Unless you are using the Slice Tool, you should not see slices and their numbers. Maybe it's Transformation values?
You can turn those off:
Preferences > Interface > Show Transformation values > set to Never
While using the move tool there are lines that pop up showing alignment and what looks like slices but I couldn't tell, they would appear and disappear again quickly. I believe yours is the correct answer and I thank you for helping me get away from this annoying behavior in Photoshop. I have other projects coming up where I'll be able to tell if this is the answer as I cannot duplicate the problem as it seems to come up on its own prerogative and I can't tell what type of 'help' it is trying to be.
Glad to help. Now that I know it's the move tool, I can give you a better answer.
Sometimes when a tool exhibits odd behavior, It's usually settings are changed or corrupted.
For example, "Show Transformation controls" may have been checked on in the Options bar.
There you would see the lined transformation box with handles and the values I directed you to turn off.
But if that's not the case, you can Reset the Move tool to its' defaults.
In the Options bar, ctrl-click on the Move tool and select "Reset Tool"
So try that and see if it helps.
The transformation values were meant to be a "heads up" feature. That is you could see the values change instead of glancing over to the Info panel all the time.
You have the valuable knowledge of this. I know that prepress requires a solid understanding of 'move' abilities and precise control over 'placement' of objects. All of this is required and extremely important. I am often working in a more 'creative' mode and don't want the 'assistance' of all of these great features.
Thanks again for filling me in and making me aware of what is and might be going on.
After I changed the preference you mentioned I went back and tried a transform and it gave the same behavior with lines showing up 'once' and then, as if it said to itself 'oops, I'm supposed to be turned off' it did not happen again.
These programs are strange sometimes.
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The "pink lines" that show up during moving operations are a new feature called Smart Guides.
Try this if you don't want to see them:
View - Show - Smart Guides (uncheck)
Noel Carboni wrote:
View - Show - Smart Guides (uncheck)
This has got to be it, since the 'pink lines' showed up after I went into preferences and set 'show transformation values' to 'never.'
It seems that Smart Guides are there for each new document that I open and is greyed out if I look at the menu without a document open.
Is there a way to turn them off by default?
With a document open, choose View - Show - Smart Guides (uncheck). Close Photoshop. The setting is sticky as far as I can see.
Your answer is correct for what I wanted Noel. I'll leave things as they are here because this whole thread has been a first-class education in what you can see on screen to help with measuring, locating and lining up objects and their placement in a document AND how to remove those helps from the working environment when not needed. Five stars and thank you for every contribution here.
that works great. they are dumb annoying pointless guides. not smart guides
I have the same problem but the smart guides does not disappear although I have unchecked the smart guides. Transformation values are set to NEVER. PS CC seems very buggy.
If you'd like others to help you, open a new topic. This one has been marked as answered and is basically closed.
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I actually had a hard time finding it. Here's an image...
And sweet Jesus, thank you for posting your answer! I just upgraded to CC since my CS6 now died after updating to OS Sierra. Really pissed off that my perfectly find photoshop is now crashing and unusable.
THANK YOU! for letting me turn off this useless 'improvement' of smart guides. Totally distracting.