Photoshop Elements: Where is the Brush tool?

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Can't find NORMAL setting for brush . This may be stupid , but I've started using Photoshop Elements 8 . The Paintbrush tool only shows two modes - MASK and SELECTION . Where do I find the NORMAL setting so I can paint on a picture ? or AIRBRUSH ?
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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The Brush tool is here:

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Jeffrey.

thanks , but its not that simple . I have a tool icon like the one highlighted , but with a small wheel . This only gives me the two options of Mask or Select , but I don't have a basic paintbrush option .

(I tried attaching a photo to thsi but can't get the " add image" to work - it justs posts the path )

Alex
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You probably have the Selection Brush Tool selected.

An easy way to get the Brush Tool is to press the B key on the keyboard and then press Shift+B to cycle through tools in that slot.

Location and keyboard shortcuts for the tools in the toolbox:

http://help.adobe.com/en_US/Photoshop...
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Dan

Thanks - yes B followed by Shift B works !
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Shift + B just cycles the tool. You can access by clicking and holding to reveal the other tools in the slot: