I was doing a lot of closeup spot healing, moving around the screen using space bar and mouse when I found this on screen, suddenly, out of nowhere.
I am editing a TIFF file directly, no layers. It's not just a display issue because if I save teh file the overlays atre saved too.
It's happened a few times now. Any ideas what causes it please?
Have you opened the layers palette to have a look at whether or not there are several active layers ?
Yes there were. But, I was in guided mode, using the spot healing brush, so how on earth could new layers (3 x background copies and 1 x Layer 1) have been created? I didn't go anywhere near layers. At least not consciously. Is there a keyboard and mouse combo that adds a new layer? Perhaps I hit that combo accidentally.
Same problem, no layers. Win 10 up to date, HP all-in one with I9. Additionally if this condition occurs and I open another file, the moving (with mouse) image is on the newly opened image. Per another forum suggestion, I reset the tool, in fact all tools, no change. After resetting tools, I even re-booted, no change. Started out of the blue, PSE user since version 6, quite experienced. Adobe support won't talk to me, how wonderful is that?!!
Thanks so much, the light turns on .
Ctrl + J is the keyboard shortcut to duplicate a layer.
@Second Holly, you are describing what happens when you have been using the clone tool. In the following screenshot, I have used the clone tool to alt-click on the face with a large brush, then switched to another photo. The copied/cloned face remains in the clipboard and is available to paste in the other photo.
And the Clone Overlay is shown and set to 100% opacity.
I've actually had this happen to me about a week ago- I figured I did it acidently with some crazy keyboard short cut. I just closed the program, and reopened, no problemo.
I shut down, went back, no change. I shut down, re-booted, no change. Finnally I changed nearly setting in the Healing Brush tool, and I think I accidently fixed it. Did so many changes that I can't tell which one fixed the problem. Thanks for your reply.