Liquify not persistent in documents created using PS 2021

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Dec 15, 2020 Dec 15, 2020

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I recently noticed a bug with the Liquify filter in PS 2021. The issue is that the mesh distortion is not properly maintained when applied to a Smart Object if at any time during the workflow the affected Smart Object layer's visiblity is disabled then re-enabled (whether manually by clicking on the visibility, or through a Layer Comp setting).

 

Below is a screenshot demonstrating the issue. The image of the LEFT is how it SHOULD look after the Liquify filter is applied. The image on the RIGHT is what happens to the Smart Object's mesh after the visiblity or layer comp has been changed. As you can see, it basically resets the mesh to its original state. If I re-edit the Liquify applied to the Smart Object, I can select "Load Last Mesh" and it reapplies the previous changes. Likewise, if I have already saved a mesh file, I can restore the mesh using that. However, as soon as I make any change to the layer's visiblity, the problem returns.

 

Screenshot 2020-12-15 172725.png

 

Basically, I noticed this happening with an artwork template file that I use for a series of portraits that I create. The template PSD was created in PS 2020 and still works just fine. But any document created in PS 2021 suffers from this bug. I ran a variety of tests with different documents, switching between 2020 and 2021, including opening PSDs created in the other program and vice versa. Here is the breakdown of my scenario results:

 

1) Create Document in PS 2021 > Apply Liquify to Smart Object > Liquify Resets Upon Layer Visibility/Layer Comp Change

 

2) Create Document in PS 2020 > Apply Liquify to Smart Object > Liquify Holds Correctly

 

3) Create Document in PS 2021 > Apply Liquify to Smart Object > Re-Open Document in PS 2020 > Liquify Resets

 

4) Create Document in PS 2020 > Apply Liquify to Smart Object > Re-Open Document in PS 2021 > Liquify Holds Correctly

 

Also of note: If the 2021 PSD is saved when the mesh is properly distorted, the file will still have the correct distortion when it is re-opened later. (But again, the layer visibility error continues.) However, if the 2021 PSD is saved when the mesh is NOT properly distorted, then the file will also have the incorrect distortion when re-opened later.

 

The common issue between any PSD exhibiting this bug is when it was created in PS 2021, but not the other way around.

 

Thank you for your assistance with getting this resolved.

 

--Craig Hines

 

Here is a copy of my system specs:

 

