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Hide crosshairs cursor

Jan 16, 2012 7:12 AM

Hi,

 

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,

Jasper

 
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  • Pierre Courtejoie
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    Jan 16, 2012 7:28 AM   in reply to Mr. druitre

    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.

     
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    Oct 20, 2013 11:55 PM   in reply to Mr. druitre

    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.

     
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    Oct 21, 2013 8:04 AM   in reply to goosekeepr

    Do you have show cross hair checked in the preferences for Cursors?

     

    cursorpref.png

     
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    Oct 21, 2013 11:54 AM   in reply to Jeffrey Tranberry

    I think he wants to show NO cursor at all: no crosshair, no outline at all.

    That's an option that Photoshop does not currently have, but would make a good feature request.

     
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    Oct 21, 2013 2:29 PM   in reply to Jeffrey Tranberry

    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:

     

     

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    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.

     
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    Dec 28, 2013 11:37 PM   in reply to Mr. druitre

    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:
    http://lazynezumi.com

     
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  • Trevor Dennis
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    Dec 29, 2013 2:48 AM   in reply to kamih

    kamih wrote:

     

    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

     

    http://lazynezumi.com/

     

    Ahhh...  I can see you had trouble with the forum's hyperlink feature.  It can be a PITA at times.

     
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