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Filters Ps native filters turning photo to black and white


phickey9

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Color mode is RGB; foreground and background are black and white, respectively. I tried applying the filters with the background locked & unlocked, converted to smart object and not, and on the original layer and a copy. I cannot figure out what is causing this - please help!
 

IamSam

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Hello and welcome.

Which filters? Please be specific.
 

phickey9

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Hello and welcome.

Which filters? Please be specific.
Hi! Literally every single filter in the filter gallery. I know some are supposed to produce a black and white effect but even the ones that should work with color are coming out black and white.
 

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Try resetting the preferences file.
It cures a lot of strange behavior in PS.


Close an restart Photoshop and immediately hold down Ctrl+Alt+Shift (Windows)
or Command+Option+Shift (Mac OS X).


Then, click Yes to the message, "Delete the Adobe Photoshop Settings file?"
 

phickey9

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Try resetting the preferences file.
It cures a lot of strange behavior in PS.


Close an restart Photoshop and immediately hold down Ctrl+Alt+Shift (Windows)
or Command+Option+Shift (Mac OS X).


Then, click Yes to the message, "Delete the Adobe Photoshop Settings file?"

This didn't work :/ thanks for the suggestion though. I have no idea why this is happening it's never happened before...
 

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Is it in black and white when you start? Or does it only turn black and white after you apply a filter? Is this with all documents or just on one?
 

phickey9

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I'm starting with colored photos and it's becoming b&w after I apply the filter. And it happens will all files. I pasted a before and after applying the dry brush filter.

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Can you show us what you have in the filter gallery by double clicking here.....
Screen Shot 2021-10-26 at 12.10.57 PM copy.png

This is what I would like to see.
Screen Shot 2021-10-26 at 12.10.24 PM.png
 

thebestcpu

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A fast way to make progress in this issue would be to share the psd file for examination by forum members. If too big to post on the form directly using a file sharing site would do it.
just a suggestion
John Wheeler
 

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