Dragging a New Guide on a White Background

Community Beginner ,
Oct 15, 2020 Oct 15, 2020

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I'm baffled by a recent change in the color of a new guide as it is being dragged from a ruler. It's a dotted white line which is invisible against a white background in product shots, for example.

 

I thought the Guides, Grid & Slices preferences would let me change this to the actual Guide color (a light blue, as always) but nothing I do there affects the color of the guide being dragged.

 

I would prefer the dragged guide was not white, obviously, but the same color as the fixed guide. As it used to be, in short. How can I get there from here? TIA

 

(Photoshop 21.2.4)

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Oct 15, 2020 Oct 15, 2020

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Your guides should be this blue-green colour as they have always been. I just tried it on mine (also running 21.2.4) and it works fine.

Have you tried resetting your preferences? It looks like a bug.

Marek Mularczyk
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I did try resetting the preferences but it had no effect on the guide color as it is being dragged. Thanks for the thought.

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Feb 26, 2021 Feb 26, 2021

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I encountered the same problem on my MacPro [Mid 2010; High Sierra10.13.6] with Photoshop 21.2.5. A white dotted line when dragging. It can be seen clearly against a black background.

 

On my MacBook Pro however the guides are a black line and not dotted while dragging on a white background.

When I change the background to black the guides are white while dragging

[Photoshop 22.1.1, Macbook mid 2015; Mojave 10.14.6]

 

Very strange...

I think Photoshop should change the colour of guides beiing dragged in the most contrasting colour - black or white - automaticaly [and not dotted]. On my MacPro it doesn't work properly.

Adobe should react adequately on this problem!

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Feb 26, 2021 Feb 26, 2021

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Thanks for confirming, Peter.

 

On both a 2010 17-inch and 2011 13-inch MacBook Pro both running macOS from High Sierra to Mojave and with all recent versions of Photoshop, the problem persists. It's a change in behavior from earlier versions that worked well, using a bright blue guideline visible against dark or light backgrounds.

 

Guess Adobe needs another round of Just Do It days.

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Feb 26, 2021 Feb 26, 2021

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After looking at this, it's best to go here: https://feedback.photoshop.com/ and file it as a problem. The product managers do listen and answer on that forum.

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Feb 26, 2021 Feb 26, 2021

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Thanks, I've just done that.

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Feb 26, 2021 Feb 26, 2021

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Is this a Mac-only issue? I'm running Windows 10 and don't see any issues with guides; they appear as they should.

 

(I mean, it wouldn't shock me; those drivers Apple are putting out are abysmal based upon what I've been seeing here.)

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Feb 26, 2021 Feb 26, 2021

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Well, it's a Mac issue. On my two laptops whose GPUs used to be supported but no longer are. That's all I can confirm.

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