Adobe Photoshop Version: 22.1.0 20201125.r.94 2020/11/25: 4b16c876033 x64
Number of Launches: 198
Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit
Version: 10 or greater 10.0.19041.662
System architecture: Intel CPU Family:6, Model:14, Stepping:10 with MMX, SSE Integer, SSE FP, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX2, HyperThreading
Physical processor count: 6
Logical processor count: 12
Processor speed: 3696 MHz
Built-in memory: 65455 MB
Free memory: 47976 MB
Memory available to Photoshop: 59971 MB
Memory used by Photoshop: 80 %
ACP.local Status:
- SDK Version: 1.34.1
- Core Sync Status: Reachable and compatible
- Core Sync Running: 4.3.71.1
- Min Core Sync Required: 4.3.28.24
ACPL Cache Config:
- Time to Live: 5184000 seconds
- Max Size: 20480 MB
- Purge Percentage: 50%
- Threshold Percentage: 85%
- Purge Interval: 60 seconds
Live Edit Client SDK Version: 3.77.11
Native GPU: Disabled.
Manta Canvas: Enabled.
Alias Layers: Disabled.
Modifier Palette: Enabled.
Highbeam: Enabled.
Wintab Digitizer Services
Spec Version 1.4
Impl Version 1.39
Num Devices 0
PSUserConfig entries:
- K uSty UseSystemStylus 0
Image tile size: 1024K
Image cache levels: 4
Font Preview: Medium
TextComposer: Latin
Display: 1
Display Bounds: top=0, left=0, bottom=1080, right=2560
OpenGL Drawing: Enabled.
OpenGL Allow Old GPUs: Not Detected.
OpenGL Drawing Mode: Advanced
OpenGL Allow Normal Mode: True.
OpenGL Allow Advanced Mode: True.
NumGLGPUs=1
NumCLGPUs=1
NumNativeGPUs=1
glgpu[0].GLVersion="2.1"
glgpu[0].IsIntegratedGLGPU=0
glgpu[0].GLMemoryMB=8031
glgpu[0].GLName="GeForce RTX 2070/PCIe/SSE2"
glgpu[0].GLVendor="NVIDIA"
glgpu[0].GLDriverVersion="27.21.14.6089"
glgpu[0].GLDriver="C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nv_dispsi.inf_amd64_db8f2c8fbddb2235\nvldumdx.dll,C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nv_dispsi.inf_amd64_db8f2c8fbddb2235\nvldumdx.dll,C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nv_dispsi.inf_amd64_db8f2c8fbddb2235\nvldumdx.dll,C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nv_dispsi.inf_amd64_db8f2c8fbddb2235\nvldumdx.dll"
glgpu[0].GLDriverDate="20201211000000.000000-000"
glgpu[0].GLRenderer="GeForce RTX 2070/PCIe/SSE2"
glgpu[0].HasGLNPOTSupport=1
glgpu[0].CanCompileProgramGLSL=1
glgpu[0].GLFrameBufferOK=1
clgpu[0].CLPlatformVersion="OpenCL 1.2 CUDA"
clgpu[0].CLDeviceVersion="1.2"
clgpu[0].IsIntegratedCLGPU=0
clgpu[0].CLMemoryMB=8589
clgpu[0].CLName="GeForce RTX 2070"
clgpu[0].CLVendor="NVIDIA"
clgpu[0].CLBandwidth=3.740000e+11
clgpu[0].CLCompute=2993.151669
clgpu[0].CLRawDeviceName=GeForce RTX 2070
clgpu[0].CLRawDeviceVendor=NVIDIA Corporation
clgpu[0].CLRawPlatformName=NVIDIA CUDA
clgpu[0].CLRawPlatformVendor=NVIDIA Corporation
nativegpu[0].NativeName="7938:NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070"
License Type: Subscription
Serial number: 90970686266389855522
GUIDBucket:Composite Core (enable_composite_core): onComposite Core GPU (comp_core_gpu): offComposite Core Threads (comp_core_threads): offComposite Core UI (comp_core_ui): offDocument Graph (enable_doc_graph): off
Application folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop 2021\
Temporary file path: C:\Users\Craig\AppData\Local\Temp\
Photoshop scratch has async I/O enabled
Scratch volume(s):
D:\, 2.00T, 1.39T free
E:\, 1.50T, 904.3G free
F:\, 3.64T, 2.47T free
G:\, 142.0G, 78.9G free
X:\, 464.9G, 434.3G free
Required Plugins folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop 2021\Required\Plug-ins\
Primary Plugins folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop 2021\Plug-ins\

