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Quick question here... why would Photoshop reset to default settings on it’s own? I’ve got CS6 and just completely out of the blue when I loaded it up today, everything reverted back to the default settings. All my brushes are gone. I have no recent history listed. My scratch box settings back to default. And yet... my customized pallet swatches and patterns are all still here.

And here’s the puzzling thing to me... I haven’t touched CS6 to make it do this. I haven’t deleted any files or anything on my computer to prompt it to do that. I didn’t accidentally click on a setting to restore the defaults. I haven’t rebooted my computer. I rarely, if ever, turn my computer off. There have been no recent automatic software updates according to my log. Literally I used it yesterday just fine. Closed the program. Went to bed. Woke up. Opened the program and BAM... old settings.

This isn’t the first time it’s happened either. This seems to happen once every few years for seemingly the same random reasons. I cannot pin down a correlation cause and effect explanation for why it does this.

So I am just asking here... do any of you have any explanation for why Photoshop CS6 would reset itself like that? Please keep in mind I have a MAC, not a PC, and that I haven’t deleted anything since I closed the program yesterday and re-opened it today.

I ask because this is incredibly frustrating for me. I had everything set to the perfect settings for how I work, and now I gotta go through and reset everything again. It takes time away from when I should be working because invariably I’ll miss a setting and not realize it until it’s too late and will ultimately have to redo my work till I get it right. And I want to prevent that from happening again.
  • Mood: Frustrated
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  • Watching: Count Duckula
  • Playing: Marvel Puzzle Quest
  • Eating: Hamburgers
  • Drinking: Water

Which of these older works of mine would you rather like to see posted online? 

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"When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up."
~C.S. Lewis

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~Elvis Presley

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~Chuck Jones

“The seed of your next art work lies embedded in the imperfections of your current piece."
~David Bayles

“Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.”
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"If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original. Most kids have lost that capacity because we stigmatize mistakes. The creative adult is the child that survived."

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”
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ilyilaice Featured By Owner 9 hours ago
I read your comic strips and even your journals when I'm in a weird mood. They're always fun and engaging. Thank you for being such an awesome artist with outspoken opinions! :thumbsup:
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virtuousbass Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Hello Dobson/Preston/Blue Bear dude

I'm going to be real honest here. really don't understand the hate levelled toward you. I read most of your journal entries (especially those concerning social issues) because I respect your opinions and your passion on subjects that I deeply care about.

I have never seen you post anything intentionally offensive/provocative to any group. So I really can't understand why people see you as controversial or why they react so strongly. While I've personally not seen much of the serious dislike directed to you, I can see that it's a major issue and effects almost everything you do now. But seriously, stick to your guns! I feel that you're an important voice in this particular community, who discusses important issues that are VERY relevant to our society and internet culture specifically. I admire your persistence through these issues, and hope they aren't bogging you down too much. I would offer an ear if you ever needed one, but lets face it I'm just a random dude at a keyboard across the other side of the world.

As a final note, don't let this shit drag you down. I'm hazarding a guess that you're a strongly opinionated, slightly stubborn person (do correct me, I'm wrong about these things more often than not) but don't allow people to sink in their claws and drag you backward when you have such a forward thinking agenda.
Zonagon Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student General Artist
Wait, is your name Andrew Dobson or Tom Preston?
TomPreston Featured By Owner 3 days ago
It's a secret to everybody.
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