My brush tool only paints like a spray can and I can't fix it

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Apr 27, 2021 Apr 27, 2021

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I hadn't changed any of my brush settings and midway through using it, it's changed itself and I can't fix it. I usually like using the hard round brush but now it's stuck looking like I'm using a spray can line and I don't need that. It now doesn't matter how I change the brush tool, it's stuck on this one setting. 

I've tried resetting all of my tools and restarting my computer and it still is broken and I can't find anything else to try. Any help is greatly appreciated

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Apr 28, 2021 Apr 28, 2021
Your layer is set to dissolve mode Dave

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Apr 27, 2021 Apr 27, 2021

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Hi

Check the options bar and change the Blending mode to Normal. It may be on Dissolve. If you don't see it, then show a screen shot of your options bar.

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Thanks for the reply. The mode is on normal

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@Madelyn5EB1 wrote:
... midway through using it, it's changed itself

 

The shortcut to change to Dissolve is Shift+Alt+I, which you may have done accidentally when you were trying to do something else. It will change the Layer if you are on the Move tool or the Brush if you are on the Brush tool. See a complete list of shortcuts for Blending modes in this list from Jesús Ramirez:

https://photoshoptrainingchannel.com/tips/all-photoshop-blend-mode-keyboard-shortcuts/

 

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Can you post screenshot with entire window and Layers panel visible?

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Your layer is set to dissolve mode

Dave

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As already stated by @davescm change blend mode for selected layer back to Normal. Use first drop down list on the left side above selected layer in the Layers panel to set Normal blend mode (currently is set to Dissolve).

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