4 Replies Latest reply on Apr 1, 2018 9:35 AM by davescm

    Brushes Not Applying to Other tools and Folder Issue

    nickc21638884

      So I reinstalled photoshop recently and now my brushes are weirdly organized into folders when clicking on the tool.

       

      Is there a way to get rid of this? It makes all my brushes weirdly parsed and distributed and hard to just look at all of them at the same time.

       

      Also, now when I click on a brush tool or change it, it cannot be applied to other tools because of this. So if I click on the eraser tool and then click change eraser tool shape by selecting a brush, it reverts to the brush tool.

       

      HELP! I need to be able to fix this for my job. Strangely, the photoshop for my work computer does not have this issue, and I am afraid to update it for fear of this happening to it as well.

        • 1. Re: Brushes Not Applying to Other tools and Folder Issue
          Trevor.Dennis Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)

          You haven't lost any presets.  It's just that the right click panel can now show tool presets as well as brush presets, and we have a ton of extra presets from Kyle Webster.  Set the right click menu to show everything, for the time being at least

          You will then get an indication of which presets are for other tools, and be able to avoid them.

          Stick with it, and I think you might get to like it because it is way more powerful.  You can drag presets into a favourites folder/set and organise to make it convenient to use.

           

          If you use a lot of brush sets, what I do is rename them in File Explorer so that they display in alphabetical order by meaningful names.  I leave enough of the original name to identify them, but prefix with a word like stars, clouds, cracks, flares hair, skin etc.  This makes way faster finding a set when you have a lot of them.

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          • 2. Re: Brushes Not Applying to Other tools and Folder Issue
            davescm Adobe Community Professional

            Brushes can now have an associated tool preset, which means that when you switch to the brush you also switch to the associated tool.

            You can override that by Ctrl+Alt+Clicking a brush (Cmd+Opt+Click on Mac). This will load the brush without changing tools.

             

            As Trevor showed, you can see which brushes have the associated tool preset by checking "Show Additional Prest info" in the brush panel options.

             

            Dave

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            • 3. Re: Brushes Not Applying to Other tools and Folder Issue
              nickc21638884 Level 1

              Awesome, I had no idea how to make it so I dont change the preset. Is there a way to revert is back at all? Or is this just the way it is forever now?

              • 4. Re: Brushes Not Applying to Other tools and Folder Issue
                davescm Adobe Community Professional

                You could save a copy of each brush without the tool preset but that would need you to go through each brush in turn. Ctrl+Alt+Click is easier.

                 

                Dave