Try resetting your Photoshop preferences, which you can do under the General tab in Photoshop preferences.
I did that during the "play with settings", unfortunately no help.
Have you updated to Photoshop CC2017.1.1?
Yes - "I'm running the latest up to date version of CC"
This is not a case of turn it off and on again there's something a lot deeper going on here I have a feeling it's hardware related.
The same thing is happening to me, and it's driving me crazy. The problem started yesterday and I'm trying to troubleshoot it, but haven't had any luck yet, so hoping to find some help.
After the third time it happened today, I went to check if there was an update from Adobe -- there was -- and I installed it (it looked like a minor update, and I didn't see anything in the notes describing this "invert selection crash" issue).
But now I'm running the latest version of Photoshop (CC2017.1.1) on a Mac Pro (OS X 10.11.6).
Much like jacobz7365038, when I work on a file, I'm able to invert my selections either using CMD+SHIFT+I (or via the menu) several times -- it doesn't crash.
But after about 3-4 minutes of working on the file, when I try to invert my selections, the program instantly crashes.
So far, I've trashed my preferences, I've used DiskWarrior to rebuild all my drives (I use SSD drives for my system, my scratch disk, and my project drive), and I've used OnyX to repair permissions. But it still crashes after about 3-4 minutes, always when I try to invert a selection.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
One thing I've noticed that may or may not be relevant is I often make use of the "Rotate View" tool while working -- when I've tried to replicate the problem and I hit CMD+SHIFT+I before I rotate the view, Photoshop doesn't crash -- but it almost always does after I've rotated the view.
I hadn't noticed previously but after just trying it out you are right; rotate view does seem to be related!
The plot thickens...
It's driving me nuts.
I'm wondering if it's related to performance settings in Photoshop, so that's what I'm going to experiment with today.
I have an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti OpenGL Engine card in my Mac Pro, with 64 GM 1333 MHz DDR3 EEC memory.
Under Preferences/Performance, here are my current settings:
Available RAM: 62079 MB
Ideal Range: 34143-44679 MB
Let Photoshop Use: 42214 MB (68%)
Optimize Cache Levels and Tile Size for: Huge Pixel Dimensions
History States: 25
Cache Levels: 6
Cache Tile Size: 1024K
Under Preferences/Performance/Advanced Settings, here are my current settings:
Drawing Mode: Advanced
Use Graphics Processor to Accelerate Computation: Yes
Use OpenCL: Yes
Anti-alias Guides and Paths: Yes
30 Bit Display: No
Use native operating system GPU acceleration: Greyed out, not an option
First thing I'm going to try is turning off "Use OpenCL" and see if that helps. (Not because I have any real idea if this will actually help, but it beats doing nothing and crashing every 5 minutes.)
Still hoping others can weigh in with suggestions...?
I'm also using an Nvidia card (GTX 970), since installing it in my computer there have been some strange issues with Photoshop and OSX (unable to log in/ crashes/ using the wrong driver and not outputting any video)
Could it be the card / driver affecting something?
This is something I have wondered from the start, the web drivers seem a bit dodgy..
This is still happening and it's still driving me crazy. Not sure if it's the Nvidia card, I've had my GTX 980 in my computer for over a year and this wasn't an issue until about a month ago.
Still hopeful that some other power users can help out with suggestions? Turning of "Use OpenCL" didn't help (it was a total shot in the dark, but oh well).