Photoshop: Why are my Brushes and Clone Stamp tool a crosshair? (CAPS lock on)

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I was using the clone stamp tool, the circle has disappeared and was replaced by a cross, it works but it's difficult to e accurate. Please help!
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Howdy Gigia,

If you make the brush really large, it will change from a brush to a cross.  You can also change the visual cue for the brush under Preferences > Cursors.

Hope that helps,
David
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This is a preference. Go to Preferences: Cursors. "Precise" will give you the cross. I believe "Normal Brush Tip" is what you are looking for. Ido wonder why it may have changed on you though.
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In addition to the current suggestions, you might check if the CapsLock button is active. Try toggling caps lock to toggle the precise cursor vs brush cursor.

Troubleshoot cursor display or size issues
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Gigia

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Thanks!!!
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Did that solve it for you?
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Gigia

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It did, thank you so much!
gigia
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop: Brushes unexpectedly in Precision Mode (CAPS LOCK on).

Brushes go into precision mode after i leave PS to Lightroom. I have to restart computer to get back circle brushes. I go to preferences to change it back but that doesn't work.  I suspect it has something to do with my Wacom tablet. Anyone have a answer for this.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop: Why are my tools all showing the same cross-hair cursor?.

While I was working I probably preesed on a certain buton and sudenly any tool that I chose was not showen on screen. ther is just a defult marker no mater what tool I choose.

The action is as expected crop does the crop but doesent show me the crop marker on screen. it is more needed with tools shuch as the healing brush or stamp where i can't see the outline and marker size I've chosen

pleas help me, how did it hapen and whate do i need to do in order to set it bake again??

thank you
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled PHOTOSHOP - brush tip cursor confusion.

Bug... in Photoshop my painting cursors get mixed up and the (precise) and (normal brush tip) flip flop. so i have to click on precise to get a normal brush or normal to get a precise brush. Please Fix
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop: Can't see my tool cursor.

TOOL CURSOR VIEW BUG:
THIS PROBLEM HAS BEEN ONGOING THROUGH THE LAST 3-4 VERSIONS OF PHOTOSHOP, PLEASE CORRECT THIS NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'M SO SICK OF NOT BEING ABLE TO SEE MY TOOLS, THESE ARE EXPENSIVE PROGRAMS AND USE USE THEM FOR WORK, AND 50% OF THE TIME (THATS HALF THE TIME I USE PHOTOSHOP) I ENCOUNTER THIS PROBLEM. 
THAT IS UNACCEPTABLE ADOBE!! HELLO ADOBE!!! I'M TALKING YO YOU A D O B E!

THE PROBLEM: I CANT SEE MY TOOL CURSOR, WHICH IS KIND OF THE POINT.
AND IF I CANT SEE THE THE SIZE AND SHAPE OF MY TOOLS ON CURSOR THEN I CAN'T PHOTOSHOP. WELL UM DUH THAT SEEMS LIKE SOMETHING YOU SHOULD HAVE FIXED BY NOW. ITS COMPLETELY UNPREDICTABLE AND RE-STARTING PHOTOSHOP DOESN'T FIX THE PROBLEM.

I USE A MACBOOK PRO - THIS PROBLEM BEEN OCCURRING SINCE 2012 ON LION THROUGH YOSEMITE
OH AND I'VE BEEN USING PHOTOSHOP FOR 16 YEARS 
THANKS!
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Tyler Sheppard

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haha i went through this issue forever too... you just push the (Caps Lock) key it toggles the crosshair and the circle
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Problem whit cursor in Photoshop.

Hi everyone!
Yesterday i bought ASTROPAD and I tried it with IPAD pro and a macbook pro but while using the brush tool on a layer mask, I get crosshairs instead of a circle. I can change the brush size with the bracket keys and the size changes on the options bar, but I see a constant sized crosshair while brushing across the image. I also see the mouse cursor arrow. I don ́t want to see a cursor mouse and i want see a circle of the brush, it is possible?

Sorry fot my english! :)
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Tyler Sheppard

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push the (Caps Lock) key it toggles the crosshair and the circle
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop: My brush cursor is showing a cross instead of a circle (turn off CAPS ....

While using the brush tool on a layer mask of a smart object...I get crosshairs instead of a circle. I can change the brush size with the bracket keys and the size changes on the options bar, but I see a constant sized crosshair while brushing across the image.
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Tyler Sheppard

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push the (Caps Lock) key it toggles the crosshair and the circle