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.
Lazy Nezumi plugin to the rescue! (again)
You can choose to always hide the cursor, or only when you are drawing.
Check it out here:
That was a new one for me, but it looks useful, and only US$14 for 'Hobbyist' license. Has anyone else had experience with it?
[EDIT] Your link wouldn't work for me for some reason. Try this one
Ahhh... I can see you had trouble with the forum's hyperlink feature. It can be a PITA at times.