1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 6, 2014 10:56 PM by station_two

    Photoshop freezing when selecting brush tool



      I'm hoping I can get some help or answers here, I've tried tech support but they don't seem to be familiar with Photoshop and I've been unable to reach anyone in the US.

      Photoshop was freezing every time I selected the brush tool (maybe 20-30 seconds).  I spoke to tech support several times and I followed all of their requests.

      So far I've installed a second version of Creative Cloud and ran all the updates, re-installed Photoshop, and deleted all of my custom settings and shortcuts.


      Now, Photoshop freezes for minutes at a time or outright crashes when I select the brush tool.  My biggest issue is files that I have open do not revert to the most recent save and the history is cleared so I'm now losing work.

      Needles to say I've lost countless hours of work due to this ongoing issue.

      Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


        • 1. Re: Photoshop freezing when selecting brush tool
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