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Ubergeekdom => Art => Topic started by: Flisch on April 21, 2009, 08:01:39 am

Title: Photoshop hates me!
Post by: Flisch on April 21, 2009, 08:01:39 am
Seriously, it lags every single time I do something, like after every brushstroke, then it freezes for a few seconds until I can do the next stroke. It even does this when I choose a new setting or alter the opacity etc.

Does anyone know how to calm make it work properly again? :(
Title: Re: Photoshop hates me!
Post by: Elerd on April 21, 2009, 12:57:32 pm
It happens to me when I use large diameter brushes (200+), or when I have too many layers.
I usually just acknowledge my humbleness and rasterise everything I'm currently content with. Or just start using Illustrator...
Title: Re: Photoshop hates me!
Post by: Huckbuck on April 21, 2009, 03:07:18 pm
Open the task manager when running photoshop and see if it uses up your RAM or CPU, you might need to get a better computer. This is not likely if it worked just fine before though.
Title: Re: Photoshop hates me!
Post by: Andrew Ryan on April 21, 2009, 03:08:14 pm
Same thing happens to me with when I try to save things in GIMP. It lags really bad for like ten minutes and then saves it.
Title: Re: Photoshop hates me!
Post by: gec05 on April 21, 2009, 03:38:14 pm
This can either be too little RAM on your system or you need to set up a scratch disk for Photoshop. If you check the program's preferences you can assign your secondary hard drive (if you have one) as a scratch disk, thus helping it with memory.

As with any high quality image suite, these programs need lots of RAM. Try closing any background programs you don't need.
Title: Re: Photoshop hates me!
Post by: Flisch on April 22, 2009, 02:22:20 am
Well, I had restarted my computer and opened photoshop as the first program. But it didn't work either. Also it was OK before too, and I didn't change anything in the meantime. The brushes I use and the size of the canvas is also the same as before. :-\
Title: Re: Photoshop hates me!
Post by: The_Kev on April 22, 2009, 05:02:26 am
Strange, are any other programs just running fine? 'Cause I think you first have to find out if it's only photoshop being stupid or just your whole computer.

EDIT: Also, doesn't this belong in this threat?
http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=15563.0
Title: Re: Photoshop hates me!
Post by: Huckbuck on April 22, 2009, 05:20:32 am
You might have unwanted programs taking up RAM that autostart when you start the computer, remove them.
Title: Re: Photoshop hates me!
Post by: Flisch on April 23, 2009, 12:18:10 pm
Strange, are any other programs just running fine? 'Cause I think you first have to find out if it's only photoshop being stupid or just your whole computer.
No, everything else is perfectly fine. :(

EDIT: Defragged my PC and now it works again! YAY!