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I am using Photoshop CS5 and am encountering an odd issue:

I have simply layer A sitting on top of layer B.

When I select layer B, layer A becomes invisible. The visable/non-visable icon (the eye) on the layers tab is not toggled, nor are the positions of the layers switching (they arnt covering each other anyway). There are no filters set for either layer. Simply, when layer A is not selected, it goes invisible. This is reversible if I click on the area where layer A should be - it then returns.

Tried restarting PS but it still occurs.

Does anyone know if there is a setting to stop this?


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First thing to all troubleshooting is to reset the Photoshop Preferences. Hold down Command-Option-Shift (Mac) or Ctrl-Alt-Shift (Windows) when you launch Photoshop to reset its preferences. Then see if the issue remains.

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I wouldn't call trashing prefs the first thing in troubleshooting, but it's definitely the one that looks indicated here. :) – Alan Gilbertson Oct 19 '12 at 18:43

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