Highlighted

Smudge , Dodge or Burn tools not working in Photoshop

Community Beginner ,
Oct 01, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

So here's a problem is anyone else experiencing. Every now and again if I use a tool such as smudge tool, dodge or burn etc the tool once selected on the area to work just goes off on its own course. I worked a small area forthe smudge tool and it pretty much rolled around the image smudging everything and no it's not the mouse or tablet lol. Any ideas please👍

TOPICS
Problem or error

Views

78

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more

Smudge , Dodge or Burn tools not working in Photoshop

Community Beginner ,
Oct 01, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

So here's a problem is anyone else experiencing. Every now and again if I use a tool such as smudge tool, dodge or burn etc the tool once selected on the area to work just goes off on its own course. I worked a small area forthe smudge tool and it pretty much rolled around the image smudging everything and no it's not the mouse or tablet lol. Any ideas please👍

TOPICS
Problem or error

Views

79

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Oct 01, 2020 0
Guide ,
Oct 01, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Perhaps you are low on memory and/or have a small/slow scratch disk and/or the brush size is too large to cope with limited resources.  On these occasions, the brush lags your strokes and does a catch-up.

 

What is your system spec? 

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Oct 01, 2020 0
Adobe Employee ,
Oct 01, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hi there,

 

We are sorry about the experience due to some of the tool not working properly in Photoshop.

 

Please share the version of Photoshop along with your computer's OS. Does the app freezes while performing a specific task?

 

To get started, you may checkout the steps mentioned here: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/photoshop-slow-lags.html 

 

Also checkout this article to optimize Photoshop for best performance: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/optimize-photoshop-cc-performance.html 

 

Thanks, 

Akash

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Oct 01, 2020 1
Community Beginner ,
Oct 02, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Many thanks for your replies.  I think the issue is an old computer. Just upgraded the graphics card to a gtx 1050, the scratch disk is around 100 gb but looking at upgrading the hdd to an ssd, and the memory is only 8gb which I'm looking at a gradual upgrade to 32 gb so think it might be the memory. Tha ks again👍🙏

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Oct 02, 2020 0
Community Beginner ,
Oct 02, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Plus it's the windows 10 bugs I think. I was on win 7 and using cs6 32 bit which everything was fast. I've changed alot of settings as it was taking the computer 5 minutes to start up, now got the start up to 30 seconds, ps2020 was taking 2 minutes to start up, got that running a bit faster now. Apart from upgrading to a ryzen (not a mac user prefer pc) I think affordability right now is upgrading ram and hard drive. The processors not bad phenom black 6 core. 

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Oct 02, 2020 0
Adobe Employee ,
Oct 05, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Thanks for the update. Let us know how your experience with Photoshop and your system improves overall after these much needed hardware upgrades.

 

~Akash

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Oct 05, 2020 0