The only times that I post on any threads is when Google has proven to yield no pertinent information that I am looking for.
When I open any file type (psd, tif, jpeg) after it's initial creation and attempt to add text the entire screen goes red. I can add text, but it is a weird text that has some flashing thing going on. The text that I can add does not appear in or as any layer, so I can not edit later (when saved), and the text appears if I type it, even after I think I have removed it. Super frustrating! I can not change the color mode, it is greyed out.
Alos, I tried removing it with the marque tool, which worked, but then the marque can not be deleted, and I can not make any edits to the area where that tool was used. (?!?!?!?)
(Also, I would like it noted that Adobe and it's support sucks. There are new tools being developed, and cheaper as well. If Adobe does not get their act together with their support, as these other tools become more advanced, I will move to them. As if spending a few grand for software is not enough, you have to pay for everything else. And the chat option is rigged to take all your information and then say you need to pay for a phone call, and then the chat option says, "Sorry, everyone is busy now." Umm.... I wasn't born yesterday....)
You mistakenly used the text selection tool instead of the text tool, and are seeing the red overly (just like quickmask mode) to show you where you text selection will go.
Also, you may be seeing problems with your video card driver rendering the red overlay. Update the video card driver from the GPU maker's website.
Okay, how do I make sure I select the text tool? Do I have to create a new
layer for text first?
Click on the text tool slot and change to the normal text tool.
And the normal text tool does create new text layers automatically.
The only limitation I know of would be in a bitmap, indexed color, or multichannel document (where layers are not supported).