Using PS CS5 Extended on 64-bit Windows
Using the default vignette action
have an 8-bit image in RGB color space
have a rectangular section approximately 50 pixels inside of the image borders.
Attempt to use the default vignette action and get the following error: The command "Feather" is not currently available The reason it's unavailable is that the selection has disappeared. I can't figure out WHY the selection is disappearing on me. I've used this action for YEARS and never seen this behavior. It's doing the same thing in both 32-bit PS and 64-bit PS.
I assume I've fat-fingered some setting or other but, for the life of me, can't figure out what it could be.
Sure could use some help sorting this out. Thanks.
I just tried it and it worked for me in the condition you described.
When you expand the action via the little arrow to the left of the action name, does it look exactly like this, including the little checkmarks and dialog boxes to the left?
If not, you'll probably want to reload the actions. From Adobe Help:
Hope this helps.
Yes, it looks exactly like that.
I don't think it's a problem with the action -- it's a problem with the selection going away when I start the action. The selection disappears so, of course, the command feather is not available because there is nothing to feather.
Addendum: Not really expecting anything, I reset the actions as you advised and that seems to have worked. The vignette action works now. That was REALLY weird behavior from PS - I've never seen a selection just go away like that.
Thank you, Noel.