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boost_date_time.dll photoshopdva 14.0.0
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CoolType.dll CoolType 2020/10/13-07:15:59 79.624517 79.624517
CRClient.dll Adobe Crash Reporter Client DLL 3.0.2.0
DirectML.dll DirectML Redistributable Library 1.0.200514-0504.1.redist-dml-2.1.0.dcd3712
dnssd.dll Bonjour 3,0,0,2
dvaaccelerate.dll photoshopdva 14.0.0
dvaappsupport.dll photoshopdva 14.0.0
dvaaudiodevice.dll photoshopdva 14.0.0
dvacore.dll photoshopdva 14.0.0
dvacrashhandler.dll Adobe Audition CC 2017 10.0.0
dvamarshal.dll photoshopdva 14.0.0
dvamediatypes.dll photoshopdva 14.0.0
dvametadata.dll photoshopdva 14.0.0
dvametadataapi.dll photoshopdva 14.0.0
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dvanet.dll photoshopdva 14.0.0
dvaplayer.dll photoshopdva 14.0.0
dvascripting.dll photoshopdva 14.0.0
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dvaunittesting.dll photoshopdva 14.0.0
dvavulcansupport.dll photoshopdva 14.0.0
dynamic-torqnative.dll Unified Extensibility Platform uxp-4.1.4.7
dynamiclink.dll photoshopdva 14.0.0
ExtendScript.dll ExtendScript 2019/07/29-10:07:31 82.2 82.2
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ippcc.dll ippCC. Intel(R) Integrated Performance Primitives. Color Conversion. 2020.0.1 (r0x35c5ec66)
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ippccl9.dll ippCC. Intel(R) Integrated Performance Primitives. Color Conversion. 2020.0.1 (r0x35c5ec66)
ippccy8.dll ippCC. Intel(R) Integrated Performance Primitives. Color Conversion. 2020.0.1 (r0x35c5ec66)
ippcore.dll core. Intel(R) Integrated Performance Primitives. Core Library. 2020.0.1 (r0x35c5ec66)
ippcv.dll ippCV. Intel(R) Integrated Performance Primitives. Computer Vision. 2020.0.1 (r0x35c5ec66)
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ippi.dll ippIP. Intel(R) Integrated Performance Primitives. Image Processing. 2020.0.1 (r0x35c5ec66)
ippik0.dll ippIP. Intel(R) Integrated Performance Primitives. Image Processing. 2020.0.1 (r0x35c5ec66)
ippil9.dll ippIP. Intel(R) Integrated Performance Primitives. Image Processing. 2020.0.1 (r0x35c5ec66)
ippiy8.dll ippIP. Intel(R) Integrated Performance Primitives. Image Processing. 2020.0.1 (r0x35c5ec66)
ipps.dll ippSP. Intel(R) Integrated Performance Primitives. Signal Processing. 2020.0.1 (r0x35c5ec66)
ippsk0.dll ippSP. Intel(R) Integrated Performance Primitives. Signal Processing. 2020.0.1 (r0x35c5ec66)
ippsl9.dll ippSP. Intel(R) Integrated Performance Primitives. Signal Processing. 2020.0.1 (r0x35c5ec66)
ippsy8.dll ippSP. Intel(R) Integrated Performance Primitives. Signal Processing. 2020.0.1 (r0x35c5ec66)
ippvm.dll ippVM. Intel(R) Integrated Performance Primitives. Vector Math. 2020.0.1 (r0x35c5ec66)
ippvmk0.dll ippVM. Intel(R) Integrated Performance Primitives. Vector Math. 2020.0.1 (r0x35c5ec66)
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JP2KLib.dll JP2KLib 2020/06/29-16:59:49 79.275695 79.275695
libifcoremd.dll Intel(r) Visual Fortran Compiler 10.0 (Update A)
libiomp5md.dll Intel(R) OpenMP* Runtime Library 5.0
libmmd.dll Intel(R) C/C++/Fortran Compiler Mainline
libzip.dll photoshopdva 14.0.0
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Microsoft.AI.MachineLearning.dll Microsoft® Windows® Operating System 1.3.20200515.1.eb5da13
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opencv_world440.dll OpenCV library 4.4.0
Photoshop.dll Adobe Photoshop 2021 22.1
Plugin.dll Adobe Photoshop 2021 22.1
PlugPlugExternalObject.dll Adobe(R) CEP PlugPlugExternalObject Standard Dll (64 bit) 10.0.0
PlugPlugOwl.dll Adobe(R) CSXS PlugPlugOwl Standard Dll (64 bit) 10.0.0.80
PSCloud.dll 1.0.0.1
PSViews.dll Adobe Photoshop 2021 22.1
ScCore.dll ScCore 2019/07/29-10:07:31 82.2 82.2
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Required plugins:

