I'm trying to use the Select and Mask tool to use the Refine Edge tool. However, when I try to use any of the selection tools in the Select and Mask workspace, nothing appears to be selected. This happens regardless of the View Mode. Attached is a screenshot where I selected part of the image before entering Select and Mask.
I'm using Photoshop CC 2020 21.2.0 on macOS Catalina. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?
not sure if this will help but try it. hold shift on your keyboard and then from the top "select" then click "select and mask"
Appreciate the suggestion! I did manage to get a popup window to appear but it doesn't look like it's actually selecting anything either 😞
This worked thank you
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(I think) I fixed it by going into Preferences and resetting all preferences. After I did that I was able to start selecting in the Select and Mask task space again.
I have been having the same issue for several months now! I reset all preferences and it's still not working. It's such a useful feature... smoothing out the selections manually is super time consuming and frustrating. If anyone has any suggestions, please drop them here! 😞
This hasn't worked for me so i had to revert to the previous version. Now is this a bug? Did anyone at adobe respond? This is fundametal to my workflow.
select and mask is broken (again) on windows too.
i am sick to death working with adobe software.... really.
how you are supposed to work when they sell you tools that breaky every few days.....
i remember 15 years ago PS was on of the most stable apps i used... long gone are these days.
Thought I was losing my mind, but looks like PS has a long history of this tool only-kinda-sorta working. C'mon, Adobe...
Ive got about 20 bio shots sitting here that I need to refine quickly.....thought I was going nuts with Select and Mask. Not just me then. Tried all the resetting etc no dice. Surely this is a fundamental part of the software ???
Is this resolved and reported to Adobe?
Yes but confirmed on other threads
I am also experiencing this issue today.
The lastest update 22.4.2 has resolved the issue for me. Hope you guys have the same results.
Yes - the update made it work for me as well!
the 22.4.2 update broke it for me. Now when the select and mask button is pressed the panel flashes on briefly, then disappears. None of the workarounds mentioned here are helping. (imac retina 5k 27inch late 2015 mojave)
yeah, that update fixed it for me.
It broke it for me!
Latest Update has fixed it for me as well.