Odd problem in PS with lasso, clone and patch tool

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Odd problem in PS with lasso, clone and patch tool

Adobe has been zero help on this. Preferences reset, tool reset graphics GPU enabled/disabled and so on. No help.

iMac late 2012 32GB RAM 10.14.6 Current PS CC.

When retouching images I may want to use the lasso, patch tool, or clone stamp. When I start using them nothing happens. History shows the activity but there is zero effect.

Workaround is to use Polygonal Lasso and then hit "J" key to switch to patch tool. Then drag as usual and all is good. However, the clone tool will not work nor will plain lasso. I can then save the file and sometimes (not every time) the tools start working again. No pattern at all. I can quit PS and re-open and the tools may or may not work. When they resume working, they will work until I close the file and then may or may not work on the next file.

If anyone has any useful ideas I am all ears. As I noted above, tool reset, and preferences reset and quit and restart do not help.

TIA

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