Adobe Photoshop CS5 Type Tool Playing Up...

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by Lukeyy19, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. Lukeyy19 macrumors 6502a

    Lukeyy19

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    #1
    so i was working in photoshop, all was well, when i tried to make a new text box, and it seemed nothing had happened, but the text editing stuff appeared in the toolbar, so I tried to type, it was typing, but there was no cursor, I'm unable to see highlights, and i can't see the line underneath text when its selected, i tried clicking into other text that i had already placed, and sometimes it will display the cursor and what not, but other times it won't. Creating a new text box though, refuses to display anything that should show up when using the type tool, other than the text i'm typing.

    it's really frustrating trying to work when i can't see where I'm highlighting, where my text is going to go, or where my cursor is.

    I've tried searching on google, but i can't seem to find anything about a problem like this... does anyone know what is going on, and possibly how to fix it?
     
  2. RodoLana macrumors newbie

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    I'm not sure what is going on, but whenever photoshop or other Adobe applications start acting weird, try deleting the preference file and then restart the application. Doing so will generate a new preference file which will usually fix things, unfortunately, you will have to reset your preferences. Alternatively, after you've reset your preferences, you can make a copy of your preferences file and keep it as a backup.

    The photoshop CS5 preference file should be located at:
    ~/Library/Preferences/Adobe Photoshop CS5 Settings/Adobe Photoshop CS5 Prefs.psp

    RL
     
  3. Lukeyy19 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Lukeyy19

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    #3
    Turns out Photoshop was just messing up due to the humongous size of the image I was working with, splitting it into a few smaller sections solved it, thanks for the help anyway.
     

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