How are you accessing the Spot Healing brush? Shortcut or mouse. If shortcut, do you have Preferences set to use the Shift key to switch between tools that use the same shortcut?
Or are you talking about what tool is selected after opening Photoshop?
What version of Photoshop are you using?
What operating system?
Any other information that might help?
I normally access it through shortcut (J). Yes, I have the "Use Shift Key for Tool Switch" checked on preferences.
What I am talking about is that, let's say, I am using the healing tool, I go to another tool (say, the move tool or the brush tool), and when I get back to the healing tool (by pressing J - without the Shift, of course) it goes to the spot healing tool instead of going to the healing tool. Very annoying as I almost never use the spot healing tool and it just makes me have to take an extra step to get what I need.
That is certainly errant behaviour. Trey these steps in the order I have written them.
- I'm sure you have checked, but make sure all the tools in that set still have a shortcut set for them.
- Switch to the Essentials workspace and reset Essentials workspace.
- Reset All tools in the options bar.
- Reset Preferences.
Done all the steps. Now not only it didn't fix the issue, Photoshop is slow as molasses now. Confusing and frustrating.