Lasso/brush lag (and general sluggishness) in PS 22.0.1

Dec 01, 2020

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Hi there,

I've just upgraded my trusty MacBook pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) to OS Catalina....Since my old Photoshop no longer worked, I upgraded to PS 22.0.1  And....perhaps unsurprisingly...it's a bit sluggish.

Probably lots of other issues to discover, but the main one is the horrible lag when using brushes and lasso tool (which is crucial to my workflow as I use it as a drawing instrument) 

Despite using PS for 20 years I am not very tech savy at all...But I've tried to follow some advice from previous posts...unsucessfully... 

This is kind of a crisis...As I can't make a living without these things working.. Got deadlines coming up...EEEEK! Please help! 

 

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Lasso/brush lag (and general sluggishness) in PS 22.0.1

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Hi there,

I've just upgraded my trusty MacBook pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) to OS Catalina....Since my old Photoshop no longer worked, I upgraded to PS 22.0.1  And....perhaps unsurprisingly...it's a bit sluggish.

Probably lots of other issues to discover, but the main one is the horrible lag when using brushes and lasso tool (which is crucial to my workflow as I use it as a drawing instrument) 

Despite using PS for 20 years I am not very tech savy at all...But I've tried to follow some advice from previous posts...unsucessfully... 

This is kind of a crisis...As I can't make a living without these things working.. Got deadlines coming up...EEEEK! Please help! 

 

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Hi

Check here to see if your mid-2014 MacBook Pro meets the system requirements. Note that minimum and recommended are both listed.

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/system-requirements.html

~ Jane

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Thanks Jane,

Ok...Like I mentioned I am a bit thick when it comes to understanding how tech works...I think I meet requrements, but unsure about the graphics card stuff.. It says on that list that my computer supports Metal (?) but unsure if I have GPU memory... (This goes way over my head by the way)

Monitor resolution...again.. Not quite sure. Perhaps you can tell from the attached? I'm using a Dell monitor as you can see...I just don't understand what UI scaling means to be honest. 

Hard disk space seems sufficient....

Any ideas/advice?

Thanks, Bjorn

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Problem Fixed!! 

Turned out my Cache levels (prefrences-performance) was set too low... It was on 2 (No idea what that really means) but I changed it to 6 and suddenly there was no lag on brushes and lasso tool.. PS still doesn't feel as stable as it did before..probably other issues I need to deal with, but I'll allow myself to celebrate this tiny victory for now...

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 Ignore previous post. It's back to not working again now... Celebration short lived... Any help appreciated.  

 

 

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