Tried using the liquify command in PS CC, everything worked fine but when I went to save/exit I got an error message:
"The operation could not be completed
a write permissions error has occurred"
I had no option but to hit 'cancel' and lose my adjustments. Being a big fan of Liquify this is a nightmare. Anyone else seen this? Anyone got any thoughts what might be the problem?
While I'm here I've been finding 14.2 a bit buggy in general, I just had to shutdown because I lost all my dialogs. After using the 'crop' tool, I went to right click to bring up my brush menu only to find it empty, just the blank rectangle. I soon realised that this was the case with every dialog and drop down, including the menu bar, panels, the lot. This is the second time it's happened, not happy!!
Fortunately I was able to use shortcuts to save & exit my files, but having to restart is a major PITA, is it just me? Thanks in advance!
PS: Just remembered the mini-bridge wont work either, it just fails to load!
Do I need to reinstall? cry? top myself?
iMac 27"Quad core i7, 2G Gfx, 16G ram, Mavericks, Wacom Intuos tablet, high blood pressure...
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I would recommend reading this
And to verify if GPU issues may cause this try to raise Liquify without GPU support.
Edit: On a Mac by pressing crtl-alt when invoking the filter from the menu.
Thanks for the reply C.pfaffenbichler, much appreciated, and certainly a great page for troubleshooting. I went through everything but no luck, sounds like a reinstall is my only hope. Isn't there a way I can save all my settings? (fairly sure there is, just can't think where it lives) If so what settings does it save?
No The GL card seems not to be the culprit, doesn’t look like it wants to be found! Another thing that’s happened is that I've lost my cursors more than once, For no apparent reason the full size/crosshairs reverts to the default cursors, most of these things are fixed by a restart, but even restarting the computer doesn’t help the Liquify problem. I'm sure the answer lies somewhere in the user library folder but I'm not confident about messing about in there without guidance
My gratitude for taking the time to try, thanks.
OK, so a few further glitches caused me to completely uninstall Photoshop & start over, which I did.
Exactly the same problem! Every time I go to exit the liquify panel I get the same error message and lose all my work in liquify. This is really getting to me asI use it a lot. For some things the Puppet warp can help, but mostly it’s the smudge tool with a huge brush to reshape things, ( I illustrate birds so thers a lot of re-shaping) which destroys all my detail which has to be redone costing me hours upon hours.
I've tried everything above and verified all the permissions (using the Disk Util as well as the info panel).
Still I get this:
The operation could not be completed
a write permissions error has occurred"
What is the file whose permissions I'm violating? It isn't the image file or any photoshop file as I have r&w permissions on each & every one!
Please can someone think of something else I can try! I'll name my first-born after you!
He probably wont like it much, neither will his wife, but tough luck!
Sorry to hear you are still having problems. One more possibility is a problem with the Liquify preferences. I have seen cases were the file path or file has become corrupted. One user had a folder that had somehow turned into a file instead! Try checking the Library/Preferences/Adobe/Plugins/Adobe Liquify CC/Photoshop/Adobe Liquify CC Prefs. I'm not at work and going from dodgy memory so it might be slightly different. Try manually deleting the Liquify prefs. Good luck.
Hello, in the past, some filters used to create rogue scratch files on other disks. Do you have other disks plugged in?
Did you try launching Liquify while holdings own the ALT key, to launch it in CPU mode (way slower) but that would allow to see if it is the GPU code that poses an issue.
Also, please post the contents of help-system info, so that we can see the specs of your machine, and some info from the GPU sniffer.
Many thanks for the help & info guys,
Firstly, John, the folder you mentioned is not there. Inside the Library/Preferences/Adobe folder, there is no 'plugins' folder, only 5 other basically empty folders. I looked inside every folder but found nothing to do with 'Liquify'. In fact I searched my entire machine and found nothing, save magazines mentioning Liquify and old .msh files.
Also PE, it seems the GPU code isnt the culprit, I did as you said and got the same (bloody frustrating) result.
I've attached the Sys info contents, I hope you spot something!
Thanks in advance for your generosity & time
Sys inf is here:
PS: While I have your attention, do you have any ideas on why Mini-bridge wont open? Bridge works fine but MB just says its looking for bridge for ever & ever!
John, is it supposed to be the user's library folder?
Which one did you check?, slashpot?
Liquify was clearly slower when you launched it in CPU mode, did you notice a thin black outline?
Thanks again for your help guysmuch obliged!
John, Do you mean the Library folder inside My home folder? I have read write permissions for everything in there, including all subfolders. The user folder just has the usual folders (as shown below) Is it possible I'm missing a folder? If so what should I do?
PE, no I didn’t notice anything like that, and I only drew a cople of strokes to make a random change to see if it would save, but they appeared instantly. Problem is Liquify only has one button to both save and exit, how can I save it manually?
It's getting so I'm scared to use new features in case it crashes! AAAAaaaaaarrrrgggghhhhh!!!
Hello, Slashpot your library folder is hidden by default, it's the one that is greyed out in your screen capture. Open it, to find the folder John mentionned earlier, and check the ones he mentionned.
If you hold down ALT as you navigate to filter>Liquify, you should see a one pixel outline at the edge of your image. That's the hint that liquify is running in CPU mode (or make a huge brush and see if you have real-time -GPU or stutters -CPU mode)
I had the same issue.
I just created a different admin account (users&groups).
And used photoshop in that account with no problem.
Its related with permissions, maybe u have 2 different computers with
the same username like i do.
If none of the troubleshooting steps above solve your problem, it may be user permissions related. Simply using a Repair Permissions command is not always bulletproof. I highly recommend trying a new Admin user account to verify a permissions problem prior to trying to repair permissions.
Once the Admin user account is created, log into the new user and run Photoshop to see if the problem goes away.
I still have no liquify, it costs me hours having to use the Smudge tool and then fixing all the blurred bits, occasionally Puppet warp does the job, but boy I need that filter back! I did the Admin account thing, but I think maybe I stuffed it up. I'll try again. I know how to get to the library folder and fix the permissions, and I've run Repair permissions in Disk Util a coupla times. I've also tried running in non-GPU mode, nothing works!
If I figure it out Bruhart I'll be sure & tell you the fix, and I am determined!
Many thanks for the generous time and brainpower you guys have spent on this, it really is appreciated!
The official fix for the permissions problem. Update your Creative Cloud app. Quit and relaunch to update: http://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/kb/creative-cloud-connection-faq .html#id_10491