Type layer slows down whole photoshop - Selecting, Transforming and scrolling fonts

Community Beginner ,
Oct 26, 2021 Oct 26, 2021

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This topic was discussed in 2017. We are i almost 2022 and still there is no fix for that. Creating any text layer slows down whole program. Searching for fonts through list is a tragedy. Selecting text layer is lagging
Adobe please do something with that.

1. Version 23.0 - but like i said it's been over 3 years...
2. Windows 10
3. Create a text layer, paste some text (better more than less) in to it.
4. Expected result: i'd like to work with the same speed as always. Actual result: Everything is lagging.

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New Here ,
Jul 01, 2021 Jul 01, 2021

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This is useless in my case also. I do sound effects in comics, so i need to transform the text, not just switch font size. It is laggy as [removed] on big images

 

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 31, 2020 May 31, 2020

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In free transform mode Photoshop is quickly generating preview to speed up process and you are not seeing final image or text in your case but rather quick preview which looks pixelated. You can use type options to scale text as already suggested. There isn't option in preferences to generate highest quality preview during free transform which is not recommended for text.

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Explorer ,
Jun 29, 2021 Jun 29, 2021

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I'm experiencing the same critical bug you are. Any idea what version we can roll back to until Adobe fixes this?

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Explorer ,
Jun 29, 2021 Jun 29, 2021

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hmm... seems like the oldest one that creative cloud will let me revert to also has painfully slow transforms...

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 29, 2021 Jun 29, 2021

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I don't think it's a specific version problem. It's been there as long as I can remember, and I've been using after effects for almost 18 years.

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Explorer ,
Jun 29, 2021 Jun 29, 2021

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Here's a youtube video where in the first few seconds someone is scaling text without delay:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9P01qAn52Y8

 

On my beefy machine, it's at least 10x slower.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 29, 2021 Jun 29, 2021

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Sorry, I thought that was another thread I was subscribing to. Yeah the text scaling problem is ridiculous, It was much smoother on my laptop back in 2000,- this must be some sort of  bug whith system/ software / hardware interfering with each other. I'm running an Intel i9-10940x 14 thread CPU, 128 GB of ram, and RTX 2080 super with NVME SSDs. This is a joke really. And Adobe's response was a tutorial on how not to scale a text because it's bad practice. I've been scaling it without problem on huge 300dpi projects and now I can't even move it without 2 seconds lag.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 29, 2021 Jun 29, 2021

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*edit* Ignore my first reply 🙂 Sorry, I thought that was another thread I was subscribing to.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 29, 2021 Jun 29, 2021

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Fun fact - I'm experiencing similar although milder issues in illustrator too. Might be something going on with GPU drivers or sth.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 29, 2021 Jun 29, 2021

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another fun fact - I've just checked, with recent updates text transform is fully DISABLED or not working. I can't even move it after ctrl+T. There's a transform frame, but It can't be transformed in any way, not moved even.

It used to work in such a way, that when you scaled the text it automatically recalculated text font size and line height. They messed it up. Adobe, please stop messing with software my life depends upon.

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New Here ,
Oct 18, 2021 Oct 18, 2021

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I have the exact same issue. I've narrowed it down to the anti-aliasing mode on the live text. If you set it to None it transforms a little faster, but not as fast as if you make an empty layer and Link it with the live text layer and transform them both. That's a hack of course, but it looks like the anti-aliasing engine is going bananas trying to do it's thing in real-time during transform. Linking it with a raster layer seems to switch how it behaves internally. I'd love if this was fixed properly.

 

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 18, 2021 Oct 18, 2021

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If you go to Preferences > Performance... is Use Graphics Processor checked? If it is, can you uncheck and restart and let me know if it's just as slow or better?


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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 19, 2021 Oct 19, 2021

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Also, it would be good to know if you're using the latest version (22.5.1)


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Community Beginner ,
Oct 19, 2021 Oct 19, 2021

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I hope no one feels offended by that comment 🙂 We all try and do our best 🙂

 

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 19, 2021 Oct 19, 2021

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And now with actually constructive comment:
It better than I previously reported few months back - there was a significant lag of even few seconds when operating on a simple 4k file. It's down to a second or less - really depends on the resolution. Up to full hd it's barely noticeble.  BUT I've changed my graphics card to 3090 so the performance boost might be cause by it, use graphics card option is checked, all drivers, system files and adobe software up to date.
High DPI stuff - all hell still breaks loose.
after "rasterize type" it's all super fluid and realtime btw. Didn't you guys mess with type functionalities about two years ago?

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 21, 2021 Oct 21, 2021

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When you say "High DPI stuff" what are the pixel demensions where all hell breaks loose? Is it all fonts? What point size is the text? How much text is in the box you're transforming? If you can post a PSD that reproduces when all hell breaks loose, that might help.


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Community Beginner ,
Oct 19, 2021 Oct 19, 2021

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That's how packing tons of forced "new features" into a thirty year old tech ends up.
....bugs on bugs on bugs on some features bla bla more bugs..

And no one even knows what causes what anymore. It's pure nonsense.
Basic feature: TRANSFORM.
YEAR: 2021

TASK: Just make it responsive.
That's it. I mean how hard can it be?
It's 2021 for crying outloud. My GPU could probably find the cure for cancer,  and yet it can't move <removed> in two dimensions in 4k fluidly! I mean, for crying out loud. Can I speak to whoever is in charge of supervising this basic tool?
- You mean the user experience junior social media communications office manager associate?
- Yes, probably that's the person.
- Hello, did you try and use a different tool?
- No further questions.

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New Here ,
Nov 07, 2021 Nov 07, 2021

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All of the sudden, after never having had a problem before, my Type tool in Photoshop is suddenly lagging to the point of being unusable.

 

The problem seems specific to Photoshop. I use the Type tool in Illustrator with no issues at all.

 

I have tried Reset Preferences on Quit, changing the Font Preview size to None, and uninstalling and reinstalling Photoshop with no problem. 

 

The issue seems to be entirely connected to the Type tool. If I draw a rectangle, let's say, there's not the same lag.

 

I looked on the forums but none of the suggested solutions have thus work. Any help will be very appreciated???

 

I recently updated to Photoshop 2022. Using Windows 10.

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Nov 10, 2021 Nov 10, 2021

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I have had the same issue since updating to 2022. 

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