Airbrush Tool simply not working. Photoshop CC 2017

New Here ,
Oct 31, 2017 Oct 31, 2017

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I have raked the forums and help and nothing seems to answer this for me. The Airbrush tool simply will not working, I click the airbrush icon, Hold down left mouse button over an artwork without moving mouse and... nothing. No airbrush, no buildup. Have reset all preferences and settings and problem still occurs, reset all tools, problem still occurs. Any ideas? Gonna try reinstalling photoshop and seeing if that fixes this. I really hope at least somebody actually can help me on this god-forsaken tundra of a support system. lol.

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New Here ,
Oct 31, 2017 Oct 31, 2017

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Late night error; Version is CC 2018

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New Here ,
Dec 04, 2017 Dec 04, 2017

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Sorry, not having an answer but my Photoshop CC 2018 does not have the airbrushes at all (anymore). I wonder what's going on.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 14, 2018 Mar 14, 2018

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I'm having the same problem I can't find the airbrushes at all and I'm going out of my mind trying to find an answer

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New Here ,
Oct 28, 2019 Oct 28, 2019

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Did you ever figure it out? I’m hahingthe same problem.

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Contributor ,
Dec 20, 2017 Dec 20, 2017

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This is happening to me, too. I have tried everything I can imagine. Apparently just not the right thing.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 20, 2017 Dec 20, 2017

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Could you please post a screenshot taken at View > 100% and with the pertinent Panels (Layers, Channels, Options Bar, Brushes, …) visible?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 20, 2017 Dec 20, 2017

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trevorf79582615 , what do you mean by »Airbrush tool« exactly?

Did you mean the Brush Tool with an Airbrush Brush Tip?

my Photoshop CC 2018 does not have the airbrushes at all (anymore).

lindakaroliina, have you tried the Legacy Brushes?

Please post a screenshot of the Brush Settings Panel with »Brush Tip Shape« selected and scrolled to the top of the list.

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Contributor ,
Dec 20, 2017 Dec 20, 2017

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The airbrush is just to the right of the flow control when you have a normal brush selected. It's a small icon.Airbrush.jpg

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New Here ,
Dec 21, 2017 Dec 21, 2017

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Just found the brushes, and the settings are exactly the same as before. Pretty sure though that the brushes weren't there when I first opened the new version. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Thanks anyway.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 14, 2018 Mar 14, 2018

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Where are these? I still can't find mine....I have no airbrushes in my brush pannel

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 15, 2018 Mar 15, 2018

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You may want to do some actual troubleshooting or at least provide the information necessary for others to help you (for example post meaningful screenshots).

Have you loaded the Legacy Brushes?

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Contributor ,
Dec 20, 2017 Dec 20, 2017

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I just figured out what my issue was. If you have one of the "Catch-up" boxes checked for Smoothing, it won't build up. Make sure they are unchecked. Apparently that's because it's waiting for a specific time during a stroke to smooth and update before proceeding with any more brush additions. Those are located in the drop down menu next to the Smoothing that looks like a gear.

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New Here ,
Sep 24, 2018 Sep 24, 2018

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It's locked, do you know how I unlock it ?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 24, 2018 Sep 24, 2018

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Please post a screenshot.

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New Here ,
Sep 24, 2018 Sep 24, 2018

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I was talking about the "catch-up" boxes but I finally was able to uncheck them and even so, the airbrush is still not working...

I tried to install older cc versions of photoshop but it's still not working, is there anything I'm missing here ?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 24, 2018 Sep 24, 2018

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»It is not working« is a somewhat unclear description, so please read this (in particular the section titled "Supply pertinent information for quicker answers"), start a new thread and provide meaningful information including screenshots including the pertinent Panels that illustrate your problem:

https://forums.adobe.com/docs/DOC-7044

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New Here ,
Apr 24, 2018 Apr 24, 2018

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I don't like the new airbrush took.  It is very limited... this really sucks...

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 24, 2018 Apr 24, 2018

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Please state what you mean exactly instead of meaningless complaints.

As far as I can tell the »old« brush functionalities have not been removed, the »new« Airbrush is just one option.

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Explorer ,
Aug 23, 2018 Aug 23, 2018

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Airbrushing used to be a doddle in Photoshop, but over the years it has become harder to use, and is now barely functional at all. The pre set airbrushes right down the list of brush types are of little use. All that is needed is a very soft brush and use the fade control, so you set the airbrush stroke length to last for a given number of pixels – and that seems to have vanished. Have the chaps at Adobe ever used an airbrush?  What we have now has too abrupt a finishing edge with the fade option.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 23, 2018 Aug 23, 2018

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On which property do you use the Fade anyway?

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New Here ,
Nov 13, 2018 Nov 13, 2018

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1.choose brush

2.converted legacy tool presets

3.voila!

Screenshot 2018-11-13 at 15.08.41.png

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Explorer ,
Nov 14, 2018 Nov 14, 2018

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Many thanks Samantha, that's worked fine

I just need to find the fade option on this. Do you know where it is?

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New Here ,
Nov 16, 2018 Nov 16, 2018

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no sure about that , sorry can't help

Kind regards,

Samantha

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 23, 2018 Nov 23, 2018

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I just need to find the fade option on this. Do you know where it is?

What do you want to fade exactly?

Fade can be set for several features in the Brush Settings Panel.

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