Accented Edges 22.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”
Adaptive Wide Angle 22.1 - from the file “Adaptive Wide Angle.8bf”
Alien Skin Exposure X Autolayer 1.1.0 - from the file “Alien Skin Exposure X Autolayer x64.8li”
Angled Strokes 22.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”
Average 22.1 (20201125.r.94 2020/11/25: 4b16c876033) - from the file “Average.8bf”
Bas Relief 22.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”
Blow Up 3 3.1.3 - from the file “Alien Skin Blow Up 3 Automation x64.8li”
Blow Up 3.1.3 - from the file “Alien Skin Blow Up 3 Photoshop x64.8bf”
BMP 22.1 - from the file “Standard MultiPlugin.8bf”
Camera Raw 13.1 - from the file “Camera Raw.8bi”
Camera Raw Filter 13.1 - from the file “Camera Raw.8bi”
Chalk && Charcoal 22.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”
Charcoal 22.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”
Chrome 22.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”
Cineon 22.1 (20201125.r.94 2020/11/25: 4b16c876033) - from the file “Cineon.8bi”
Clouds 22.1 (20201125.r.94 2020/11/25: 4b16c876033) - from the file “Clouds.8bf”
Color Halftone 22.1 - from the file “Standard MultiPlugin.8bf”
Colored Pencil 22.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”
Conté Crayon 22.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”
Craquelure 22.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”
Crop and Straighten Photos 22.1 (20201125.r.94 2020/11/25: 4b16c876033) - from the file “CropPhotosAuto.8li”
Crop and Straighten Photos Filter 22.1 - from the file “Standard MultiPlugin.8bf”
Crosshatch 22.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”
Crystallize 22.1 - from the file “Standard MultiPlugin.8bf”
Cutout 22.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”
Dark Strokes 22.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”
De-Interlace 22.1 - from the file “Standard MultiPlugin.8bf”
Dicom 22.1 - from the file “Dicom.8bi”
Difference Clouds 22.1 (20201125.r.94 2020/11/25: 4b16c876033) - from the file “Clouds.8bf”
Diffuse Glow 22.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”
Displace 22.1 - from the file “Standard MultiPlugin.8bf”
Dry Brush 22.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”
Eazel Acquire 22.1 (20201125.r.94 2020/11/25: 4b16c876033) - from the file “EazelAcquire.8ba”
Entropy 22.1 (20201125.r.94 2020/11/25: 4b16c876033) - from the file “statistics.8ba”
Export Color Lookup Tables 22.1 (20201125.r.94 2020/11/25: 4b16c876033) - from the file “Export3DLUT.8be”
Exposure X 1.1.0 - from the file “Alien Skin Exposure X Photoshop x64.8bf”
Extrude 22.1 - from the file “Standard MultiPlugin.8bf”
Eye Candy 7 7.2.3 - from the file “Alien Skin Eye Candy 7 Photoshop x64.8bf”
Eye Candy 7 Autolayer 7.2.3 - from the file “Alien Skin Eye Candy 7 Autolayer x64.8li”
FastCore Routines 22.1 (20201125.r.94 2020/11/25: 4b16c876033) - from the file “FastCore.8bx”
Fibers 22.1 - from the file “Standard MultiPlugin.8bf”
Film Grain 22.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”
Filter Gallery 22.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”
Fresco 22.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”
Glass 22.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”
Glowing Edges 22.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”
Grain 22.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”
Graphic Pen 22.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”
Halftone Pattern 22.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”
Halide Bottlenecks 22.1 (20201125.r.94 2020/11/25: 4b16c876033) - from the file “HalideBottlenecks.8bx”
HDRMergeUI 22.1 - from the file “HDRMergeUI.8bf”
Hidden NO VERSION - from the file “TopazRemaskAutomation.8li”
HSB/HSL 22.1 - from the file “Standard MultiPlugin.8bf”
IFF Format 22.1 - from the file “Standard MultiPlugin.8bf”
IGES 22.1 (20201125.r.94 2020/11/25: 4b16c876033) - from the file “U3D.8bi”
Ink Outlines 22.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”
JPEG 2000 22.1 - from the file “JPEG2000.8bi”
Kurtosis 22.1 (20201125.r.94 2020/11/25: 4b16c876033) - from the file “statistics.8ba”
Lens Blur 22.1 - from the file “Lens Blur.8bf”
Lens Correction 22.1 - from the file “Lens Correction.8bf”
Lens Flare 22.1 - from the file “Standard MultiPlugin.8bf”
Liquify 22.1 - from the file “Liquify.8bf”
Luminar 4 17.0 - from the file “Luminar4.8bf”
Matlab Operation 22.1 (20201125.r.94 2020/11/25: 4b16c876033) - from the file “ChannelPort.8bf”
Maximum 22.1 (20201125.r.94 2020/11/25: 4b16c876033) - from the file “statistics.8ba”
Mean 22.1 (20201125.r.94 2020/11/25: 4b16c876033) - from the file “statistics.8ba”
Measurement Core 22.1 (20201125.r.94 2020/11/25: 4b16c876033) - from the file “MeasurementCore.8me”
Median 22.1 (20201125.r.94 2020/11/25: 4b16c876033) - from the file “statistics.8ba”
Mezzotint 22.1 - from the file “Standard MultiPlugin.8bf”
Minimum 22.1 (20201125.r.94 2020/11/25: 4b16c876033) - from the file “statistics.8ba”
MMXCore Routines 22.1 (20201125.r.94 2020/11/25: 4b16c876033) - from the file “MMXCore.8bx”
