View Full Version : Oh, hells! Photoshop help!

10-05-08, 13:35

Ummm... can someone help me? I've just managed to change my brush cursor from a nice, helpful circle to a horrible, not-at-all helpful cross hair... and I have no idea how I did it! I shut down the program in hopes that it would reset itself, but it hasn't.

Anyone got any idea what it is I've done and how to correct it? I'm using Photoshop 7.

Thankies in advance!


10-05-08, 13:52
Try caps lock. If that doesn't work try this:

The painting tools have three possible cursors: the standard cursor (the icon from the toolbox), a cross hair , and a cursor that matches the size and shape of the currently selected brush tip. You change the brush tip cursor in the Cursors preferences dialog box.

Choose Edit > Preferences > Cursors (Windows) or Photoshop > Preferences > Cursors (Mac OS).
Select the desired cursors in both the Painting Cursors area and the Other Cursors area. The sample cursors change to reflect your choices. For a Brush Tip cursor, choose a size and whether to include a cross hair in the cursor.
Normal Brush Tip restricts the cursor size to areas of the brush stroke that have 50% or more opacity.

Full Size Brush Tip sizes the cursor to the entire area affected by the brush stroke. For soft brushes, this produces a larger cursor size than the Normal setting, to include the areas of the brush stroke with lighter opacity.

Click OK.
For the Pen and Brush tools, the Caps Lock key acts like a toggle for changing between the standard cursor and the cross hair.

from photoshop help viewer

10-05-08, 13:58
:hug: Thank you, hun!

Rather ironically, I managed to do whatever it was I did again and change it back completely by accident... I'll save this so that if (when... :rolleyes:) I do this again, I'll know what I've done ;)

I'll close this now, since my question has been answered :)