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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? 

594 deviants said A series of short stories
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Zonagon Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student General Artist
Like the reason why you're a Teddy Bear?
TomPreston Featured By Owner 1 day ago
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Living-in-Bag-End Featured By Owner Edited 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Andrew! I'm reading your "So... You're a Cartoonist" comic (I've read a few of the newer ones and I love those too, but I figured I should start from the beginning so I'm still somewhere in the SYAC section) and I love it! I want to be a cartoonist or a story board artist one day and I love reading the captions about your opinions and experiences. I find them very helpful! I'm only 15 right now, but I'm aiming high so I try to study and learn as much as I can before I actually get out there in the world. I also find your views on anime refreshing too. Anime was definitely my gateway into drawing (Ghibli was a big part of it too), but "weeaboos" are very overwhelming. Anyway, I just wanted to say hi, thank you, and that I really like your work.

TomPreston Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Thank you so much! I'm glad you're enjoying my work. Dunno if anyone's recommended this to you yet or not, but I recommend "Making Comics" by Scott McCloud.
ucurmi Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Photographer
lol i've only read a few but i love your comic already ^^
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