Mosaic Tiles 22.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”
Multiprocessor Support 22.1 (20201125.r.94 2020/11/25: 4b16c876033) - from the file “MultiProcessor Support.8bx”
Neon Glow 22.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”
Note Paper 22.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”
NTSC Colors 22.1 (20201125.r.94 2020/11/25: 4b16c876033) - from the file “NTSC Colors.8bf”
Ocean Ripple 22.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”
OpenEXR 22.1 - from the file “Standard MultiPlugin.8bf”
Optics NO VERSION - from the file “Optics.8bf”
Paint Daubs 22.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”
Palette Knife 22.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”
ParticleShop NO VERSION - from the file “particleshop.8bf”
Patchwork 22.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”
Paths to Illustrator 22.1 - from the file “Standard MultiPlugin.8bf”
PCX 22.1 (20201125.r.94 2020/11/25: 4b16c876033) - from the file “PCX.8bi”
Photocopy 22.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”
Picture Package Filter 22.1 (20201125.r.94 2020/11/25: 4b16c876033) - from the file “ChannelPort.8bf”
Pinch 22.1 - from the file “Standard MultiPlugin.8bf”
Pixar 22.1 (20201125.r.94 2020/11/25: 4b16c876033) - from the file “Pixar.8bi”
Plaster 22.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”
Plastic Wrap 22.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”
Pointillize 22.1 - from the file “Standard MultiPlugin.8bf”
Polar Coordinates 22.1 - from the file “Standard MultiPlugin.8bf”
Portable Bit Map 22.1 (20201125.r.94 2020/11/25: 4b16c876033) - from the file “PBM.8bi”
Poster Edges 22.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”
PRC 22.1 (20201125.r.94 2020/11/25: 4b16c876033) - from the file “U3D.8bi”
Radial Blur 22.1 - from the file “Standard MultiPlugin.8bf”
Radiance 22.1 (20201125.r.94 2020/11/25: 4b16c876033) - from the file “Radiance.8bi”
Range 22.1 (20201125.r.94 2020/11/25: 4b16c876033) - from the file “statistics.8ba”
Render Color Lookup Grid 22.1 (20201125.r.94 2020/11/25: 4b16c876033) - from the file “Export3DLUT.8be”
Reticulation 22.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”
Ripple 22.1 - from the file “Standard MultiPlugin.8bf”
Rough Pastels 22.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”
Save for Web 22.1 - from the file “Save for Web.8be”
ScriptingSupport 22.1 - from the file “ScriptingSupport.8li”
Shake Reduction 22.1 - from the file “Shake Reduction.8bf”
Shear 22.1 - from the file “Standard MultiPlugin.8bf”
Skewness 22.1 (20201125.r.94 2020/11/25: 4b16c876033) - from the file “statistics.8ba”
Smart Blur 22.1 - from the file “Standard MultiPlugin.8bf”
Smudge Stick 22.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”
Snap Art 4 4.1.3 - from the file “Alien Skin Snap Art 4 Photoshop x64.8bf”
Snap Art 4 Autolayer 4.1.3 - from the file “Alien Skin Snap Art 4 Autolayer x64.8li”
Solarize 22.1 (20201125.r.94 2020/11/25: 4b16c876033) - from the file “Solarize.8bf”
Spaces 22.1 - from the file “Spaces.8li”
Spatter 22.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”
Spherize 22.1 - from the file “Standard MultiPlugin.8bf”
Sponge 22.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”
Sprayed Strokes 22.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”
Stained Glass 22.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”
Stamp 22.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”
Standard Deviation 22.1 (20201125.r.94 2020/11/25: 4b16c876033) - from the file “statistics.8ba”
Sumi-e 22.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”
Summation 22.1 (20201125.r.94 2020/11/25: 4b16c876033) - from the file “statistics.8ba”
Targa 22.1 - from the file “Standard MultiPlugin.8bf”
Texturizer 22.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”
Tiles 22.1 - from the file “Standard MultiPlugin.8bf”
Topaz DeJpeg 4 10.0 - from the file “tldejpeg4ps_x64.8bf”
Topaz ReMask 5 10.0 - from the file “tlremask5ps_x64.8bf”
Topaz Simplify 4 10.0 - from the file “tlsimplify4ps_x64.8bf”
Topaz Texture Effects 2 10.0 - from the file “tltextureeffects2ps_x64.8bf”
Torn Edges 22.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”
Twirl 22.1 - from the file “Standard MultiPlugin.8bf”
U3D 22.1 (20201125.r.94 2020/11/25: 4b16c876033) - from the file “U3D.8bi”
Underpainting 22.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”
Vanishing Point 22.1 - from the file “VanishingPoint.8bf”
Variance 22.1 (20201125.r.94 2020/11/25: 4b16c876033) - from the file “statistics.8ba”
Water Paper 22.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”
Watercolor 22.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”
Wave 22.1 - from the file “Standard MultiPlugin.8bf”
WIA Support 22.1 (20201125.r.94 2020/11/25: 4b16c876033) - from the file “WIASupport.8li”
Wind 22.1 - from the file “Standard MultiPlugin.8bf”
Wireless Bitmap 22.1 (20201125.r.94 2020/11/25: 4b16c876033) - from the file “WBMP.8bi”
ZigZag 22.1 - from the file “Standard MultiPlugin.8bf”

