how to get photoshop to go back to default brushes and other kinds of settings?

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May 25, 2013 May 25, 2013

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I was messing around with phothoshop when I first installed, it and when I opened it again, I noticed that it saves what you last did,  with brushes and pens and other things that you probably use a lot. So my question is, how do I get it to go back to the first things that were selected? Does this make any sense?

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Adobe Employee , May 28, 2013 May 28, 2013
Hello!In addition to Mylenium's advice, you can also reset Brush settings by: You can also reset your workspace by the following: Here is a step by step video on how to reset Photoshop's cs6's preferences file:Please post back if you have any more questions,Janelle

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May 25, 2013 May 25, 2013

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You can reset the prefs to factory defaults by deleting the respective files in the prefs folder:

Important Directories

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May 28, 2013 May 28, 2013

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Hello!

In addition to Mylenium's advice, you can also reset Brush settings by:

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You can also reset your workspace by the following:

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Here is a step by step video on how to reset Photoshop's cs6's preferences file:

Please post back if you have any more questions,

Janelle

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May 28, 2021 May 28, 2021

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The Reset option is not available anymore in the New version! Any one has an idea how to get back the normal brushes?

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Right click inside the document window with the brush tool selected.

Click on the little cog icon

Choose Legacy Brushes

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While you're there, turn on all of the options including the Search bar.  These are hugely useful for getting to know the brush engine and brush management.  The search bar only works on groups loaded to the main window, but with something like the Kyle Mega pack that has just over two million presets, being able to search by name, or any part of a name, is solid gold.

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