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Selina Rutovitz
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Vector mask corruption?

Feb 7, 2013 8:33 AM

Tags: #vector_mask

For several months I have had random shapes appear in my files when using vector masks. The scrambled imagery only appears at random and at certain zooms (over 25%) and will disappear upon restart of Photoshop. If I flatten the file, it will retain the scrambled imagery, but otherwise it seems to not actually corrupt the data, just the view on screen. Any ideas? I've been fighting this for months and have replaced drives, video cards, and it still persists.

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    Feb 7, 2013 8:50 AM   in reply to Selina Rutovitz

    Does turning off »Use Graphics Processor« in the Performance Preferences and restarting Photoshop have any bearing on the issue?

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    Feb 10, 2013 1:06 AM   in reply to Selina Rutovitz

    So far so good.

    Not so; if turning off »Use Graphics Processor« were to resolve the issue it could indicate that your GPU driver needs to be updated (or the reverse) and as long as it’s turned off you lose a bunch of functionality that dependes on it (the Rotate View Tool for example).

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    Feb 12, 2013 11:23 PM   in reply to Selina Rutovitz

    What are your OS and hardware specs?

    Are Photoshop and OS fully updated?

    What have you done in way of the usual trouble-shooting routines (trashing prefs, system maintenance, …) so far?

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