In CS5, is there a way to hide the cursor/ crosshairs while drawing? Since I'm working on a Cintiq I don't need visual reference of where my cursor is - it's where my pen is - and it actually annoys me to have this crosshair cursor in the way of what I'm doing. Ofcourse it's no problem to have a cursor for selecting tools or menus - it's only while drawing that it would be preferable to have a clean working area under the pentip.
thanks for any help,
Hello, if you press on CAPS LOCK, the crosshair will be replaced by a cursor of the size of your brush tip (unless it is very small, or too big to fit on the visible part of the image.)
In preferences>displays and cursors, you can change additional settings about your brush tip, but there is no way that I know of to make it disappear altogether.
I have the same issue. The crosshairs are very distracting when trying to do detailed work. I switched to Painter years ago because it has a 1 Pixel Cursor. I've been poking around in Ps's files to try to find the cursor images but so far have not had any luck.
If anyone has a solution to this, I'd love to know it!
I wish I could just toggle off the crosshairs. They just aren't needed for Cintiqs and pen-on-screen tablets.
I'm fully aware of the caps lock function and very familiar with all of the prefs.
Still, if you have normal brush tip selected (it shows a cursor of your actual brush shape and size) and make the brush very small, it defaults to adding crosshairs to the cursor.
The cursor I use for drawing in Painter on a Cintiq looks like this:
And the precision is amazing for accurately adding detail. It's actually a cursor I made for Painter. It's a single black pixel with a white pixel above, below and on each side.
When mousing over a light area, you see the black dot. When mousing over a dark area you see the 4 white dots. Trying to draw in Photoshop this way is dizzying in comparison.