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I get a lot of questions from customers about what to do when Photoshop starts acting like it is in control. I am going to be posting some frequent asked questions from MCP Actions customers and blog visitors.  If you have a quick question about Photoshop you want answered, please email me and I may use it in a future blog entry.  If you have lots of questions on lengthier topics, please contact me for details on my MCP one on one training.

Question: “Why does my brush look funny like this – it was fine a minute ago? And how to I get it back?”  brush Quick Tip | What happened to my Brush? It looks weird... Photoshop Tips & Tutorials  

Answer: “Your CAP LOCKS is on.  Click CAP LOCK again to get whichever brush tip you set in your preferences.”

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  1. Kelly R from GA on April 18, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    Well holy cow! This has happened more times than I care to count and I never knew what caused it. Thank you so much!!!!

  2. Tiffany on April 18, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    OH man!!! This has happened to me so many times before! I could never fix it. Then I would have to shut the program down and move onto something else. Then if I was lucky later it would be fixed. Who knew it was a little thing like the caps lock was on.THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

  3. shelia on April 18, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    too funny!!! that happens to me all the time..and I could never figure it out! Thanks!

  4. christy on April 19, 2008 at 10:51 am

    Thanks so much!

  5. Alisa Conn on April 19, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    You are the best Jodi. Thanks for all your free tips.

  6. Julie Cook on April 20, 2008 at 12:11 am

    another great tip! no more wondering!

  7. Faith on April 25, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    Great tip, I’ve wondered too. Thanks!

  8. kelly on May 1, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    Oh my goodness, thank you so much, do you know how many times that has happened to me and it drives me nuts but now I know how to fix it because of you, thanks!!

  9. Jess Williamson on May 1, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    WOW, thanks!

  10. Missy on May 1, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    That hasn’t happened to me yet. I’m sure it will and now I’ll know!

  11. Heidi on May 6, 2008 at 11:38 am

    This has been driving me crazy lately – I usually end up restarting CS3 and hoping for the best. Thanks 🙂

  12. Elma on July 19, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    I love you.

  13. Shannon on May 25, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Oh my gosh! I don’t know how many times this has happened to me, and i had no clue why!! Never would have guessed it was something so simple! LOL Thankyou so much!

  14. Melissa M on September 8, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    I’ve had this for so long it’s crazy… Unfortunately I tried caps lock and it didn’t fix it. Any other ideas? I’m using PS3 and I’ve just reset my preferences (thanks for that tip – got rid of lots of little nasties!)

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