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P: Mixer Brush Not Working Corrrectly?

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Explorer ,
Mar 10, 2022 Mar 10, 2022

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Hello, 

 

When I try to paint with a clean brush instead of picking up the colour from the base layer, it's selecting the foreground colour even though I've deselected it. 

Below you can see:

Image 1) I've a base layer.  An empty layer to paint on.  "Load Solid Colours Only" deselected. 

Image 2) It should sample from the base layer and allow me to paint with only those colours, but instead it's automatically using the foreground colour. 

 

Anyone else experiencing this bug and found how to fix it?

 

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Adobe Employee , Oct 17, 2022 Oct 17, 2022

The bug that was fixed is what @Michal G_1 described in this thread back in July. 

 

The issue where the foreground color gets loaded on change of brush size or flip foreground/background color has been around as far back as PS 2018.  That has not been fixed. 

 

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Adobe Employee ,
Mar 10, 2022 Mar 10, 2022

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Thanks. Engineering will take a look.


Senior Product Manager - Customer Advocacy - Digital Imaging
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Explorer ,
Mar 13, 2022 Mar 13, 2022

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Hi Jeffrey, Is there an update to this bug yet?

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Adobe Employee ,
Mar 13, 2022 Mar 13, 2022

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No. We will update this thread when a fix is available.


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Explorer ,
Mar 21, 2022 Mar 21, 2022

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This bug was not fixed in the latest update. 

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Adobe Employee ,
Jun 14, 2022 Jun 14, 2022

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Hi all,

 

We're happy to announce the release of Photoshop 23.4. This update includes the fix for this issue. To see the list of all fixed issues, click here

 

To update Photoshop to 23.4, click "Update" in the Creative Cloud desktop app next to Photoshop. More detailed instructions for updating

 

Let us know if the update resolves the problem for those affected, and share your feedback.

 

Thanks,

Mohit

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Explorer ,
Jun 16, 2022 Jun 16, 2022

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I had never got this issue before, but since I updated to 23.4, now, I have this issue.

 

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Explorer ,
Jun 17, 2022 Jun 17, 2022

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Thank you, seems to be working fine now. 

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 03, 2022 Jul 03, 2022

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In version 23.4.1 there is a bug (in 23.2.1 it's ok) in the operation of the mixer brush tool.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Set up the mixer brush tool like this:

brush.jpg
2. Select the normal brush tool, change its color to any color you like, and paint anything with it.
3. Switch to the mixer brush tool and try painting with it. The first stroke is with the previously selected color even though the mixer brush should be clean
4. Alternatively to step 3: Switch to the mixer brush tool and increase or decrease its size - its color is suddenly set to the color of the previous brush.

 

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Explorer ,
Jul 05, 2022 Jul 05, 2022

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You don't need all these steps to show this issue :

Just select the "Mixer Brush Tool", then hit twice the "X" keyboard button (inverting Background/Foreground twice), and before painting, resize the "Mixer Brush Tool" size, and now, when you paint, it's using the Foreground color.

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New Here ,
Jul 05, 2022 Jul 05, 2022

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the problem has not been solved at all and is causing serious difficulties for those who use frequency separation techniques. Get a move on and fix it!

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Explorer ,
Jul 05, 2022 Jul 05, 2022

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https://youtu.be/rxeY2iTa02o

Little video made to show the issue.
1- X key x2
2- Resize Mixer Brush size
3- Paint : Issue : painting with Foreground Color

So basically, when these steps are done : "changing Foreground Color" + "Resizing Shape of the Mixer Brush", the Mixer Brush Tool is not working properly.

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New Here ,
Jul 11, 2022 Jul 11, 2022

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This issue was discussed extensively in another report, with examples, in March. We are in July and version 23.4.1 HAS NOT SOLVED THE PROBLEM.

https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop-ecosystem-bugs/p-mixer-brush-not-working-corrrectly/idc-p/1...  

Here an explanation video.  https://youtu.be/rxeY2iTa02o

A whole community of retouchers using Frequency Separation is frustrated and angry.
When do you solve this problem?
let's hurry.

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New Here ,
Aug 09, 2022 Aug 09, 2022

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https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop-ecosystem-bugs/mixer-brush-start-white-or-black-not-clean/i...

 

this bug not fixed yet (until PS 23.4.2)

@Mohit Goyal  It hasn't been fixed. Please change it back to under investigation.

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New Here ,
Aug 11, 2022 Aug 11, 2022

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Please fix this quickly. The mixer brush cannot be used properly. My photoshop is 23.4.2.

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Engaged ,
Aug 11, 2022 Aug 11, 2022

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This bug is pretty old, too. The mixer brush does not clean in time.

Looking at the comments fixed above, it was informed that it was modified in 23.4, but it is not. Currently, the 2022 version is 23.4.2 and the bug remains the same.

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New Here ,
Aug 13, 2022 Aug 13, 2022

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This has not been fixed. Please fix the mixer brush quickly. In four months, 2023.

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New Here ,
Aug 14, 2022 Aug 14, 2022

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When will this be fixed? The current Photoshop is 23.4.2 and the problem remains the same.

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New Here ,
Aug 15, 2022 Aug 15, 2022

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Not Fix Yet! Please Fix

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New Here ,
Aug 16, 2022 Aug 16, 2022

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mixer brush doesn't gently mix the colors of my image, it makes a mess.

If anyone suffers from this bug like me, use the 2021 version instead of the 23.4.2 version. That's fine.

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New Here ,
Aug 16, 2022 Aug 16, 2022

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People who can't use mixer brush can blend with a normal brush.

You can alt-click any color, and storke few times.

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New Here ,
Aug 16, 2022 Aug 16, 2022

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Unfortunately, threads that have already been marked as repaired will no longer be answered.

Even if it's not fixed like this mixer brush bug,

 

You just have to use it at the expense of inconvenience and hope it will be fixed accidentally in Photoshop 2023 or 2024. Because there's a lot of bugle reports that say they've been fixed for years and they've been left unattended.

Use other tools instead of a mixer brush.

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 16, 2022 Aug 16, 2022

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@di25669441j5ra There's nothing hopeless like "Don't use a problematic tool because it won't be fixed."
Adobe won't turn a blind eye to this.

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Engaged ,
Aug 18, 2022 Aug 18, 2022

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It hasn't been fixed yet.(PS 23.5)

On Keyboard, Press x, x and change mixer brush size. than bug again. same foreground color load.

 

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New Here ,
Aug 19, 2022 Aug 19, 2022

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same issue. I updated it to 23.5, but the wrong color is still loaded.

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New Here ,
Aug 20, 2022 Aug 20, 2022

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@Mohit Goyal  Hi Mohit. I was pleased to see that this was amended in version 23.4. But it wasn't fixed in practice, and the current version is 23.5.
As the above users say, the wrong monochrome is still loaded.

Please change this to patch in progress instead of marking it as "fixed". This has not been fixed...........=(

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