Your display driver has a fault that's preventing Liquify from working properly.
You may be able to get better operation by choosing different options in the Edit - Preferences - Performance, [Advanced Settings] dialog (making sure to restart Photoshop after any changes), but most likely you'll need to download and install an updated display driver from the web site of the maker of your video card.
Tip: If you have an ATI video card, seek Catalyst 12.6 specifically, as version 12.8 may have problems with Photoshop CS6, based on my testing.
Thanks for the tip
just checked the driver and it is one from 2006
I just had a look and the latest and only driver downloadable is 12.8 unless I want the 12.7 beta.
12.6 seems to be not available on the AMD site.
Just downloading the latest driver. Hope it doesnt mess up my system just like last time with a different computer. Last time Photoshop always wanted me to calibrate the screen although the display looked fine.
Its working now although the only driver I managed to download was the 12.8
Initially when I looked at the strange screen colours I thought it might be a kind of selective colour liquify, which could be interesting...
12.8 may be okay, unless you're using Photoshop's 3D rendering facilities, which is where I found some problems.
Oh, thanks for the warning. I have the extended version, so, I can do 3D but I dont see 3D as a must in Photoshop. For 3D I have got Cinema 4D
Interestingly, having reported the problem to ATI, they have responded and let me know they can't reproduce the problem. But I'm pretty sure the crashes I saw were 12.8-related, in that it went away again when I removed 12.8 and reinstalled 12.6.
I'll probably try 12.8 again, as they have provided a procedure for completely removing any prior version, and I do know from personal experience that their uninstaller does miss things sometimes, so it's possible in all the history of driver updates I've been through I've accumulated something that shouldn't be running.
Thanks for that thought.
I also think that they are missing one or the other thing.
When I updated my old version then only the 12.8 was available for download.
Still, when I check out the current version it tells me 12.5.
Seems they are still doing a poor job in removing the old versions.
Make sure you have turned on Aero desktop in Windows 7 (you know, the glass-like window titles).
I dont do aero desktop. I set it to Windows Classic. That all I can handle.
It is working fine now. It had something to do with my ATI card and Catalyst.
I too have a similar problem.. but my display drivers are up to date.
The cursor/mouse is not appearing on the liquify window... It was working originally bu its not recently
AMD A8 - 4555M with Radeon HD Graphics 1.60 GHz
4 GB Ram
The ATI website lists this display driver for Win8.1
Version Number 13.9
Package contains the following graphics drivers and dependent/required software for the products specified in the current version's official release notes for the 64 bit version of Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1:
Display Driver ver. 13.152
OpenCL(tm) Driver ver. 10.0.1268.1
Catalyst Control Center ver. 2013.0830.1943.33589
Is this the one you have?
Yes. That's the one.
I even tried reinstalling the version.
The cursor is still not visible..
So the brushes work correctly (warping, bloating etc) but you do not see the cursor, correct?
When you say cursor you mean the ring and the center '+' right?
Are you running Photoshop version 14.1.2?
No im using version 13.0.
Please copy and paste your Photoshop/Help/System Info here.
I am out of town and travelling so wasn't able to reply earlier.
I do not have access to the system info. right now.
But there seems to be a problem with the OpenCL option in Preferences - Performance - Advanced settings
The option OpenCL is grayed out.
Is there a way to correct this? Once it is corrected I think Liquify will work.
OpenCL will always be disabled in the 32 bit version of Photoshop. Are you running that? Or the 64 bit version?
In either case I don't believe this will cause Liquify not to work.
My Liquify tool is working now.... There was a problem with the dispay driver version. Photoshop required a different version which caused the tool to malfunction..
I had version 13.152 but the requirement was for 13.251. I updated it and its working fine now.
Thanks for the help.
If anyone has the same issue with Photoshop Liquify/AMD display driver, keep checking for updates for your driver.