Try pressing the Caps Lock key. It sounds like you are seeing the Precise Cursor is all.
No, I'm not using the Precise Cursor, my cursor is a circle in shape and of size 38.
Anyhow, changing mode via the Caps Lock key does not fix my problem at hand.
Any other solutions?
I reset my preferences by removing the prefs file, but it made no difference.
To re-create the preferences files for Photoshop, start the application while holding down Ctrl+Alt+Shift (Windows) or Command+Option+Shift (Mac OS). Then, click Yes to the message, "Delete the Adobe Photoshop Settings file?"
Note: If this process doesn't work for you while you're using a wireless (Bluetooth) keyboard, attach a wired keyboard and retry.
Important: If you re-create the preferences by manually deleting the Adobe Photoshop CS6 Settings file, make sure that you only delete that file. If you delete the entire settings folder, you also delete any unsaved actions or presets.
Reinstalling Photoshop does not remove the preferences file. Before reinstalling Photoshop, re-create your preferences.
NEW Video! Julieanne Kost created a video that takes you through two ways of resetting your Photoshop preferences. The manual preference file removal method is between 0:00 - 5:05. The keyboard shortcut method is between 5:05 - 8:18. The video is located here:
Important: Apple made the user library folder hidden by default with the release of Mac OS X 10.7. If you require access to files in the hidden library folder to perform Adobe-related troubleshooting, see How to access hidden user library files.
First off, I'm using the CC version.
I just tested the Spot Healing Brush on a new document. Works fine! Why can't it work on the .PSD file at hand??
Yes, I've tried that, but to no avail.
I'm trying to remove white text off a speech bubble.