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Tue, Nov 8, 2016 1:01 AM

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Paint bucket tool and eyedropper stopped working!!! Pls help!!!

So my paint bucket tool and eyedropper tool stopped working all of a sudden. I tried to restart the tools and it didn't work. The weird thing is that on the tool bar, on the the bucket tool and eyedropper icons a small symbol appeared on (top left) and it's not on any other tools icons. Anyone faced this problem before?

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4 years ago

What version of Photoshop are you using? It would help to know that. I'm not familiar with the icon, but it could help find the solution.

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4 years ago

Okay, so I figured it out with a little playing around. Somehow you got into the 3D Workspace in the upper right-hand corner of the Photoshop UI. That icon is the symbol for the 3D versions of the Paint Bucket and Eyedropper tools. They're called the Material Eyedropper and Material Drop tools. While in 3D Workspace they are your only options. The first step is to select another Workspace, such as Essentials or Photography. Then, once in the other Workspace, long-press on the tool icon so that you can select from the flyout and then select the regular 2D versions.