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Lost Brush Circle

Eric Fournier , Feb 14, 2007; 10:25 a.m.

I am about 20 days into my trial of CS2 and the circle the shows the size of the brush tool has dissapeared. I have checked in the icon section of preferences and the appropriate box is checked. In fact I tried all of the options, but to no avail. Any suggestions would be helpful!




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Matt K , Feb 14, 2007; 10:35 a.m.

This is on a Mac, right? CS3 (not CS2), I assume?

It's a known bug that Adobe will have fixed by the final release.

The brush circle will appear if you are using a really small size brush.

The only workaround I know is to run under Rosetta. Do a Get Info on the app and check the "open using rosetta" box.

Roger Kallet , Feb 14, 2007; 10:50 a.m.

Try the Caps Lock on your keyboard. This allows you to toggle back and forth between the brush circle and the cross-hair symbol.

Eric Fournier , Feb 14, 2007; 11:09 a.m.

Sorry, I should have been more specific. This is CS2 on a PC. I will try the caps lock when I get home.

Trying to hold off on purchasing full photoshop until at least the CS3 Post Announce free upgrade will be available.


Frank Dzambic , Feb 14, 2007; 12:30 p.m.

Are you using a really small brush, perhaps on a greyish area? That would make it hard to see even if it's there. Try hitting the " ] " key (square bracket) a few times or many times so the brush size gets bigger and you can see it.

Eric Fournier , Feb 14, 2007; 01:07 p.m.


Nope..as I tried to remedy the problem prior to my post I used various brushes and brush sizes to no avail.


Kenneth Seidman , Feb 14, 2007; 01:39 p.m.

Go to the brush palette and pick any brush, choose a larger size temporarily. When you exit the palette you will have your brush back as a circle. In the future beware of the caps lock key as mentioned above.

Mendel Leisk , Feb 14, 2007; 03:23 p.m.

This cap lock toggle of brush dia display, and Photoshop's refusal to convert a 16 bit tiff to jpeg (by converting to 8 bit first, behind the scenes), are a couple of "features" Adobe should toast.

Eric Fournier , Feb 14, 2007; 08:43 p.m.


Thanks, it was the caps lock. Not even sure why it was on, but I'm back in business. At least for 8 more days.


brian cook , Feb 18, 2007; 10:33 p.m.


Where you in the Marine Corps, 5812?

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