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smaller than brush size preview!

Explorer ,
Nov 28, 2016 Nov 28, 2016

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In photoshop CS6 when using a brush to paint, the actual painted brush mark is smaller than the preview of the brush size.

Incase i mixed you up with my explanation, I’m attaching  a pic that shows (on the left) the size of the selected brush and how small is the painted mark. And on the (left) what i see on a different computer where the brush's size is the same of what is actually painted.

note: the colour i paint is white and the black circle is the brush size preview.

Its very strange because i know that what is painted should be exactly the same diameter of the brush. But that is not the case on the left sample.

Please help im disorientated and cannot work!

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correct answers 1 Correct answer

Community Expert , Nov 28, 2016 Nov 28, 2016

Are you using a mac os?

If you are, it's probably that the system cursor size is set to something other than Normal.

Go to System Preferences>Accessibility>Display and set the Cursor size to Normal

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Community Expert ,
Nov 28, 2016 Nov 28, 2016

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Are you using a mac os?

If you are, it's probably that the system cursor size is set to something other than Normal.

Go to System Preferences>Accessibility>Display and set the Cursor size to Normal

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Explorer ,
Nov 28, 2016 Nov 28, 2016

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Thats exactly whats going on, many thanks!

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Explorer ,
Dec 27, 2017 Dec 27, 2017

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Anybody know how to fix this in Photoshop CC 2018 with a windows 7 operating system?

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Explorer ,
Dec 27, 2017 Dec 27, 2017

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Solved the problem!! Shape dynamics is on by default in Photoshop CC 2018. Go to Window/brushes/ Brush Settings and toggle Shape dynamics off to correct this situation.

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New Here ,
Apr 01, 2021 Apr 01, 2021

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Yes!!! Life saver! 

 

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New Here ,
Jun 13, 2021 Jun 13, 2021

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thank you very much!! T.T

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New Here ,
Feb 03, 2022 Feb 03, 2022

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Woohoo!  That did it!  

 

Of course my cursor is now microscopic on my two massive monitors all the time, but I enabled the "Shake mouse pointer to locate" feature so it enlarges when I shake the mouse back & forth (Mac OS Monterey).  

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New Here ,
Jan 20, 2023 Jan 20, 2023

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I'm having this problem too, on a MAC, and neither of the "correct answers" shown here has worked for me.  I still can't get the target circle to coincide with the painted result, which is about 50% smaller.  Why can't I find some Photoshop operation to fix this-- or any other solution? 

Regards, salutes,

ns@nathansilver.com

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Jan 20, 2023 Jan 20, 2023

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nathens,

What version of macOS and photoshop are you using?

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