I can't see the outline of my brush anymore, I tried everything.
- reset by brush tools
- reinstalled photoshop
- and toggle back and forth on caps lock
It only shows the crosshair.. I have no idea on what to do next..
can you help?
Sorry that you're having trouble using the Brush tool in Photoshop. Please take a look at this discussion Photoshop: My brush cursor is showing a cross instead of a circle (turn off CAPS LOCK) | Photoshop F... and let us know if that helps.
Have you checked this option in preferenecs
This worked for me when nothing else did - thank you!!
So you go to the Preferences menu and choose Cursors, and sure enough, you’ve got Normal Brush Tip chosen as your preference, but for some strange reason, it’s not showing your brush size; it’s showing that stupid crosshair. Here’s the problem: Check your Caps Lock key. It’s turned on, and turning it on changes your Brush cursor from displaying brush size to displaying the crosshair. This is actually a feature to be used when you need to see the precise center of your brush. The problem is it’s assigned to the Caps Lock key, so every time you turn on Caps Lock when you’re working with type, you just temporarily switched your Brush cursor (or any cursor for that matter).
The OP already mentioned they tried toggling on and off the caps lock
Caps Lock works
No, it doesn't. Not for everyone.
Seconded, toggling Caps Lock has not solved the issue for me. Pressing Opt will display the circle until the cursor moves, but is def not adequate functionality
Thanks man, you save my life.
You are a genius. thanks a lot.
Thank you! I was having the same problem. I didn't even notice I had CAPs lock on!
WINDOWS+ Caps Lock, works in photoshop 2019
I'm also having this issue.
And yes, like everyone else on Earth, I'm aware of the damn Caps Lock key. That is NOT the solution.
The size indicator randomly disappears and will only appear again if sizing up or down, but as soon as the user stops holding the button down it disappears again.
2019 Macbook Pro
Has anyone found solution to this? My brush preview is fu*ked up too :(((
I downgraded to 21.2.4 and it works
So there is problem with 22xx
Confirmed for me. There is a brush issue with PS 22.1 on Mac OS Big Sur on my iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2019)
I had the same issue with my brushes turing from my circle to the arrow. I had all the options correct:
1. Prefs: Normal Brush Tip
2. Caps lock off (1. on usb keyb 2. on the laptop)
3. Toggling the cap lock off and on
4. Rebooted the laptop
Still nothing it seem worked.
What solved the issue is I have a docking station that connects to my USB-C. I removed that, went back into PS and the brush circle appeared. If you have a docking station connected, I would recommend removing it and then running PS just with the sole laptop.
Thank you. I unplugged my usb c charger from my wacom Mobile studio, restarted photoshop and BAM. Finally!
this worked for me! thanks for taking the time to mention it!
I just want to say that whoever came up with that should not be a designer... why would you not want to see the edge of the brush tool? It's like installing a faucet but fire comes out instead of water...
I had the similar issue with an (external) magic keyboard and noticed, that my macbook's caps lock was active, but the magic keyboard's was not. Can thus be (apparently) also a bug of the OS. In my case I could solve it by caps locking back and forth on both keyboards :P, if you have a similar bug, rebooting MacOS should also help...