When I select an area in Photoshop CS6, I can no longer deselect by clicking outside the area. My tooltip displays the cross with the plus sign in the lower right to indicate I am in additive mode. I can right click for a dropdown menu and choose "deselect" , but that is a drag that interrupts my thought flow and so annoys me. I've tried going into preferences and making sure the cursor is "standard." I've reset my preferences. No caps locked, etc. What is going on? More importantly, how can I make it so that all I have to do is click outside the selection to deselect it. I'm working on a Mac, if that makes any difference. I'd appreciate any help here. Thanks.
You are my hero. It took care of it and soooo simply. I feel like a dope, but a happy dope now.
Bless you!!!! Not all heroes wear capes!!!!