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Photoshop Brush Outline Disappeared

Community Beginner ,
Oct 04, 2018 Oct 04, 2018

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Hey Guys,

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?

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Adobe Employee , Oct 04, 2018 Oct 04, 2018
Hi JeppeVolander,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 Family Customer Commu… and let us know if that helps.Thanks,Akash

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 04, 2018 Oct 04, 2018

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Hi JeppeVolander,

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.

Thanks,

Akash

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Guest
Oct 04, 2018 Oct 04, 2018

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Hi

Have you checked this option in preferenecs

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New Here ,
Mar 12, 2021 Mar 12, 2021

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This worked for me when nothing else did - thank you!!

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Advocate ,
Oct 04, 2018 Oct 04, 2018

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Hi,

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).

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Oct 04, 2018 Oct 04, 2018

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The OP already mentioned they tried toggling on and off the caps lock

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New Here ,
Apr 03, 2020 Apr 03, 2020

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Caps Lock works 

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New Here ,
Sep 08, 2020 Sep 08, 2020

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No, it doesn't. Not for everyone. 

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New Here ,
Dec 08, 2020 Dec 08, 2020

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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

OSX 10.15.7

Photoshop 22.0.1

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New Here ,
Apr 30, 2021 Apr 30, 2021

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Thanks man, you save my life.

 

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New Here ,
Jan 07, 2021 Jan 07, 2021

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You are a genius. thanks a lot.

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New Here ,
Jan 13, 2020 Jan 13, 2020

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Thank you! I was having the same problem. I didn't even notice I had CAPs lock on!

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New Here ,
Apr 05, 2020 Apr 05, 2020

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WINDOWS+ Caps Lock, works in photoshop 2019

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New Here ,
Sep 08, 2020 Sep 08, 2020

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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

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New Here ,
Sep 09, 2020 Sep 09, 2020

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Have you tried windows+caps lock maybe?

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New Here ,
Dec 04, 2020 Dec 04, 2020

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Has anyone found solution to this? My brush preview is fu*ked up too :(((

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New Here ,
Dec 04, 2020 Dec 04, 2020

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I downgraded to 21.2.4 and it works

So there is problem with 22xx

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 11, 2020 Dec 11, 2020

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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)

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New Here ,
Dec 12, 2020 Dec 12, 2020

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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. 

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 26, 2021 Feb 26, 2021

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Thank you. I unplugged my usb c charger from my wacom Mobile studio, restarted photoshop and BAM. Finally!

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New Here ,
Aug 10, 2021 Aug 10, 2021

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this worked for me! thanks for taking the time to mention it!

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 20, 2021 Jan 20, 2021

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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...

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New Here ,
Mar 28, 2021 Mar 28, 2021

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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...

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New Here ,
May 03, 2021 May 03, 2021

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Thank you!!!!!

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New Here ,
May 22, 2021 May 22, 2021

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THANK YOUUUUU

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