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Filter gallery on Photoshop CC not working? why?

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Since I move to CC, my filter gallery not responsive. Help me please!

I found the solution to my previous problem.

The filter Gallery in Photoshop CC.

Worked only the image is set to 8 bits/channel.

Thanks again  for all your feedback.

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Filter gallery on Photoshop CC not working? why?

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Since I move to CC, my filter gallery not responsive. Help me please!

I found the solution to my previous problem.

The filter Gallery in Photoshop CC.

Worked only the image is set to 8 bits/channel.

Thanks again  for all your feedback.

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What do you mean by "not responsive"?  Is it missing, is it grayed out, is it not responding to commands?

You are aware that some filters are not aavilable for 16-bit images, right?

What platform, Macintosh or Windows?  What exact version of the OS? 

Please read this FAQ for advice on how to ask your questions correctly for quicker and better answers: 

http://forums.adobe.com/thread/419981?tstart=0

Thanks!

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I use Windows 8 64bit with 20GBb of Ram.

Btw, My old photoelement 11 worked just fine.

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I still have no clue as to what your Filter Gallery issue is about.

"Not responsive" is non-descriptive.

You have not addressed any of the concerns I expressed nor have you read the link in my previous post.  Click on it and read it now.

http://forums.adobe.com/thread/419981?tstart=0

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Explorer ,
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I found the solution to my previous problem.

The filter Gallery in Photoshop CC.

Worked only the image is set to 8 bits/channel.

Thanks again  for all your feedback.

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Thank you.  I had the same issue.  I upgraded to Ps CC 2014 v2.2 recently and had the Filter Gallery disabled.  I now set my image to 8 bit  in Lr and it enables it in Ps CC... But I did not realize this was the reason I was preventing from accessing the Filter Gallery (it is not obvious or I was not able to find out why).

Thanks for sharing this.

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I can get literally none of this to work. I can bring up all the filters I want but none of them work. None of them change the image whatsoever. I have it on 8bit rgb and none of them work. I am so frustrated!

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same...wth? And I have been using photoshop since the 90s. Adobe needs to ADDRESS THIS AND NOT LEAVE IT UP TO THE FORUM. PAYING way TO MUCH MONEY FOR THIS NONSENSE.

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Explorer ,
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Photoshop filters only work in RGB mode, 8-bit. In CMYK they will be greyed out.

there is a trick for that however, if ure working in CMYK, chose each channel seperately, and apply filters to it, filter WILL work.

But why adobe why?

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So I have converted my files to RGB and 8 bit and I still can not access the filters...any other suggestions for me?

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Hi whulan51 and anyone else who might have an answer,

Were you able to find a solution? My file is also in RGB 8-bit, but I can't get the filters to work. I'm working on OS-X with the most recent version of Photoshop CC (2015).

Thanks.

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Hi Maryc18716312,

I recently upgraded to CC 2015, too and had the same problem. The solution was in these forums:

Go to Edit/Preferences/Plug-Ins

Select "Show all Filter Gallery groups and names.

This is not selected by default.  Once I did that, I re-started Photoshop and All My Filters were Back!!!

Hope this helps!

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I've been a Photoshop user for 10 years. I'm able to access my Filter Gallery, but none of the effects are working.
I tried selecting the "show all filter gallery groups and names function, but that didn't work. Any other suggestions
would be most helpful.

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Feb 04, 2016 2
Community Beginner ,
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Oh ya, my color mode is RGB and 8 bits. It still didn't fix the issue.

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Community Beginner ,
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I have the same issue. My filter gallery doesn't have any effect on my images. My color mode and bit size is correct. I'm

also on a mac with OS X , let me know if you figured this out.

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I am having the same problem.  None of my filters are working even though I can access them all through the Filter Gallery.  I have Photoshop CC Online.  The filters were working a couple of weeks ago when I used them.  Now they are not.  The photos are 8 bits/channel and RGB Color.  I am on a Mac, OS X El Capitan Version 10.11.3.  Graphics ATI Radeon HD 4850 512 MB, Memory 8 GB 1067 Mhz DDR3, Processor 2.66 GHz Intel Core 16.

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Have had the same issue for a while now and just just seen this thread. Am using Photoshop CC 2015 1.2 20160113 r 355 v64 if the helps. Using a 15" MacBook Pro Retina display, 2.3 Ghz Quad Core i7, 8Gb RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 1024 MB graphics card (which is running) and OSX 10.11.3

I tried using several 8bit RGB images in the filter gallery, when the effect is applied there is no preview and when you save the effect the filter has not been applied to the image. Just in case it was an issue with the OS or something else I tired placing the same images into Illustrator and applied the same filters in Illustrator. They all worked and was able to save out the image as a PNG but could equally have saved as a PSD. While we are having issues with Photoshop this maybe a temporary work around.

