Selections tools not working properly in Photoshop CC 2014

Just installed Photoshop CC 2014. For some reason I cannot get my quick selection tool and quick mask to work properly. I can make a selection but when I try to make a mask I get all kinds of artifacting going on. I try to use quick select to clean up the artifacting to no avail, in fact I start to get different artifacting in the selection that cannot be removed by the brush tool. HELP. To bad I uninstalled Photoshop CC. Can I reinstall Photoshop CC somehow? Anybody out there with the same problems? The focus area will not work also?

At this moment, I have tried : Reset the "Adobe Photoshop Settings File" (When you open Photoshop, push "option + command + shift" for Apple).
Not ok.
See here.

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