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Weird Overlay Effect in PSE 15

Explorer ,
Feb 23, 2017 Feb 23, 2017

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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.

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It's happened a few times now.  Any ideas what causes it please?

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 23, 2017 Feb 23, 2017
Have you opened the layers palette to have a look at whether or not there are several active layers ?

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Feb 23, 2017 Feb 23, 2017

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Have you opened the layers palette to have a look at whether or not there are several active layers ?

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Explorer ,
Feb 23, 2017 Feb 23, 2017

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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.

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New Here ,
Jul 19, 2021 Jul 19, 2021

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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?!!

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New Here ,
Jul 19, 2021 Jul 19, 2021

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Thanks so much, the light turns on .

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Advocate ,
Jul 19, 2021 Jul 19, 2021

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Ctrl + J is the keyboard shortcut to duplicate a layer.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 19, 2021 Jul 19, 2021

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@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. 

 

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And the Clone Overlay is shown and set to 100% opacity.

 

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Advocate ,
Jul 19, 2021 Jul 19, 2021

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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.  

 

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Jul 19, 2021 Jul 19, 2021

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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.

 

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