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Photoshop: Option to hide cursor on wacom cintiq

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Engaged ,
Dec 18, 2012 Dec 18, 2012

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Please have a way to eliminate the cursor when using a Cintiq. I need to do detail work and that cursor is always in the way of what I'm drawing! I've been using Photoshop for 18 years, use it every day as a professional story artist.
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Adobe Employee ,
Dec 18, 2012 Dec 18, 2012

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Does it work to use the precise cursor by either setting the preference or turning on [Caps Lock] while your painting?
Senior Product Manager - Customer Advocacy - Digital Imaging

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Engaged ,
Dec 19, 2012 Dec 19, 2012

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That hashmark is worse than the brush icon when working with fine detail. I'm working on a Cintiq, so I can see what I'm drawing and don't need a cursor to see where my brush tip is. I'd like to have the option to make the cursor invisible.

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Adobe Employee ,
Dec 19, 2012 Dec 19, 2012

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OK. Thanks.
Senior Product Manager - Customer Advocacy - Digital Imaging

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Engaged ,
Jul 24, 2013 Jul 24, 2013

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I also use a Cintiq. I really need this option - I can hardly paint details with the cursor being visible. Shocked to find that this hasn't been implemented yet.

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Engaged ,
Oct 07, 2013 Oct 07, 2013

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I'm shooting drawing videos directly offscreen (Cintiq as well) and at the moment I'm frantically searching for the cursor graphic in the source files so I can edit and remove it. Hardly the most intuitive way so a preference would be a lifesaver!

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Engaged ,
Dec 27, 2013 Dec 27, 2013

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yes please give us more custom cursors I would like 1 dot or none!!!!!!!!!!

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 28, 2013 Dec 28, 2013

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Lazy Nezumi plugin to the rescue! (again)
You can choose to always hide the cursor, or only when you are drawing. :)
Check it out here:
http://lazynezumi.com

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 15, 2018 Feb 15, 2018

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There is an app called Astropad that allows you to mirror your mac screen and this has a tickbox saying 'Hide cursor when drawing'. Surely this should be an available option for Adobe products rather than relying upon 3rd party plugins.

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 15, 2018 Feb 15, 2018

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Nice, but for Windows only.. They hint there may be a mac version at some point...

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 15, 2018 Feb 15, 2018

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When are we likely to see an update to Photoshop (and other software) enabling us to remove the cursor when using a wacom cintiq on iOS? 
There is an app called Astropad that allows you to mirror your mac screen and this has a tickbox saying 'Hide cursor when drawing'. Surely this should be an available option for Adobe products rather than relying upon 3rd party plugins.
I know I'm not alone here!

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 15, 2018 Feb 15, 2018

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Please hit Me Too at the top of this page to vote for this if it's an important feature to you.
Senior Product Manager - Customer Advocacy - Digital Imaging

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Engaged ,
Feb 15, 2018 Feb 15, 2018

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Hi,

Yes, more custom cursor options would be great.

Thanks,
Stephen Burns

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Engaged ,
Feb 15, 2018 Feb 15, 2018

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Thanks All for bringing this to light again, it's been 5 years and still no regard for this issue from Adobe.  I agree it should be a preference to opt out of having a cursor image. 

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 15, 2018 Feb 15, 2018

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I'm a bit new to this, where's the 'Me Too' button?

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 15, 2018 Feb 15, 2018

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Being able to see Photoshop working with the 'Hide Cursor When Drawing' tick box is enabled via AstroPad makes it even more annoying knowing it can be done and is very useful!! 5 Years!!

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Engaged ,
Feb 20, 2018 Feb 20, 2018

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Was reading this thread while looking for a way to record live line drawing in Photoshop without seeing the cursor.

I found this little preference pane:  http://doomlaser.com/cursorcerer-hide-your-cursor-at-will/ which does the trick very neatly.  You can toggle the cursor on and off with a hotkey, and it works in Photoshop.

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 27, 2018 Apr 27, 2018

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Thanks Will. I have tried this but found it too glitchy for what I do. Now my OS won't install it; saying it can't recognise the developer. This proves there are other 3rd party developers who are willing to help. Why is it then that Adobe are't willing to add such a seemingly simple preference to there applications...??? Come on Adobe, this would be SO helpful!! 

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 27, 2018 Apr 27, 2018

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Thanks Will. I have tried this but found it too glitchy for what I do. Now my OS won't install it; saying it can't recognise the developer. 
This proves there are other 3rd party developers who are willing to help. Why is it then that Adobe are't willing to add such a seemingly simple preference to there applications...??? Come on Adobe, this would be SO helpful!! 

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 18, 2018 Oct 18, 2018

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I see Adobe's latest photoshop update hasn't dealt with this issue again. It's obviously not a 'Top Customer Request'. How disappointing! I have my fingers crossed for the next update, but not so much that I can't do my work. Come on Adobe/Wacom... What's the issue here???

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Engaged ,
Mar 19, 2019 Mar 19, 2019

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A lot of us have been waiting for this for a LONG time, and the only plugin that addresses this is windows-only. It's very distracting to have to look at a virtually useless crosshair or brush outline when we have all the visual feedback we need.

I've been using Photoshop for over 20 years and never have I seen Adobe take so long to adapt to such a simple request that thousands are asking for.

Seriously. Make it happen, please! 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 19, 2019 Mar 19, 2019

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It's kind of sad when a thread has more unfollows that votes.  It would be great to see this feature request gain some steam.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 19, 2019 Mar 19, 2019

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Has anyone with a Cintiq reached out to Wacom about a solution?  Seems if Astropad can do it on the iPad that Wacom could probably do it on the Cintiq as well.  Maybe.

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Engaged ,
Mar 19, 2019 Mar 19, 2019

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It doesn't hide the crosshair. I've tried to find any additional setting in PS or AP to remove the photoshop-originated crosshair, and it is still there. Very distracting and unpleasant. 

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Engaged ,
Dec 03, 2019 Dec 03, 2019

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the crosshairs on the small brush sizes block your view of your work while painting
why not give users the option of removing them in preferences?

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Explorer ,
Jan 23, 2021 Jan 23, 2021

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Gets my vote too.

I would like to see an option to hide cursor when painting (applying pressure with a brush tool)

Would help a lot making animated things with the screen recording.

And when doing fine details you see what you paint, so the cursor is kind of a distraction in some cases.

Please Adobe.

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