I've recently updated my Macbook Pro to macOS Monterey in order to update my adobe products. In doing so, the Mister Retro Permanent Press 2 plug-in no longer works both in Photoshop 2022 and CC 2018--the version in which is was previously working.
When trying to initialize the plug-in, we are met with an error dialogue pop-up:
Clicking "OK" yields two more separate error dialogues:
At this point one of two things happen: either the program becomes caught in a loop in which it reproduces the "Cannot raster a texture" dialogue box until the app is forced to quit, or it boots up:
All presets are missing. Attempting to use the plug-in despite that yields the same set of error messages:
So, in sum, updating to macOS Monterey has broken the third-party plug-in Mister Retro Permanent Press 2, even when trying to use it in Photoshop CC 2018--the version in which it was working before the os update. Trying to use it either puts us in an endless error loop, or the plug-in opens but is non-functional i.e. all presets are missing (despite still being on the disk) and pressing any button/tab produces the same errors as launching the plug-in does.
Searching for solutions hasn't turned up much, and I'm currently waiting on a reply from Mister Retro via e-mail. If anyone has any ideas as to what may be happening and/or how to fix it, it will be greatly appreciated. Please let me know if you need any more relevent information.
don't expect PS 2018 to work, or keep working, in Monterey. Apple took steps to block all old software; sometimes it runs for a while then they block it. This applies to apps and plugins. And plugins can only be fixed by the maker; this means many are dead in new systems. This actually, though, looks like a change in Monterey which took away something the plugin needs. Happens a lot. Can you get back to the older system with a Time Machine backup? May be your only hope. Suggest you Always check compatibility with apps and all plugins before an upgrade.