So what is going on? It seems to me this is an issue with Photoshop and not the OS or any other app or process as the filters work in Illustrator. Hopefully someone at Adobe all read this thread and find out what's broken.

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Mentor ,
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Hi

I have the same computer and the filters work fine. Is your layer lock ?

Pierre

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No it's not but as you asked just went in and tried again with a couple more pica and even created sone new layers and still not working. When you try and apply the filter the progress bar on the bottom left does move but no changes are made.

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Mentor ,
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Hi

Can you post a hi-rez screen grab of the Photoshop window, with the layer selected and the filter gallery settings ? Thanks.

Pierre

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Two grabs attached, first showing the image in the filter window, second shown the pic after applying the filter and returning to the main Photoshop window. As you can see I applied a really severe filter so that if it was working the result would be obvious.

Screen Shot 2016-03-13 at 00.24.52.pngScreen Shot 2016-03-13 at 00.25.07.png

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Hi

In the filter screen, click in the "square" just at the left of the first "Rough Pastels" name in the bottom of the right column. (an eye will appear, showing the effect), click OK, to apply the effect(s).

This toggle On/Off the visibility of effects.

Pierre

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Pierre! You saved me from a frustrating afternoon. Thanks. Who would have known the grey box area to the left of the filter name would reveal a preview icon. Adobe must think we are psychic! Cheers from New Zealand.

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Hi

You're welcome

Pierre

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Hi Pierre,

Thank you so much, I was having the same problem not seeing the Filter Gallery and have been tearing my hair out for two weeks, convinced it must be something I'd missed but going round in circles! You are a life saver x

Clare

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I'm having a similar issue, except that in my case, when I open the image in Filter Gallery, FG, doesn't even display the image, it displays a reddish rectangle, no image. whatsoever.  This started several weeks ago.   RGB 3 channels, etc.  Converting to smart object same thing.    Here is screen shots of image before opening in filter gallery and after opening in filter gallery. 

Windows 7 Pro

Anyone have any ideas?

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Has anyone figured this out? My file is also RGB 8 bit and the filter gallery is grayed out. I'm on the latest version of CC with a new 2016 MacBook Pro. File is a very large layered file that I built on an older MacBook Pro using the same version of CC and all filters worked fine then. When I started working on it with my new laptop, that's when I noticed the filters not working. Filter Gallery works on my other files though. Anyone have any suggestions on how to fix this?

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I know! When I saw this worked I almost went mad... A hint could ya PLEASE!????????!!!!

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'postrophe" gave the answer that worked for me:

"In the filter screen, click in the "square" just at the left of the first "Rough Pastels" name in the bottom of the right column. (an eye will appear, showing the effect), click OK, to apply the effect(s).

This toggle On/Off the visibility of effects.

- Pierre"

In my case his was ABSOLUTELY the solution! I was at the same place as everyone else posting above in this forum;

most recent updates of Photoshop and OS X for my Mac.

Sometimes simplest/obvious is often missed!

THANK YOU, Pierre!

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I have tried EVERYTHING on this thread to 'fix' my filter gallery problem.  The image was in 8-bit and RGB, the filter gallery was not greyed out.  I had updated Photoshop and reset the Preferences!  I found your response and went back again - took a couple of seconds to find the 'little grey box'.  I now have an eye icon in the box and the gallery is working.  Have spent another long and frustrating evening trying to sort this one out.

Thank you!!  Thank you!!

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Thank you very much. I couldn't find this (simple!) instruction anywhere in Adobe's Help files or tutorials. The Filter Gallery displays perfectly now, in Ps CC2019, as (thanks to your help) I know to click on the small blank area to the immediate left of any of the listed (selected) filters at the bottom right of the screen, to show the effect of that (or those) filters. My RGB images have been changed to 8 bits per channel, of course, via the 'Image', 'Mode' menus.

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Thank you, it was driving me crazy.....

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Most Filters/adjustment layer do not work in Photoshop unless you are on RGB/8Bit mode.

Always use RGB, but convert to CMYK in the end. Always use 8-Bit.

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Using CS6 I switched to Image> mode> 8bit and the filters - lens blur, iris blur, etc - remained greyed out.

Additional thoughts?

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bro you'll have to convert to RGB as well. (it's always RGB and 8-bit mode in order for filters to work)

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Dude,

Image. mode> mode both RGB color and 8 bits/channel are checked. Still

field, iris and tilt-shift are greyed out using Filters> Blur> field, ....

Is there a need to refresh the program in some way?

Your thoughts?

Bill

On Sat, Apr 30, 2016 at 5:59 AM, Jimmy Papas <forums_noreply@adobe.com>

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no idea. if everything else is working fine except for this specific filter (field blur) then it must be the problem with this filter. try to search for the problem.

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Thanks a MILLION!!!! Such a simple fix!  I wish Adobe would make this a bit more obvious!  Thank you for ending my frustration!!!

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