I select an area I want to repair, click source, then drag to the area I want to use to make the repair and release. It looks great in the preview, before I release. As soon as I release it disappears.
For example, after using the automate tool to combine multiple images into a panarama with a transparent background there are a few blank areas. I select one of the blank areas with the patch tool, click source then drag to the area I want to use as the replacement and release. As soon as I release, it goes back to the transparent background. The transparent button is NOT selected.
This is a Windows Vista system, with NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT video, If I try to do updates to CS4 is sas it is using the latest driver. Which it lists as version 11.0.2.
Any idea how to fix this?
In photoshop cs4 the patch tool doesn't work on transparent areas.
In other words the area has to be opaque (not transparent)
If they are small areas you might try the Healing Brush Tool.
Or use the healing brush tool and/or clone stamp tool and then patch the area with the patch tool.