022

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When Photoshop behaves abnormally, Reset Preferences.

  • Close Photoshop.
  • Hold down Shift-Ctrl-Alt (PC) or Shift-cmd-option (Mac) and click the Photoshop icon (or double click if necessary) to start the application. Keep holding the 3 keys down.
  • You will be asked to confirm that you wish to delete the Settings File: release the 3 keys and click on Yes.

 

Hope that helps.

 

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Thank you! That did the job.

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