CC 2019 won't let me define a brush preset

Participant ,
Oct 30, 2018 Oct 30, 2018

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hi!

Is there some new way to define a brush preset?

Views

2.6K

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines

correct answers 1 Correct Answer

Participant , Oct 30, 2018 Oct 30, 2018
solved. corrupt brushes preference file.

Likes

Translate

Translate
Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 30, 2018 Oct 30, 2018

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Do you want to just save the brush? With the Brushes panel open > click the options menu (in the upper right) > New Brush Preset.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Participant ,
Oct 30, 2018 Oct 30, 2018

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

apologies. no, im not describing the problem correctly.

I have selected a shape with my lasso tool, in black and would like to define the shape as a brush.

that option isnt possible in the 2019 version for some reason

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 30, 2018 Oct 30, 2018

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Participant ,
Oct 30, 2018 Oct 30, 2018

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

this:

"

Create a brush tip from an image

  •     
    Using any selection tool, select the image area you want to use as a custom brush. The brush shape can be up to 2500 pixels by 2500 pixels in size.

        

  •     
    Choose Edit > Define Brush Preset.

  •     
    Name the brush, and click OK."

    is not working, thats precisely what im saying.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 30, 2018 Oct 30, 2018

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Ah, OK.

Does it not perform the command at all? Defining a brush requires the image being used have some sort of grayscale equivalence. (I think I'm wording that right.) e.g., An image that contains black will appear white in the brush and vice versa.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Participant ,
Oct 30, 2018 Oct 30, 2018

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Thanks. yes it’s 100% black

in 2018 cc it’s fine.

im wondering if it’s a bug or not.

if someone has time and both versions to try:

open up a grayscale file

make a selection with the lasso tool

fill with black

go to edit>define brush preset

that should make a custom brush (with the pencil tool selected)

my cc2019, the option isn’t selectable

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 30, 2018 Oct 30, 2018

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I can't seem to repro. I'm able to draw using the Pencil Tool with the custom brush preset I created earlier.

1.png

2.png

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Participant ,
Oct 30, 2018 Oct 30, 2018

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I’m not saying I can’t use one I created.

im saying I can’t create one. I can use custom

brushes I imported from 2018 version.

can you try to actually create a new pencil tool brush frkma custom shape?

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 30, 2018 Oct 30, 2018

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Here is the Help on brushes:

Create and modify brushes in Adobe Photoshop

Just to rule it out, can you create other kinds of presets besides brushes? Gradients, swatches, etc.?

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Participant ,
Oct 30, 2018 Oct 30, 2018

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

ive already referenced that page in an earier post

yes i can create other types of presets

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 30, 2018 Oct 30, 2018

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

denniscaleroart  wrote

I’m not saying I can’t use one I created.

im saying I can’t create one. I can use custom

brushes I imported from 2018 version.

can you try to actually create a new pencil tool brush frkma custom shape?

Yes. It doesn't matter how I created it either---with the Pencil Tool, Brush Tool, a custom shape from the Custom Shape Tool or any other method for that matter. Photoshop CC 2019 allows me to define a brush preset at that point using Edit > Define Brush Preset command, where I am then able to use the Pencil Tool with that brush.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Participant ,
Oct 30, 2018 Oct 30, 2018

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

please walk me through how you are creating a custom pencil tool. are you using the lasso to create a custom shape and filling it with black?

how are you doing it?

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Participant ,
Oct 30, 2018 Oct 30, 2018

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

to keep it simple do it with the pencil tool

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Participant ,
Oct 30, 2018 Oct 30, 2018

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

solved. corrupt brushes preference file.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
New Here ,
May 13, 2021 May 13, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

So having the same problem as many can't define/create brush preset.  Size is less than 2500x2500 pixels.  I saw the correct answer says "solved. corrupt brushes preference file." My question is if that is the problem how do I find the corrupt brush preference file and do I delete it or fix it.  Thanks. Photoshop 22.3.1

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
New Here ,
May 24, 2021 May 24, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

LATEST

Does Adobe offer any telephone support anymore?

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines