Click and hold on the healing brush and the other options in the same toolbar location will become visible
If spot healing is still not in that list right-click on the 3 dots and open up the toolbar customize menu. Ensure the spot healing brush is dragged into that group.
I also found my missing spot healing brush with your directions. How can I get it to appear on the toolbar? Also, when I use the instructions to customize the toolbar, absolutely nothing happens! Not after I click Done, not after I restart PS, never! What am I doing wrong? I'm using your excellent tutorial and sometimes having trouble matching my options with yours.
Hi Elizabeth - try resetting the toolbar.
Go to the three dots and right click
In the menu that opens click on "Restore Defaults" - then Click "Done"
Thanks for the response. But I'd really like to customize the toolbar! Is there no way to do that in 2017? Also, I don't seem to have the option to sample all layers. Presents problem trying to learn to retouch.
You should be able to customise
Can you show a screenshot of the customize dialogue before you hit done and then the toolbar afterwards with the relevant tool slot expanded by clicking and holding
Thanks for the explanation - I didn't really understand how the tool slots
worked. It seems to be ok! When I expand one, it has what I wanted. I
thought the Toolbar itself had the tools I placed at the top at the top!
I'm doing something new, so I'm watching the retouching videos. It's been
quite a while since I watched the entire series, so I'm having a hard
time. There are times when you're using keyboard shortcuts that I'm not
familiar with, so I can't follow what's happening and how to follow and
have to repeat, pause, go hunt/peck/try etc. It is extremely helpful but
hard to pick up in the middle. Naturally I am unwilling to start over - I
am familiar with the things I learned initially that I use all the time,
but have lost things I don't use.
Thanks for your response - I appreciate the help.
The toolbar will normally retain the last used tool at the "front" of each toolbar slot.
If you get stuck in a video - post a link to the video and say at what time the part you are you are unsure of is and we will try and help. It's best to do that in a new post.
Some of the best tutorial videos are on Lynda.com - you can get a free trial (it currently says 30 days).
Thanks. I found the spot healing brush when I followed your directions to edit the toolbox. I don't know how it left the toolbox but ow I know how to get it back!
I can't find the 3 dots or the spot healing brush .... help
thanks I fond it there