Photoshop CC 2015 Major Bug: Healing Brush Creates Salt Lines Pixel Artifacts

Jun 23, 2015

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Photoshop CC 2015 Major Bug: Healing Brush Creates Salt Lines Pixel Artifacts

Jun 23, 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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Adobe only just released Photoshop CC 2015 and it looks like they have what we used to call a show stopper when I was in the software industry. One of the changed Adobe made was to make the Healing Brush work faster, but it looks like that change has some crucial negative impact.

Luce from Luce Retouch recently uploaded a video showing that using the Healing Brush tool with Photoshop CC 2015 created an irritating salt-lines effect.

The affect got its name because it looks like someone left some water drops to dry on the image and it left a salty residue. (I wonder if that would be come saltgate…..)

I think it was 2009 when adobe introduced the healing brush feature which is a clever version of the clone stamp tool. according to Adobe, the Healing Brush tool “the Healing Brush tool also matches the texture, lighting, transparency, and shading of the sampled pixels to the pixels being healed. As a result, the repaired pixels blend seamlessly into the rest of the image“.

So it is no wonder that it has become an essential tool for retouches and photographers on their retouch workflow.  Jaron Schneider notes that “It’s not just a display issue while working in Photoshop, the “salt” look is having an effect on exported jpeg as well“, so it has a real effect on one of Photoshop’s most used tools.

A message was left to Adobe’s support forum and adobe responded that “Alright, the healing brush team is investigating

Wouldn't you like to work with the Healing Brush Team?
Wouldn’t you like to work with the Healing Brush Team?

I hope that Adobe makes a quick release to fix this, but until than, the solution is to revert Photoshop to it’s 2014 edition. Here is a tutorial on reverting Photoshop back to CC 2014

[via resourcemagonline]

 

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8 responses to “Photoshop CC 2015 Major Bug: Healing Brush Creates Salt Lines Pixel Artifacts”

  1. Chuck Avatar
    Chuck

    Headline probably ought to read “Bug” rather than “Bag.” ;)

  2. Madara Avatar
    Madara

    Bug not Bag in title. This is disappointing. I read an article on some issues with the update of After Effects. CC updates need to be tested and bug free at launch.

    1. udi tirosh Avatar
      udi tirosh

      how embarrassing. and on a post talking about software quality no less…. got it fixed, thanks!

      1. Michael G Avatar
        Michael G

        Might want to give the rest of the story a run-through for grammatical errors and capitalization as well.

  3. Ed Rhodes Avatar
    Ed Rhodes

    is the artifact in the actual file, or is it just due to the GPU processing? Someone with access to CC 2015 should try it real quick and export to another file type to see if it is still there.

  4. Denis Germain Avatar
    Denis Germain

    has anybody tried to repro this before posting?
    ZERO repro here…. on a different layer or done directly on the image itself.
    Looks like a videocard issue more than a software issue.

  5. Shachar Weis Avatar
    Shachar Weis

    Major bag?

  6. Chris Hutcheson Avatar
    Chris Hutcheson

    Having the problem here as well. iMac 27″ – 2011 model – Yosemite.