i'm working in Ps, a painting project, and now my whole project has turned black and white. all of my layers. I'm fairly sure I pressed something accidentally but I don't know what or how to fix it. help??
Press Cmd or Ctrl 2 and let me know if that worked. Hold down the Ctrl key and press 2 for example.
Cmd = Mac
Ctrl = PC
didn't do anything
Look at your document tab at the top. What does it say in parenthesis? Mine would be (RGB/8) for example.
it's still set at RGB/8.
Ok. That helps. Now open your History Panel Windows > History and go back a step at a time until you get your color back. The step below it might explain what happened.
it doesn't show anything other than brushstrokes, and when I try to go back a step that's what it undoes- the brushstrokes. it doesn't fix the color.
I just figured it out. I had accidentally turned half of my layers invisible.... I don't know how I managed that by pressing one key but now i'm really embarrassed. thanks for your help though
You figured out. At least it wasn't non-reversable.
Never be embarrassed... Even pro users forget things or make mistakes. It is better to ask then not too.
I had this happen , and I knew what I did just before, I had hit ctrl 5 and not ctrl T as I wanted to do, 5 being above T on keyb'd, history didnt have a step for it and also image mode still showed it as rgb !. Ctrl 2 turned it colour again.
what is Ctrl 5 for it to do this, and yet image mode is rgb, ?
what is ctrl 2 to fix it, like to know what actually happened.
Ctrl 5 = Blue grayscale channel
Ctrl 2 = RGB composite or full color
it doesn't work
well how'd you fix your problem? cmnd 2 won't work for me. it's staying black and white
Open a new post and attach a screenshot with tabs and panels visible. This thread is getting cluttered.
Thanks dude. It worked
YAAAASS THANK YOU
This worked for me! Thank you!
God bless you, person.
OMG THANKS!! I do this all the time and I appreciate the quick fix
Oh my god you're the real MVP- I've been using photoshop for 15 years and had never accidentally hit Ctrl+4 before so I was MYSTIFYIED when this happened and undo wouldn't fix it. Thank you!!
Solved the issue for me. Thanks for the quick and thorough help!
It worked! Thanks!