If You Are Using Liquify, Hold Off Your Adobe CC Photoshop Upgrade

Dec 6, 2015

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If You Are Using Liquify, Hold Off Your Adobe CC Photoshop Upgrade

Dec 6, 2015

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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One of the good things on Adobe CC is that updates and new features come regularly and year round. One of the bad things is that those updates are not as bug free as we would like them to be. Half a year ago a CC release killed the healing brush and last week’s release seem to be razing havoc on the Liquify filter.

I a post on Adobe’s forums, user Thomas Quinn noted that after using the Liquify filter the area that was Liquified gets a bright box around it:

I am having issues with the new upgrade to Photoshop CC 2015 on Mac El Captain. The only thing I did was upgrade from a working CC 2015 to the new version. Using the liquify tool give the following look. There is a box around the area liquified that is lighter than the other areas. When I turn of Use Acceleration in Graphics Processor, it is better but …. I didn’t have to do this in the prior version i.e.. Yesterday #

Thomas posted the photo below to make his point (which is pretty obvious once you see the photo):

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While this could be a “feature” that helps magazine readers to notice overly retouched models, chances are that this is a bug that has slipped Adobe’s QA tests.

If you have already updated, there is a work around: Click Alt (Option for Mac) when you initiate the Liquify box to disable any hardware acceleration to avoid the brightening issue. (Of course that means that you will not be hardware accelerating the filter as well).

Another solution brought on the forums is to use 8-bit images rather than 16 bit images which is not ideal as well.

[via feedback.photoshop.com]

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11 responses to “If You Are Using Liquify, Hold Off Your Adobe CC Photoshop Upgrade”

  1. Bela Avatar
    Bela

    Just tried it. Seems to be a Mac Problem – LIquifiy works just fine on a PC. (Win10, Quadro Card)
    Not Adobe looming Doom of tools. :D

    1. Sam Dickinson Avatar
      Sam Dickinson

      On a 16bit image? Mine was totally broken on Win 8.1

      1. Bela Avatar
        Bela

        Yup, i tried 8-Bit (No problem at all) and a 16-bit PSD I had in the archives …

  2.  Avatar
    Anonymous

    :D Of course none of us use liquify, so it doesn’t matter ;)

    1. Udi Tirosh Avatar
      Udi Tirosh

      ;)

  3. Sam Dickinson Avatar
    Sam Dickinson

    I discovered this one last night, had to roll back. So frustrating.

    1. Katie Atkinson VanTassell Avatar
      Katie Atkinson VanTassell

      How do you roll back? I’d like to do that.

      1. Sam Dickinson Avatar
        Sam Dickinson

        Bring up your Creative Cloud App, then under the “Find Additional Apps” section drop down where it says “All Apps”, and change that to “Previous Versions”, go to Photoshop and select install, then CC 2015, you’ll have to google around for the 2015.01 update though (to fix the bug with the healing brush)

  4. Steven Avatar
    Steven

    This is why I’m still using 2014… breaking the healing brush was what did it for me.

  5. Glen Jevon Avatar
    Glen Jevon

    *UPDATE* After struggling with this issue myself (hence finding myself here!), I’m happy to confirm that today’s update has fixed the issue :) phew! :)

  6. Teodorico Morell Avatar
    Teodorico Morell

    Liquify is not working on 10 bit: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2059015