Photoshop: Option to hide cursor on wacom cintiq

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Please have a way to eliminate the cursor when using a Cintiq. I need to do detail work and that cursor is always in the way of what I'm drawing! I've been using Photoshop for 18 years, use it every day as a professional story artist.
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Posted 6 years ago

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Does it work to use the precise cursor by either setting the preference or turning on [Caps Lock] while your painting?
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David Fulp

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That hashmark is worse than the brush icon when working with fine detail. I'm working on a Cintiq, so I can see what I'm drawing and don't need a cursor to see where my brush tip is. I'd like to have the option to make the cursor invisible.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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OK. Thanks.
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Stefan Kopinski

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There is an app called Astropad that allows you to mirror your mac screen and this has a tickbox saying 'Hide cursor when drawing'. Surely this should be an available option for Adobe products rather than relying upon 3rd party plugins.
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I also use a Cintiq. I really need this option - I can hardly paint details with the cursor being visible. Shocked to find that this hasn't been implemented yet.
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I'm shooting drawing videos directly offscreen (Cintiq as well) and at the moment I'm frantically searching for the cursor graphic in the source files so I can edit and remove it. Hardly the most intuitive way so a preference would be a lifesaver!
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yes please give us more custom cursors I would like 1 dot or none!!!!!!!!!!
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Guillaume Stordeur

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Lazy Nezumi plugin to the rescue! (again)
You can choose to always hide the cursor, or only when you are drawing. :)
Check it out here:
http://lazynezumi.com
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Nice, but for Windows only.. They hint there may be a mac version at some point...
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Hide cursor when drawing.

When are we likely to see an update to Photoshop (and other software) enabling us to remove the cursor when using a wacom cintiq on iOS? 
There is an app called Astropad that allows you to mirror your mac screen and this has a tickbox saying 'Hide cursor when drawing'. Surely this should be an available option for Adobe products rather than relying upon 3rd party plugins.
I know I'm not alone here!
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Please hit Me Too at the top of this page to vote for this if it's an important feature to you.
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Stefan Kopinski

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I'm a bit new to this, where's the 'Me Too' button?
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Stephen Burns

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Hi,

Yes, more custom cursor options would be great.

Thanks,
Stephen Burns
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David Fulp

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Thanks All for bringing this to light again, it's been 5 years and still no regard for this issue from Adobe.  I agree it should be a preference to opt out of having a cursor image. 
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Being able to see Photoshop working with the 'Hide Cursor When Drawing' tick box is enabled via AstroPad makes it even more annoying knowing it can be done and is very useful!! 5 Years!!
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Will Duke

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Was reading this thread while looking for a way to record live line drawing in Photoshop without seeing the cursor.

I found this little preference pane:  http://doomlaser.com/cursorcerer-hide-your-cursor-at-will/ which does the trick very neatly.  You can toggle the cursor on and off with a hotkey, and it works in Photoshop.

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Thanks Will. I have tried this but found it too glitchy for what I do. Now my OS won't install it; saying it can't recognise the developer. This proves there are other 3rd party developers who are willing to help. Why is it then that Adobe are't willing to add such a seemingly simple preference to there applications...??? Come on Adobe, this would be SO helpful!! 
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Thanks Will. I have tried this but found it too glitchy for what I do. Now my OS won't install it; saying it can't recognise the developer. 
This proves there are other 3rd party developers who are willing to help. Why is it then that Adobe are't willing to add such a seemingly simple preference to there applications...??? Come on Adobe, this would be SO helpful!!