Hi there. I'm an aspiring YouTuber who uses Photoshop for its ability to make thumbnails for my videos. Recently, I went into Photoshop as always and whenever I select ANY tool, Photoshop crashes altogether. This hasn't happened before in the past, so I'm wondering what the solution could be to fix this. Thanks!
Are Photoshop and OS fully updated and have you performed the usual trouble-shooting routines (trashing prefs by pressing command-alt-shift/ctrl-alt-shift while starting Photoshop until the appropriate dialog appears after making sure all customized presets like Actions, Patterns, Brushes etc. have been saved and making a note of the Preferences you’ve changed, 3rd party plug-ins deactivation, system maintenance, cleaning caches, font validation, etc.)
If a crash occurs the most likely culprits are bad drivers (video card, printer, scanner), 3rd party fonts and 3rd party plugins.