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Old 06-11-2011, 09:49 AM
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CS 5.5 upgrade issues

Hello techie-minded people
The company I work for has recently upgraded from PS CS3 to CS5.5 (running on Snow Leopard) and we have a problem I can't figure out. I hope someone here can help...
Problem:
A colleague's machine displays the pasteboard area (outside of the image crop) as transparent for all rgb files. The cmyk and LAB colour files display correctly (with a grey or black pasteboard, as in the previuos version), but as soon as she tries to work in rgb, she can't see where the edges of her file are, as the pasteboard diplays with transparent blocks. HELP? A setting, possibly, but where? We can't find it - her setting seem the same as mine, and I am not having the same problem.
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Old 06-11-2011, 09:03 PM
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Re: CS 5.5 upgrade issues

PS has no pasteboard area, so I'm going to assume you have an image area inside a larger canvas. If you have a background layer (ie: the word "background" is in italics and there is a lock icon) then the canvas will appear white. If there is no background layer, or if the image layer is above the background layer and the background layer's visibility is turned off, you'll see the checkerboard.

It is possible you have files saved in 5.5 that aren't readable in CS3 (depending on features used, etc.) and in that case they'll be rendered as a flat "background" layer.
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Old 06-13-2011, 02:25 AM
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Re: CS 5.5 upgrade issues

hello Doug
thanks so much for your response.
I used the word "pasteboard" because I didn't know what else to call it, but what I actually mean is the space around the canvas - the area that shows grey or black in full-screen view.
This area is now showing with the checkerboard even though it is not part of the canvas.
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Old 06-13-2011, 04:48 AM
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Re: CS 5.5 upgrade issues

Take a screenshot and post it here (you may need to shrink it a bit).
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Old 06-13-2011, 05:02 AM
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Re: CS 5.5 upgrade issues

Hello Doug
Herewith screenshots.
Let me know what you think.
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Old 06-13-2011, 05:26 AM
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Re: CS 5.5 upgrade issues

Can you shoot the layer stack of that same image?
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Old 06-13-2011, 07:37 AM
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here it is:
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Old 06-13-2011, 07:45 AM
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Re: CS 5.5 upgrade issues

When you create a new image you have options for its Background (see Ctrl New). One of those options is Transparent. If BG is set to transparent and you are in Full Screen mode then any canvas surrounding your image border will be transparent. You can also change screen background color in the Edit>Preferences>Interface
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Old 06-13-2011, 07:54 AM
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Re: CS 5.5 upgrade issues

hello Murray
thanks for your input, but it is not the canvas being transparent that is the issue. The area around the canvas (non-editable space) shows the transparency blocks, making it impossible to see where the canvas starts and ends.
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Old 06-13-2011, 01:19 PM
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Re: CS 5.5 upgrade issues

You have me stumped. I'd try the standard nuclear options (uninstall/reinstall, disabling OpenGL, etc.). You might need to bite the bullet and call Adobe (you should have some free support if you haven't contacted them before).
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