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Filter Forge 10 10.004.57464.34066 Release, December 01, 2020 08:15 - from the file “C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop 2021\Plug-ins\Filters\Filter Forge 10\Filter Forge 10 x64.8bf”
Filter Forge 9 9.007.56243.15698 Release, August 07, 2020 14:58 - from the file “C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop 2021\Plug-ins\Filters\Filter Forge 9\Filter Forge 9 x64.8bf”
FontBase Font Finder NO VERSION - from the file “C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop 2021\Plug-ins\FontBase-Photoshop-Win-2020\FontBase-Photoshop-Win-2020.8li”

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Unified Extensibility Platform - Extensions:

PixelSquid (Prepared) 1.0.6.0 - from the file "Plugin Market Place"

Watermark 3 (Prepared) 3.0.1.0 - from the file "Plugin Market Place"

Toggl Track (Prepared) 0.7.0.0 - from the file "Plugin Market Place"

Home Screen (Loaded) 3.8.0.28 - from the file "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe/UXP/Extensions\com.adobe.ccx.start-3.8.0\"
CDO: 1.76.10
CmdN: 1.5.18
CDP: 1.100.16
Unified Panel (Loaded) 1.2.0.13 - from the file "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop 2021\Required\UXP/\com.adobe.unifiedpanel\"

ccx-timeline (Prepared) 2.6.27.0 - from the file "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop 2021\Required\UXP/\com.adobe.ccx.timeline\"

Neural Filters (Prepared) 1.3.1.0 - from the file "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop 2021\Required\UXP/\com.adobe.nfp.gallery\"

Photoshop UXP Export-As (Prepared) 5.3.2.0 - from the file "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop 2021\Required\UXP/\com.adobe.photoshop.exportAs\"

Photoshop Personalization (Loaded) 1.0.0.0 - from the file "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop 2021\Required\UXP/\com.adobe.photoshop.personalization\"

Plugins Panel (Prepared) 1.1.0.0 - from the file "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop 2021\Required\UXP/\com.adobe.pluginspanel\"


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Libraries 1.0.0 - from the file “C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\CEP\extensions\CC_LIBRARIES_PANEL_EXTENSION_3_9_288\index.html”
com.adobe.inapp.typekit.purchase 1.0.0 - from the file “C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\CEP\extensions\CC_LIBRARIES_PANEL_EXTENSION_3_9_288\purchaseTypekit.html”
Home 2.15.0 - from the file “C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\CEP\extensions\com.adobe.ccx.start-2.15.0\index.html?v=2.15.0.7”
Pexels 1.0.0 - from the file “C:\Users\Craig\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\CEP\extensions\com.pexels\index.html”
Export As 4.8.13 - from the file “C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop 2021\Required\CEP\extensions\com.adobe.photoshop.crema\index.html”
New Document 3.4.0 - from the file “C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\CEP\extensions\com.adobe.ccx.fnft-3.4.0\fnft.html?v=3.4.0.16”
Custom Tools 1.0.0 - from the file “C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\CEP\extensions\com.pspowertools.customTools\index.html”
Pantone Connect 1.0.4 - from the file “C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\CEP\extensions\com.pantone.v1.1.app\html\index.html”
com.adobe.capture.extension 1.0.0 - from the file “C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\CEP\extensions\CC_LIBRARIES_PANEL_EXTENSION_3_9_288\extensions\capture\capture.html”
com.adobe.stock.panel.licensing-embedded 1.0.0 - from the file “C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\CEP\extensions\CC_LIBRARIES_PANEL_EXTENSION_3_9_288\extensions\stock-panel-licensing\index.html”
Adobe Color Themes 6.1.0 - from the file “C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop 2021\Required\CEP\extensions\com.adobe.KulerPanel.html\index.html”
Fontself Maker 3.5.3 3.5.3 - from the file “C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\CEP\extensions\com.fontself.maker.v2.photoshop\launcher.html”
Export As 4.8.13 - from the file “C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop 2021\Required\CEP\extensions\com.adobe.photoshop.crema\index.html”

