I'm having a problem when using the brush tool. When I go into the color picker, I'm trying to use the brush tool to check what color I would like to paint with. But as I try to paint with it, the brush automatically changes to the eyedropper tool. How do I fix this? I'm on a Mac by the way.
Do I understand correctly that you have Brush tool selected, and you start clicking-and-dragging inside your document to paint? And it switches to eyedropper tool? And you're not pressing anything on your keyboard?
Yes, exactly 🙂
Are you sure you're not pressing anything on the keyboard? 😉
Haha, I'm positive!
What I'm doing step by step is: I have a blank document, then I select the brush and have no problem drawing lines. Then I press the color picker to change color and it changes to the eye dropper tool instead of the brush 🙂
When you click on the colour picker, Color Picker dialogue box opens. With the dialogue box open, your cursor will change to eyedropper automatically when you move the cursor away from the Color Picker window 😉
Ok, I see 🙂
I thought I could use the brush with the dialogue box open to quickly see what color I would like to use. Do you know if there's a way to do that? 🙂
I don't think you could do that. 😉
Normally, you just select your Brush tool and to pick a colour you either:
- click on Foreground Color swatch at the bottom of your tools panel
- click on Foreground Color swatch in Color panel
- click on a swatch in Swatches panel
Is Caps Lock on?
Sometimes people get confused be the precise cursor that Caps Lock turns on.
Nope, no caps lock on 🙂
I am having the smae problem. Brush tool changes to another tool when I try to use it.
Hi, Peggy, and welcome.
To wich tool does it switch? Is it the same problem that Billy544645 ran into, the eyedropper one gets when clicking on the regular color picker?
Using the heads up color picker might help: Control + Option + Command -click (Mac)
Could you post a screenshot of your entire interface?