I am a professional photo retoucher and it seems Adobe has just made my job a bit of a nightmare.
As of yesterday, all of my brushes became much harder even though they are set to hardness 0%. I can't get them to blur enough to give me the subtle shading I need.
Anyone else experiencing this? Has anyone found a workaround?
Right now I am using the brush and then having to blur it using effects every freaking time - which for me can be hundreds of times a day.
I knew I should have stayed with CS6!
Only thing I can think of with out seeing it, is perhaps too low of a pixel dimension or the wrong mode. Could you capture your entire screen with the layers panel open and any collapsed layers, expand them so we can see them.
Try resetting the preferences as well.