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Thu, Apr 25, 2019 11:21 AM

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Photoshop: Toggle "Include Tool Settings" on Existing Brush Presets

This is not new news; it's been nearly two years that specific brush presets have been tied to specific tools, making it impossible to switch between tools on the same brush, for instance, while using KYLE brushes.

I fully understand that it is possible to hold down Command+Option on a mac while selecting a brush in order to stay on your current tool. However, it should be obvious that adding more keystrokes to a very simple operation would frustrate everyone who paints in Photoshop, disrupting the deeply-ingrained workflows for people who have been using the software for decades. One look at Photoshop and Adobe forums on this topic will reveal the exasperation of veteran Photoshop users dealing with this. Personally, the addition of these keystroke for every brush change made my workflow SO much slower that I had to spend three hours of my workday re-defining every single individual one of my Brushes with "Include Tool Settings" unchecked, so that I could avoid having to do so.

A simple solution to this issue would be the ability to toggle this "Include Tool Settings" feature on EXISTING brush presets, especially the ability to do so in BATCHES instead of individually. This seems like a simple fix and it would satisfy a lot of frustrated users.

Please, no replies explaining existing functions that I've already mentioned; pressing Command+Option with EVERY change of brush, or having to re-define my entire brush library one by one with a setting unchecked is NOT a satisfactory or sustainable solution to this infuriating issue!

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2 years ago

having to re-define my entire brush library one by one with a setting unchecked 
Just to clarify: You created the Brushes in the library with that setting yourself? 

One option you didn’t mention is saving an abr-file and loading that in Photoshop CC 2017, exporting it from there and loading that in CC 2019 again. 

Edit: The advantage being that one can put a lot of brushes in one abr-file which would come close to the »bulk«-requirement. 

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No, I have a couple brushes that I defined myself (those have the setting unchecked), but most of my brushes are from packs like Kyle brushes etc. which I imported and came with that tool-specific setting built-in.

I suppose I could re-load the file into CC 2017 but I imagine that would involve downgrading to CC 2017 and then re-updating to 2019? This is maybe viable for a one-time initial fix (if I find myself with a few hours to kill :/ ), but my concern is for any future brush packs that I purchase and import which may also have this setting included. I just want to be able to change this setting without re-making brushes!

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I imagine that would involve downgrading to CC 2017 and then re-updating to 2019? 
No, one can have multiple versions of Photoshop installed simultaneously. 
https://helpx.adobe.com/download-install/using/install-previous-version.html

This is maybe viable for a one-time initial fix (if I find myself with a few hours to kill :/ )
You may be overestimating the time exporting the abr-files takes. 

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Ah, didn't know I could have two versions installed simultaneously, thanks!

I'm sure re-importing via CC 2017 wouldn't be as time-consuming as what I've already done. My point is that it would be ideal to introduce a simple toggle function to eliminate the need to do so, as I think a roundabout workaround like that shouldn't be the only way to achieve something so simple.

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I wonder if this thread should be merged with 
https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/select-my-brushes-and-it-switches-from-brushe...
as that has 6 votes already, but it seems you provide a meaningful Feature Request whereas that one may have concerned a bug that was fixed with 19.1. 

In any case maybe post over there and on the threads you mentioned in your original post, too, to create more attention for this thread and generate more votes. 
Those do not guarantee an implementation (speedy or at all) but they should help make the case. 

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You've got it exactly right; that thread was one of the ones I read through when trying to find the answer myself, and it seemed to me that it had been considered 'solved' since it was raised as help issue, whereas I wanted to raise it as a feature that was working just as intended but needs improvement.

Thanks for the suggestion; I'll definitely raise this in the thread there.

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You may also want to check out the 
https://forums.adobe.com/community/photoshop/
if you haven’t already and post a link to this thread in some of the threads that touch on this issue over there. 

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Definitely will do, thank you!

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Have you seen the latest? They're actually discontinuing 2017, so we won't be able to use it...

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a year ago

Two years, and this incredibly stupid "feature"  by breaking brush for maximum frustrating way still not solved. Its still so stupid and so frustrating. Im need recreate every brush im want to use without this idiotic chekbox "Use Tool Settings".  
Im just not have words. Unbelievable.   What next, Adobe? Broken  type tools working only if you  press Alt and Ctrl keys when typing?