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no outline to see the eraser brush

New Here ,
Jul 11, 2012 Jul 11, 2012

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the outline on my eraser brush is gone and I can't think what I did or do to get it back, Help. I can't see where my brush is erasing.

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 11, 2012 Jul 11, 2012
If your seeing just a crosshair cursor, turn off your Caps Lock.

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LEGEND ,
Jul 11, 2012 Jul 11, 2012

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Try a tool re-set.

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Jul 11, 2012 Jul 11, 2012

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If your seeing just a crosshair cursor, turn off your Caps Lock.

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Jul 11, 2012 Jul 11, 2012

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Thank you, well there's a glich for you 

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Jul 11, 2012 Jul 11, 2012

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Nope, not a glitch, although I'm not surprised you think so. The caps lock is the toggle for what adobe calls the Precise Cursor, so that you can switch to it when you need to see very precisely where the center of your brush or eraser is.

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New Here ,
Sep 07, 2016 Sep 07, 2016

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What about if the cursor is eraser itself...

I understand that when the capslock is on it should be the cross line... and when the capslock is off it should have the circle guideline...

In my case... when the capslock is off my cursor is a literal eraser... and there is no guideline...

What i need is the circle guideline...

I am very slow with my work... its taking me time to erase bacause the guideline is not showing...

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 07, 2016 Sep 07, 2016

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Which version of photoshop elements and operating system are you using?

Sounds like under Preferences>Display & Cursors that Painting Cursors is set to Standard.

Try Normal or Full Size Brush Tip

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Spot on Resolution, Thank You!

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Feb 02, 2021 Feb 02, 2021

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Turning off CAPS LOCK brought back the circle showing what the tool will erase.

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