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Community Beginner , Mar 01, 2021 Mar 01, 2021
Finally, I seem to have found a solution that resolves the issue, as explained here: https://feedback.photoshop.com/conversations/photoshop/photoshop-221-liquify-on-smart-objects-broken-in-latest-version/5fdb5db4227c3a15cd95a41f  Resetting the preferences seemed to do the trick for the most part. I'm not sure what the exact issue was, but I've been using Photoshop for many, many years and so my preferences generally would be copied over from each upgrade to the next. So, perhaps there was some m...

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Hi,

Are you able to include a Screenshot of your Layers Palette?

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Hi,

Yes, here is a screenshot of the layers for the example document that I posted.

 

Layers Screenshot 2020-12-16 153012.png

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Does any Layer (including the SO itself) exceed the Canvas’ borders? 

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Hi,

Good point and I've already thought of that, too. Yes, there are layers that exceed the canvas' bounds. However, I have tested this in different scenarios and it doesn't make a difference. For example, if I rasterize all smart objects and then crop all layers to the canvas borders, the Liquify filter still resets

 

As a side note, in the original template file that I created, I also included a single pixel in each corner of the Smart Object so that its size would remain consistent and I could reapply the same Liquify distortion to other layers if needed (such as the Hair layer, for example).

 

In documents created in PS 2020, even when there are other layers that might exceed the canvas borders, the Liquify filter does not reset. But in newly created documents in PS 2021, it does reset. Furthermore, in 2020 PSD documents, when I open the Liquify filter applied to a Smart Object, it briefly flashes the undistorted mesh version, then a moment later it loads and correctly distorts the mesh as expected. Not so if I open the same PSD that was saved in PS 2021. Even if the mesh is properly distorted upon initial file opening, as soon as I open the Liquify filter the mesh is reset and remains that way.

 

To reiterate, from all of my testing it only appears to be happening to NEW documents created within PS 2021. If I were to open a PSD created in 2020 that already has the Liquify filter applied to a Smart Object, it opens without issue and the mesh distortion is maintined correctly. But if I open a PSD created in 2021 in either the current version, or PS 2020, the Liquify filter resets.

 

This is making me wonder if it's not even so much a problem with the Liquify filter itself, but perhaps there's been some change to the PSD file structure in how it is saved? That seems to be the only thing that's different and it is specific to which version of PS was used when the document was first saved. I'm at a loss right now to understand what else might be causing this issue.

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Is it a »manual« Liquify or a Face-Aware Liquify? 

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It is manually applied.

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I have the same thing happening to me. I use liquify on smart objects as a smart filter. Whenever I want to edit the liquify I have to first click load last mesh as it opens it up with a reset mesh. And if I change any smart filter layer visibility, it resets the liquify mesh (so I have to again edit the liquify filter and load last mesh). If I edit the smart object and apply those changes, it also resets the liquify filter. Very annoying and time wasting.

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If you can recreate the effect (with and without GPU usage) then you could post a report over on

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Finally, I seem to have found a solution that resolves the issue, as explained here:
https://feedback.photoshop.com/conversations/photoshop/photoshop-221-liquify-on-smart-objects-broken... 


Resetting the preferences seemed to do the trick for the most part. I'm not sure what the exact issue was, but I've been using Photoshop for many, many years and so my preferences generally would be copied over from each upgrade to the next. So, perhaps there was some minor corruption hidden in the prefs that was messing things up in this specific example. Anyway, I'm relieved that it's now working as expected since this is a critical part of my workflow.


FWIW, the test file that I was using after I had first noticed the issue now functions almost completely as expected. The Liquify distortions on the Smart Objects are retained even with layer visibility changes. The only glitch that I am still encountering is if I manually disable the Liquify filter under the Smart Object, then try to re-enable it. In that case, the mesh is reset and the distortion is gone. But still, this is MUCH improved over what I was experiencing before whenever ANY change to the layer or even other layers was messing up and resetting the mesh distortion.


Also, the glitch seems to only be persistent with the test file from back whenever I first noticed this issue. If I create a brand new document, then everything functions as expected, even when disabling and re-enabling the Liquify effect on the Smart Object. So, the issue is now probably some remnant that's left over from original file.

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