Photoshop Elements 2022 - Artisic Effects no longer working

Community Beginner ,
May 21, 2022 May 21, 2022

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I have been using Elements 2022 on Windws 10 laptop without a problem but suddenly the Artistic Effects no longer works.  Normally I would have an image open, click on the effect I wanted and hey presto it would open. Now, however, all I get is a brown image on top of my image.  All other effects from the Enhance menu work fine.  Wht do do?

 

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May 21, 2022 May 21, 2022

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Sounds like you applying an artistice effect to an empty layer. 

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Community Beginner ,
May 21, 2022 May 21, 2022

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Not an empty layer, no, I open an image I want to work on. click the
artistic effect I want but it no longer covers my image, gives me a brown
layer instead. I saw this same question somewhere else (without an answer)
but can no longer find it.

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Advisor ,
May 21, 2022 May 21, 2022

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screenshots, not taken with a phone, can save tons of "back and forth" time.

Below is a sample screenshot.

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Community Beginner ,
May 21, 2022 May 21, 2022

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No, not to an empty layer but to an image I wish to apply the artistic effect to, as I have done many times with success.  When clicking on the effect I get a brown layer.  I have seen this same problem mentioned elsewhere but cannot remember where, so I am not the first person this is happening to. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 21, 2022 May 21, 2022

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I know misery loves company, but I believe you are only the second person who has reported this issue on the forum.  See this thread for the other discussion.  As I indicated there, and as Glenn has mentioned here, what you are seeing can be reproduced with an empty layer. 

 

Are you working on a single layer image?  If so, and as I suggested to the other user, try uninstalling and reinstalling the program (and delete the preferences file when prompted during the uninstall).  (The other user has not indicated whether this possible solution works.) 

 

If you are applying the artistic effect to a multi=layer file please provide us a screenshot of the layers (and confirm that you have tried the suggestions made in the other discussion).

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Community Beginner ,
May 21, 2022 May 21, 2022

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I am working on a single layer image on Windows 10. As per your suggestion
I shall try uninstalling and reinstalling and hope that helps.
Thank you.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 21, 2022 May 21, 2022

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Please report back if that fixes the issue.

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Community Beginner ,
May 29, 2022 May 29, 2022

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Having the same proplem. Started just this week. Been using artistic effects since xmas. Send a photo over and click on say expressionist, and it goes brown at 100% slide it back to o% and it turns to orignal photo colors. Everything else is working as usual. I uninstalled, and reinstalled, and nothing changed.  

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Community Beginner ,
May 29, 2022 May 29, 2022

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I have been trying to pluck up courage to uninstall then reinstall but if
you say it has not changed the situation for you it doesn't seem worth it.
What to do now? No-one has any answers.

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May 29, 2022 May 29, 2022

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Hopefully we will hear something. Since it's the holiday weekend, it may be a while. If I happen across something that remedies the problem, I will let you know. 

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Community Beginner ,
May 29, 2022 May 29, 2022

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I really hope so as I very much liked those artistic effects. I shall
await news. Thank you.

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New Here ,
May 30, 2022 May 30, 2022

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I am having the same problem. single layer, windows 11

only seeing a brown cover over the photo, no effects.

Brand new state of the art PC all upgrades intact.

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May 30, 2022 May 30, 2022

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Someone has sent me an option to try. Haven't tried it yet, but I will let you know if it helps in case you don't hear from someone else before that ~

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May 30, 2022 May 30, 2022

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Thank you. Fingers crossed it works for you.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 31, 2022 May 31, 2022

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Elements 2022 has just received a third update.  Can anyone who is having this problem please report back whether the issue has been fixed after receiving the update.  Otherwise, I shall report this to Adobe since we are now hearing from multiple users with this problem.

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May 31, 2022 May 31, 2022

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I checked again just now, and still not working.

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May 31, 2022 May 31, 2022

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still not working.

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New Here ,
May 31, 2022 May 31, 2022

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Still not working. Now I have a black sqare surrounding some of the folders.

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May 31, 2022 May 31, 2022

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Screenshots always help.

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May 31, 2022 May 31, 2022

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Karen24660750stck_0-1654041864432.png

 

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Jun 01, 2022 Jun 01, 2022

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That's a windows thing, not a pse thing. There are two orthree ways of fixing it- below is a simple method.

Right mouse click on that folder with the black box.  choose change icon, pick the yelow folder, (it should be the second one avail in the pop-up window, save, done. 2022-06-01_024333.png

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Jun 01, 2022 Jun 01, 2022

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Thanks. It worked beautifully. Now to fix PSE.

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Jun 01, 2022 Jun 01, 2022

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IF YOU HAVE ANY PLUGINS INSTALLED:  

Hold down the left shift key, then select the icon you use to start the pse edtior- choose yes when given the option to not load plugins.  See if it still happens. 2022-06-01_025121.png

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