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Brushes not painting to the edge of cursor...

Community Beginner ,
Sep 16, 2022 Sep 16, 2022

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I finally just installed Photoshop 2022 on my new Macbook Pro.  Previously I was working with 2021 version.  When I got the new computer I just did a clean install.  Now all my brushes are not painting/erasing etc. to the edge of the circle cursor.  I double checked all the settings and cursor preferences and they are exactly the same as I had them in PS202.  Is there a new setting I'm not aware of in PS2022?  The cursor is only painting or erasing in the very center.  For example I have it set to 60 pixils and seems like I'm only getting the center 30 of that size.  It's making erasing and cloning very frustrating.

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Community Expert , Sep 16, 2022 Sep 16, 2022

Apple changed the Cursor size preference to under Apple>System Preferences>Accessibility>Display>Pointer>Pointer size

 

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Changed again with macOS Ventura 13.x

 

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Have tried resetting the preferences? Go to Preferences/General and click the reset preferences button.

Otherwise on the Mac OS specifically, check your Mac System Prefs/Accesibility/Display and make sure your Cursor size slider is set to normal. 

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hmmm, I haven't tried resetting the prefernces only because looking at them they seem to be just how I like them, but I guess I should try that.  I did just now go look at Accessibility/Display and I don't have a slide for Cursor size, like you show in the photo.  This is what that setting looks like for me... I am on OS 12.5.1Screen Shot 2022-09-16 at 2.28.37 PM.png

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I just reset all preferences and it's still only painting in the center of the cursor and not to the edge.

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Can you send a screen shot of your PS Preferences/Cursors?

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Just tried rebooting my computer and still same problem with cursor.  So annoying when trying to retouch photos, to not have control.  And why has it changed from PS2021 that I was previously using.

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Apple changed the Cursor size preference to under Apple>System Preferences>Accessibility>Display>Pointer>Pointer size

 

pso.png

 

 

Changed again with macOS Ventura 13.x

 

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Sep 17, 2022 Sep 17, 2022

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That was exactly the problem!  Thank you.  I had my cursor adjusted to just a little larger just because I can see it better then.  Guess Photoshop didn't like that.  Changed it back to normal and I'm all good now.  Man, that was a weeks worth of frustration 🤦🏼‍:female_sign:

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Thank you
you solved my problem 🙂

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