Photoshop: Angle Jitter Direction Control Problem

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For Photoshop brushes, I've been using the Shape Dynamic > Angle Jitter > Control: Direction for painting hair and fur.  It's been great, but today it hasn't been working.  I updated my photoshop application and restarted my computer, neither of which helped.  It also doesn't seem to be an issue with my pen nib, as I don't have the same issue with other direction settings.  Here is an image of the problem:

It becomes wiggly and scattered.  This has never been an issue in the past.  I'm using a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 with Photoshop CC.

I'd love to figure out how to fix this, as I cannot easily continue my digital painting without the directional jitter :(   Thanks for any help!
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Melissa Lettis

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Hi Melissa,

Does it work as you would expect in previous versions of Photoshop?  I tested this on a Surface Pro 4 today and I don't see any difference between versions going back to CC2014.  In other words, I see the same behavior.  I'm wondering if something else is maybe set/checked in your Brush panel - can you check and/or provide a screenshot of it?  If possible can you also provide a screenshot of it working as expected?

Thanks,
Chad
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Melissa Lettis

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This has never been a problem in the past.  I've successfully used this setting on many brushes, including this one.  It only started giving me trouble this weekend.  Now this setting doesn't work for any of the brushes.  They all have a similar issue, but it's especially noticed with this one.  I reset all preferences, and it's still not working.  Angle jitter control:pen pressure also has the same bug (I never use that one though, so I didn't notice it).  I don't have any screenshots of the settings while the brush settings were working.  It does the same whether or not "smoothing' is checked.  I don't know what else to check or change.  
Also, in the brush preview, the lines are disjointed.  When it was working, and for the other angle control settings, the lines are smooth 



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I'm still looking for fixes on this if anyone has ideas :/