Grrr, the first time this happens to you, you’ll want to pull your own hair out. Your Photoshop brush (or Elements brush) shows as cross-hairs instead of the outline of a circle. The typical response is to visit the preferences area and see an area called cursors. After you realize you did not have the cross-hairs option on, you’ll scratch your head in frustration. What could have happened.
Don’t beat yourself up . It’s one of the easiest fixes in editing — your CAP LOCKS KEY IS ON. Turn it off and boom…you are back in business. When I tell photographers this, they often feel dumb. But I promise you it happens to everyone once (unless you’re lucky enough to see a post like this first). Show of hands, has it happened to you?
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