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So I choose the type tool and key in 2 words. I want to change the the 2nd word to a different color. I select the second word and change its color on the Options bar. The following strangeness happens: the 2nd word changes color to what i just picked. Then it automatically gets highlighted and disappears completely, as thought you deleted it on purpose.

Is there a setting or something thats making it do that?? Please help. This is making my type edits a nightmare.

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closed as off-topic by Scott, Dom, Zach Saucier, Vincent Apr 21 '15 at 14:07

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Can you alter the selected words in other ways? Such as not change colour, but size, font etc? – Benteh Mar 24 '14 at 19:17
no i can't. The same thing happens. – Roon Mar 24 '14 at 19:19
Sounds like a bug to me... What I would try is to make sure your cache memory and/or RAM isn't near full, use Edit > Purge to clear cache memory. Otherwise, a re-install of Photoshop might help. – poepje Mar 24 '14 at 19:24
I vote for bug too. Test similar scenario in a new document. Restart, reset preferences, clear cache. If that does not help, reinstall. – Benteh Mar 24 '14 at 19:58
I thought so too. Thanks all – Roon Mar 25 '14 at 23:48

I vote for it being a bug too. Try some standard troubleshoot before doing anything drastic.

  • Restart PS.
  • Test similar scenario in a brand new document.
  • Copy the original document and give it a different name, and then test that (yes it sounds stupid, but sometimes the stupid work)
  • Take some of the elements you have over in a new document and test again.
  • Reset preferences, clear cache

These are the ones I can come up with, there might be other steps, but if all these fails, reinstall.

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