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adding and subtracting with brush tool

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Nov 17, 2021 Nov 17, 2021

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Im fairly new to photoshop so this might be obvious. I cant add or subtract to the layer mask with the brush tool becuse I selected the color picker option. How to I change it back? I have a midterm project due tonight for my photoshop class and I cant move on until I fix this..:0

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Nov 17, 2021 Nov 17, 2021

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Hi check the following video hope it helps you or try to reset your photoshop from preferences..regards

 

https://youtu.be/NxxPUKrKcmE

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👉 Check https://guru99.live/photoshopThis beginner's tutorial will describe a very important part of Photoshop tools "layer masking". It gives us the abilit...

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Nov 17, 2021 Nov 17, 2021

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Not sure what your problem is? You can reset colors to default using keyboard shortcut D. Another problem that can occur to not see changes (add or subtract) is because you have set wrong blending mode for Brush or Opacity is set to 0% what is common because it can be done using keyboard shortcuts 0-9 without ralizing.

 

There are and Mask Properties like Density which can cause changes to not show on screen.

 

Lastly, ensure that you are painting with Brush tool.

 

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Nov 18, 2021 Nov 18, 2021

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Hi, do you mean that you cannot switch back to the brush tool by clicking on its icon, or using the B shortcut?

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Nov 18, 2021 Nov 18, 2021

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I feel sure you have fixed your problem with seven hours since you posted, but what occurred to me was that you might have the layer selected and not the mask.  With the mask selected (it has the white outline) the foreground and background colours are automatically changed to black and white.  

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