4 Replies Latest reply on Apr 21, 2017 9:26 PM by Trevor.Dennis

    Help required with the Brush tool in CS5

    jack85

      Hello everyone,

      A newbie trying to learn by myself. My brush tool is behaving strange. I dont know if i have fiddled with some settings. I had made a signature preset with the brush tool and i was using it before. Recently when i am trying to use it, with the history brush tool and art history brush tool, its coming out transparent or with some effects. Don't know how to set it right. In the first image below, when i move the cursor, the outline appears, but i when i place it, its transparent. And in the second image with art history brush tool, it creates an effect.

      test1.jpegtest2.jpeg

      Thanks

      Jack

        • 1. Re: Help required with the Brush tool in CS5
          gener7 Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Right-click on the Brush icon in the top  "Option" bar and select "Reset Tool" from the context menu.

           

          It will set the tool back to the default. This works for all tools and is a lifesaver when you have unusual behavior with a tool and can't seem to remember what you changed

           

          Gene

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          • 2. Re: Help required with the Brush tool in CS5
            jack85 Level 1

            Still nothing changed. thanks by the way.

            • 3. Re: Help required with the Brush tool in CS5
              gener7 Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              Well this is odd.  First off, go to File > Revert if you want to get your artwork back to the starting point or use the History panel to step back.

               

              The History brush does not "paint", rather it reverses the brush strokes much like the History panel, but you are just affecting the area you brushed. You use the normal brush tool to stamp your signature brush.

               

              Since you have a Mac, Ctrl + clicking on the brush icon like so and selecting Reset Tool should get it back to defaults.

               

              Screen Shot 2017-04-21 at 6.13.50 PM.png

              Also "experimenting" is not a good idea. Google the Tool you want to use and learn something about how it works.

              • 4. Re: Help required with the Brush tool in CS5
                Trevor.Dennis Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)

                Like Gene has said, why are you using the History Brush?  It is impossible for us to predict what you might expect without knowing what has gone before.  If you simply want to stamp your name on the image, use the normal brush tool, and click once.

                 

                I suspect that you realise that the 'echo' effect is brush spacing?

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