I've found recently that Photoshop (CS5) is lagging or completely crashing when I use any of my brushes. I'm doing a painting in one document at the moment and it's near on impossible because every time I make a brush stroke it takes 10 seconds or so to recover. And now it's got to the point where I'm trying to smudge things but every time I make a stroke it crashes PS completely. I'm fed up.
I've turned off Enable GL drawing and I've made sure I don't have too many programmes running in the background on my computer, and I'm unsure what else to try. (I have Windows 8, if that's relevant).
Anyone got any advice?
First, make sure you have all the Photoshop updates installed.
You probably want to update your video card driver from the GPU maker's website.
Then check for bad fonts, disable third party plugins, etc.
Got all the updates installed.
Updated driver for video card.
Disabled third party plugins.
Restarted Photoshop, restarted computer, no difference.
How do I look for bad fonts? I am not convinced that will be the problem, though.
Not sure what to do next.
What changed in your software/hardware to change brush behavior?