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Thu, Sep 5, 2019 9:02 PM

Photoshop: The cursor is driving me nuts. I wish it would just stay a white circle.

I'll be erasing a fine edge, 4 or 7 pixels, and the cursor changes to black so I can't see what I'm doing.  Is there a way to make it stay a white circle?  I'm in Photoshop CC 20.0.6 and Mac OS Mojave 10.14.6, both update as updates become available.

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a year ago

Howdy Carson,

What sort of problem are you running into?  What do you have set for your Painting Cursor under Preferences > Cursors?

Thanks,
David

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a year ago

It's that I'm going along, the white circle cursor while erasing an edge shows well for me, and then it switches to black and I can't see it at all. Here are the choices from preferences>cursors, there's no option to keep it white.

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a year ago

and despite all these color options, the erasing cursor is always a white or a black circle.

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a year ago

Have you tried restoring your preferences?

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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How is that done?

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Maybe you mean reset preferences on quit?

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Yes. That is the same thing.

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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I did that a couple of hours ago; the cursor still tries to be a white circle when on a dark background, then a black circle when on a light background; when on middle tones, it's black and nearly invisible.  I have to tap "command" to see it as an arrow so I know where it is.  I'd like it to remain a white circle (except maybe if I'm working on a white background).  I'm working on an 18 month old Imac with Mojave 10.14.6 and Photoshop 20.0.6

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Two things. Can you make a screen recording of what you're seeing? Also, can we please see your Photoshop System Info. Launch Photoshop, and select Help > System Info... and copy/paste the text in a reply.

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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a year ago

There is no way to do that, is there?

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a year ago

I just looked in preferences.  No such option.

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a year ago

Are you hitting your NUMB LOCK key at any point during this process?

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No; it's an apple keyboard, I don't see num lock.  What would it do?

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a year ago

I find that I put on the caps lock key, the cursor changes from an invisible circle to a white and black cross mark which, as it has both black and white, is visible against any background.  It doesn't give a hint of where the erasing edge is going to be though.

I've also come up with a test you'd be able to reproduce:  make a new document, make a new layer, fill with 50% gray.  The cursor for eraser is just about invisible. 


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a year ago

Is there a way to make the cursor for the eraser a white circle?

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a year ago

How are we doing with this question?  Should I go to a previous version of Photoshop that didn't have an invisible cursor?