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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  • 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
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    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. – paddotk Mar 24 '14 at 19:24
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    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
  • @boblet Why not turn your comment into an answer so that the question can show as answered and Roon can accept it? – Alan Gilbertson Mar 26 '14 at 21:29

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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