My normal brush tool (and stamp, healing brushes) are not filling in the diameter of the brush - reveals a smaller dot in the normal brush size circle. I don't know how to fix this so my size selection is what the tool uses.
I am using a MacBook Pro running OS Big Sur, version 11.6
Photoshop 21.1.1 release
What is the Apple > System Preferences > Accessibility > Display > Cursor setting?
Please post a screenshot.
Three things you can try:
1. Check your cursor preferences as @c.pfaffenbichler mentioned - confirm if its set to Show Full Size Brush Tip or Normal Brush Tip.
2. Select your Brush tool and go to the top left of your screen. Use the drop down menu next to the brush icon and Reset Tool.
3. Go to your Brush Settings panel and use the fly out menu to Clear Brush Controls.
Hi, Kevin means the Photoshop/Preferences/Cursors, while Christoph speaks about the Apple preferences, two different places to check.
@kevin stohlmeyer I tried all three of your suggestions, but none of them worked for me. Maybe it will help if I give you my specs.
I'm using Photoshop 2022 on a…
Thank you so much!
Two additional things to try:
In your Photoshop Preferences/Performance - disable the GPU settings in the top right. Restart PS and see if there is a difference with the brush display.
If not, turn it back on, restart PS then...
Go to Photoshop Preferences/Technology Preview and check "Deactivate Native Canvas". Restart PS and check again.
Let us know if either of these changes affect the brush display. All of this is just troubleshooting to narrow down what could be affecting it.
Last resort is to reset your preferences. Easiest way is under PS Prefs/General, click "Reset preferences upon Quit". Then quit and relaunch PS.
Just to make sure: Please post a screenshot of the Apple > System Preferences > Accessibility > Display > Cursor window.
Does changing the brush hardness help?
As suggested by c.pfaffenbichler, go to Apple>System Preferences>Accessibility>Display and set the Cursor size to Normal.
I had the same issue, and this is what caused it. I wish that I could have the cursor size larger than normal, and have it effect every cursor except the paint brush in Photoshop. Thank you for the screenshot.
I asked that question three days ago in this thread:
Changing my cursor in System Prefs has fixed it:
Also, I've sent you a PM, as I know someone with your first initial and last name who is a Photoshop pro.
Hi Jane. Not sure how to access PMs here, but will keep looking. Yes, Photoshop still had the ability to drive me crazy - more love than hate, though. xoxo Joy
Oh, good you've signed your name — I knew it was you, Joy!
In the upper right corner there is an envelope, bell, and your avatar. Click the envelope. There should be a "1 unread" next to it. Barb and Mike are also ACPs here and you should be, too!