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80 Points

Tue, Aug 13, 2019 4:27 PM

Not a problem

Photoshop: Missing smoothing option for brushes

Recently updated Photoshop only to loose the smoothing option for the brush tool. Settings button also useless. Anyone know how to get it back?

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80 Points

a year ago

Switched to an older version.

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a year ago

I'm not seeing any issues with smoothing. Do you have a normal Brush Tool selected? This like history brush and selection brushes don't have smoothing.

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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180 Points

I just switched from my Photo Plan to full Adobe CC yesterday and now my Ps Brush "smoothing" isn't displaying any values in the options bar. It's never done this before (I've used Ps for years & know I'm using regular brushes). I almost always use/adjust the smoothing value. How can I get that to work again? I've checked the cog next to that in the options bar (all features there are greyed out), also checked the various Brushes panels to see if something got turned on/off. Can't find any clue to this bhvr. Thx for any help!

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a year ago

It's greyed out for me using the Hard Round (default) brush. For pencil use, it's active. This is v20.0.6, iMac, Mojave (latest).

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a year ago

I’m wondering if there is any action being taken on this? As I understand it, the smoothing control that is on the Options Bar should apply to brushes as well (https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/usi... - see “Stroke Smoothing”). Even with the default brushes, as I said, this option is greyed out. I just watched a YouTube video by Aaron Rutten on using that option in CC 2018 (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nUlkxjU...) and it was working fine there. It seems that the last PS update has broken it. Is there something I’m missing here?

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a year ago

FYI, it is working as advertised for the Pencil and Eraser tools. It is greyed out for the default, Legacy, and all other brushes as far as I can tell, including the Mixer Brush, which seems to be contrary to what the Adobe Help File claims -

"Stroke smoothing
Photoshop performs intelligent smoothing on your brush strokes. Simply enter a value (0-100) for Smoothing in the Options bar when you're working with one of the following tools: Brush, Pencil, Mixer Brush, or Eraser. A value of 0 is the same as legacy smoothing in earlier versions of Photoshop. Higher values apply increasing amounts of intelligent smoothing to your strokes." (Photoshop_Reference.pdf).

I'd appreciate Adobe looking into this and reporting back that the problem is acknowledged, or how my settings might be incorrect thus the reason I'm not seeing the smoothing option available for brushes.

Thanks.

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180 Points

Me too! This is re: Ps 2021 that I'm writing about.

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a year ago

NICK, ADOBE, et al. 

I found the answer through some digging and experimenting. Nick, et al, when selecting the brush of choice, go into the Brush Settings Panel. Near the bottom is a box marked "Smoothing". It is off by default **I think** (mine was off but I may have turned it off myself). Check that, and then your "Smoothing" option on the Options Bar becomes active and all the additional parameters under the little wheel also become active.

Unfortunately I can't find anywhere in the Adobe documentation that says to go into the Brush Settings Panel and check that Smoothing box. I suppose it's something that those of us who have been using PS for a while should have known, but still a note in the documentation would have saved a lot of time searching for an answer.

Anyway, this turns out to not be a bug and the question should be considered resolved insofar as things go on my end.

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a year ago

Glenn, that check box should be on by default. Sounds like it got accidentally ticked somehow. Nick, let us know if you're still having trouble or if Glenn's tip helps.

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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a year ago

It probably was Jeffrey. I do remember playing around with some things in there and then forgot about it. I'm not quite sure why there needs to be a "Master Switch" for that function, but as long as we know about it, there shouldn't be any issues.

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60 Points

a year ago

Here is the strangest thing! Photoshop 20.0.8 shows smoothing by Default, although nothing happens, neither on nor off, and the brushes are all heavily pixelated. When I open photoshop preferences to loook for a possible brush solution... boom! They all look like the good old days, BUT when closing photoshop's preferences gets them all back to abnomality. And I have no solution for any brushes...

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@uma we have the same problem, how do you solve it?