Photoshop: CS6 Brush Tool Stopped Working

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I have been using CS6 for a few weeks. Today, the paint brush tool stopped working. I closed the program and restarted it; I rebooted my MAC computer; I even uninstalled CS6 and then reinstalled it. Nothing works. Please help.
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William Battema

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Stopped working in what way? Do you get an error? Or just no result when painting on the document? If the later, it sounds like you may have a blend mode other than "Normal" set in the tool options. Try resetting the tool settings:
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Vee Coster

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Hi i'm having the same problem, the brush and pen tools don't show anything in the document, no error message occurs and 'Normal' mode is set in the tool options. any suggestions to resolve problem. thanks.
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Danielle Miller

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same problem. No error message, photoshop just stopped recognizing that I'm trying to make a mark. When I change the graphics usage from advanced to normal or basic in performance it doesn't do anything, when I raise the RAM allowance it only slows everything else down, when I reset my brushes I only lose all my custom brushes but nothing is fixed...and when I reinstalled the program nothing changed.
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Use CS 5.