Photoshop: Make the brush cursor easier to see (too thin, not enough contrast with some colors)

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In last updates I'm having problem seeing brush (paint and healing) cursor when working with colors similar to cursor grey (grey or brown midtones for expamle).

Sometimes cursor changes to white, but for very short time and very randomly.

So it's really hard to see where I'm just gonna paint or heal. It is really annoying and tiring.
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Michal Janata

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  • frustrated.

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Dan Dill

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A workaround I use to find the brush cursor is to tap the space bar to display the scrolling hand: The cursor is at the hand.
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Steve Gandy

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Yes, but it doesn't really help when you are actively using in a precise way. It locates it so you can start over but you should be able to see it continually.
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Dan Dill

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I certainly agree. I just needed a workaround for an image I was preparing for print.
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Carson Barnes

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I've gone around with them on this for months.  They stopped responding to me.  I'm on a mac, I have to tap command to see where the cursor is, so yes it's maddeningly small increments I can do, preferring not to start over.
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Robert McCann

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that's a good one. But still, they can fix the effing tool. They just don't care.

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Pali Rao

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This gets my vote too. Adobe - please show us that you care about and are listening to your users....
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Robert McCann

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+1, but let's not hold our breath.
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Andre Schneider

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So, any news to when will Adobe fix this?
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Andre Schneider

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Hey Adobe... When will we be able to see the brush circle on midtones again?
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Pali Rao

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Adobe - would be great to get an official response - show us that you are listening?
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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It's on our radar. Many of the on canvas controls are being refactored to make them more visible/friendly on high density monitors.
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Baptiste Magis

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Please, hurry, it becomes urgent...
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Carson Barnes

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Good, it's been invisible for months.  I have to command and cursor to see where it is, ALL THE TIME.
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Andre Schneider

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Just FYI Jeffrey... The 2019 version works fine on high density monitors, so not necessarily a problem with high density monitors but whatever you guys changed from 2019 to 2020... :-)
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Pali Rao

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Thanks Jeffrey! Nice to know that it's being looked into. Would be very useful to have! 
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Retouching is almost impossible now, this is ridiculous. Until now I've been amazed at the quality of Adobe programs, they've been top tier regarding user experience. Now I'm regretting subscribing to Photoshop CC. Anyone have suggestions for other image editing programs that can do frequency separation and curve dodge and burn layers? Maybe it's time to move on to a different program. :(
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I've recently switched to HiDPI monitor and having the same issue. Possibly made worse by using MacOS scaled display mode. Perhaps having the option of making the brush cursor circle 2 or 3x thicker would be a fix to this?
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