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P: How do I see just the Brush Tip Preview?

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LEGEND ,
Nov 05, 2017 Nov 05, 2017

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The brush preview in PS 2018 has changed so now it shows a dragged preview of the brush. I have many a custom brush that are meant to be singularly clicked, not dragged, like stencils. I cannot see which brushes are which anymore, because of this new preview and cannot find a way to change it back. 

PLEASE FIX THIS WITH AN UPDATE ADOBE, IT WAS FINE THE WAY IT WAS.RackMultipart2017110578050h8s7-15122f4a-4544-4c94-be4a-7a271d166aa1-1932007870.pngRackMultipart2017110578050h8s7-15122f4a-4544-4c94-be4a-7a271d166aa1-1932007870.png
As you can see, there is NO WAY for me to tell which brush I am using.

The only work around is to go into the detailed brush settings but this is hassle for me when I need to quickly choose a brush. RackMultipart2017110583379zy2p-13e10015-483e-4c12-bba7-a978c1ba0cce-2053609219.pngRackMultipart2017110583379zy2p-13e10015-483e-4c12-bba7-a978c1ba0cce-2053609219.png

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Contributor , Nov 05, 2017 Nov 05, 2017
Explore your panel settings. 
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New Here ,
Jan 10, 2018 Jan 10, 2018

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see previous replies - explains in detail

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New Here ,
Jan 10, 2018 Jan 10, 2018

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see previous replies for workarounds

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LEGEND ,
Jan 10, 2018 Jan 10, 2018

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> how do i get to the detailed brush settings to change things like bristles?  I can't find that now?>

With Legacy Brushes loaded (found about in the middle of the Brushes popup menu), look in the Dry or Wet Media (unless you have brushes from other sources that were based on these), choose a brush, then open Brush settings and there you'll find the settings.

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New Here ,
Jan 11, 2018 Jan 11, 2018

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I still can't see those brush settings to get to bristles, here is screen shot of what I have, thanks for any help

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New Here ,
Jan 11, 2018 Jan 11, 2018

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Do I not have the correct brushes and need to download them somewhere to get to brushes that have bristle settings?  Thanks for any info

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New Here ,
Jan 11, 2018 Jan 11, 2018

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LEGEND ,
Jan 11, 2018 Jan 11, 2018

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The Legacy Brushes set isn't Kyle's set of brushes.  If you open the Brushes panel menu, below Get More Brushes and Converted Legacy Tool Presets is Legacy Brushes.  If you look closely at my screenshot, you can see that Legacy Brushes contains several sets of brushes. Those are all the sets of brushes that shipped with earlier versions of PS. They're not all installed by default.  What you're looking for is that set, so when you open it, you can find the dry and wet media brushes that ship with Photoshop. Then look for the bristle brush thumbnail icons and click on one.

If you want to know what brushtools are used (converted), be sure to turn on Show Additional Preset Info in the Brushes menu. Then, IF a tool preset has been converted, the icons will show not only the tip (name, stroke), but the tool that was saved with the preset and a color, if one was saved.  For instance, I have John's Artists Brushes (John Derry, who promoted traditional brushes in PS), and his tips are all the bristle brush tips with the Mixer Brush badge, and several have a swatch badge showing the color.

It's a great update to Brushes and Brush Settings, but does take some time to find your way around.

And if you don't have Legacy Brushes in your Brushes menu, then yes, something is definitely wrong.

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New Here ,
Jan 11, 2018 Jan 11, 2018

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I found the Legacy Brushes (I had to "restore" legacy brushes, which is horrible wording, since the Adobe CC was a new/clean install and never had them to begin with...) and was able to finally get to the advanced brush settings that had bristle settings (needed these because they are called out in a lesson plan for my students).  Thank you so much!

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LEGEND ,
Jan 11, 2018 Jan 11, 2018

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> I had to "restore" legacy brushes, which is horrible wording, since the Adobe CC was a new/clean install and never had them to begin with.>

Yeah, part of the finding your way around that I mention. ROFL. And you're welcome. I'm finding this update makes a HUGE difference to my workflow by dramatically cutting the time I spent on locating brushes, leaving me less frustrated and with more time to experiment—but there is that getting used to it time. . .

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LEGEND ,
Jan 18, 2018 Jan 18, 2018

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What is the password for the video. It will not let me view.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 18, 2018 Jan 18, 2018

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What is the password for the video. It will not let me view.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 18, 2018 Jan 18, 2018

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Hi htown,

Password is blueMoon

Thanks,
Hannah

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LEGEND ,
Jan 18, 2018 Jan 18, 2018

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Melissa, How did you get your folders (Groups) to show up at the top of the list?

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 18, 2018 Jan 18, 2018

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htown what version of Photoshop are you running? I'm asking because that's the default view of the brush presets for the current version, so if you're not seeing it I'm wondering if you need to update?

You should see the folders when you go to Window > Brushes. If the folders are collapsed you should see them at the top of the list.

Launch the Creative Cloud desktop app and then next to Photoshop in your app list does it say "Update" like this?

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After that, follow these screenshots:
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https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/uptodate.html

Also another update will be coming shortly, so stay tuned for it.

Regards,
Hannah

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LEGEND ,
Apr 25, 2018 Apr 25, 2018

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Hannah, you are the first one to understand this question & have the answer I needed, thank you!!!

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Adobe Employee ,
Apr 25, 2018 Apr 25, 2018

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Happy to help, Josh! Thanks for letting me know 😄

Hannah

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LEGEND ,
Aug 25, 2018 Aug 25, 2018

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The brushes worked so well before - all I want to see is the brush tips - in my opinion this is a change too far - please can I get my old style brush pallet back? 

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LEGEND ,
Aug 25, 2018 Aug 25, 2018

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> all I want to see is the brush tips - in my opinion this is a change too far - please can I get my old style brush pallet back?  >

You have the option to see just the brush tips. Open the panel menu, make sure brush name and brush stroke are unchecked, uncheck Show Additional Info and you've got exactly what you want. Heck, you can even uncheck Show Recent Presets if you want the real old way of viewing the Brushes panel. Don't create any sets/groups, drag any that fall into sets out on their own, and you can have the old panel that doesn't help you organize anything or know what type of brush/tool you are selecting when you select a brush tip.

It's all customizable by you for you.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 12, 2019 Jan 12, 2019

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Thanks a lot! 

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LEGEND ,
Apr 12, 2019 Apr 12, 2019

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Adobe need to fix this!!! So annoying! 

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