View Full Version : Photoshop Cuts off my graphics!

02-01-2007, 08:09 AM
Does anyone happen to know the rhyme and reason behind when Photoshop cuts off graphics if you move them outside the visible area?

i.e. You move a graphic of a man down so that only his upper half is showing, then you move him back and his lower half is cut off!

It only happens sometimes though... I AM working in a PSD document in RGB color.. there must be SOME kind of setting involved, but I can't figure it out!

02-01-2007, 01:39 PM
Are you only selecting visible area when you move it back?

Karen S. Garvin
02-01-2007, 03:13 PM
First off, this does not have anything to do with RGB mode, so you're safe there. PSD files (Photoshop native files) support layers and masks and all sorts of alpha channels and other goodies. You need to try and give us more specific information on what you are doing when this happens. Are you using layers? Masks? What tool are you using when this happens?

I've seen this kind of thing happen sometimes because of a slow video card, or the CPU is bogged down. Try refreshing your screen (you can zoom in and out to do this) and see if the rest of the image returns.

If the image data is indeed missing, then you've managed to crop your art somehow.

02-01-2007, 03:47 PM

Although the obstinate SOB in me FEELS like it's happened before when selecting the whole layer, the realist in me is fairly certain I've been hitting CTRL+A and selecting only the visible area....

Yikes... thanks for the tip!

Karen S. Garvin
02-01-2007, 06:53 PM
Glad you found your answer.

By the way, has anyone noticed that in the "Last Posts" preview, this comes up as "Photoshop cuts off my...." ? Makes you wonder what the dots are for, doesn't it? :D