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Brush Tool Erases & Eraser Tool Paints - Photoshop 2020

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I am running Phoroshop 2020.  Works great except my brush tool erases and my eraser tool paints.  Got me stumped.  Any suggestions for correcting?

 

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Check your Tools panel and tell us what colors you have for the foreground and background swatches. Any chance white is your foreground color? That's the first thing I would look at, even if it's just to rule it out. Type "D" to reset your default swatches.

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Brush Tool Erases & Eraser Tool Paints - Photoshop 2020

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Hello

 

I am running Phoroshop 2020.  Works great except my brush tool erases and my eraser tool paints.  Got me stumped.  Any suggestions for correcting?

 

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Check your Tools panel and tell us what colors you have for the foreground and background swatches. Any chance white is your foreground color? That's the first thing I would look at, even if it's just to rule it out. Type "D" to reset your default swatches.

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Hi Michael,

That shouldn't be happening, could you please try resetting the preferences of Photoshop and let us know if it helps?

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/preferences.html

 

Note: Make sure that you back up all your custom presets, brushes & actions before restoring Photoshop's preferences. Migrate presets, actions, and settings


Regards,
Sahil

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Hi Sahil

This might have worked, but jen-e's solution below looks like the correct fix.

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Are you working on a layer mask?

Kevin Stohlmeyer Adobe Community Professional/Adobe Certified Instructor

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Thanks for responding kstohlmeyer1.  Jane-e's comment below seems to have fixed the issue.

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Check your Tools panel and tell us what colors you have for the foreground and background swatches. Any chance white is your foreground color? That's the first thing I would look at, even if it's just to rule it out. Type "D" to reset your default swatches.

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Hi jane-e

 

Switching myforeground color from white to black seems to have done the trick.

Thank you so much!

 

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You're welcome, Michael! 😊

~ Jane

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Hey, Jan-e,  my foreground color was set to the beige I color selected. When I switched foreground to black, it worked. When I went back to the correct color it continued to paint in white. Even though the beige remained the foreground color.

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Change Mode on top left to Normal is for brush and Clear is for an eraser. Here is your fix:

https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop/brush-becomes-eraser-and-vice-versa/m-p/11470949?page=1#M46...

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