Photoshop CC 2019: Brush Panel keeps resetting

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Adobe, why does my brush panel keep reverting to default? I can't tell what's causing it, but I keep having to reload my brush packs. Not a problem in CC2018, same machine specs.

(And just because I'm here again. Please fix that aweful new smaller hitspot when you Transform. It sucks so bad. Release a patch or a 19.1. Legacy Transform please!!!)
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Andrew Avvakoumides

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Kit Kerner

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You are not alone with the brush panel reverting to the defaults. V19 and V20 are doing it to me. I am beginning to 'stir the pot' again because I am so disappointed with Adobe and these latest version of the Photoshop product. Both of them have slowed my 'work' down by about 50 percent. When I click on the brush panel I have to wait 20 seconds before the brushes display, if they indeed are even mine. Then another 5 seconds for the brush to show up once clicked on. There are many other things too. You know how those surveys pop up from time to time? I can tell you they are looked at, really! Put some comments there too, but you are limited on space and time (another complaint). Good Luck! 



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Andrew Avvakoumides

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Eh. This and the transform and undo changes are my biggest gripe. Also, the latest is such a a system hog. I run an older Mac and the performance on this one is just slow as hell. Also RAM greedy.
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Hi, could you post a couple screenshots please?  1- what your brushes panel looks like before it reverts and 1- what it looks like after it reverts?  I have not been able to reproduce this problem and wish I could, because then we could fix it.
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Hey Chad. Left of the screenshot is what I use. Now, on a random open of the software, it reverts back to what's on the right on the screenshot. I wonder if the size of the brush pack could be an issue? It's 843Mb, although I don't feel that's unreasonable.

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exactly what I am constantly having to put up with.Its not only on macbook running mojave, but on a windows 10 machine. Getting pretty p***ed off with Adobe to be honest. no help on their chat box. handed from one clueless wonder to another and then told they know about it and will fix it. How about bloody fixing it before you bring out the next version of photoshop Adobe because we are totally sick of paying a monthly subscription for the privilege of being your underpaid and under valued bug testers
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This is happening to me too and it's super frustrating and never use to happen in previous versions of Photoshop. As others have stated my Photoshop (most up-to-date version) will randomly not retain my brushes in my brush panel after closing and reopening. It reverts all brushes back to the default ones. This happens constantly to me. I mean all the time. I use to think it was if my computer restarted while Photoshop was still open but in my testing it occurs randomly when you correctly close the program.

This needs to be fixed.

While I'm on the topic of the brush panel. Though I do appreciate that we can finally organize the brushes into folders can we get the ability to color code and 5 star our favorite brushes? It'd also be really helpful if there was a search function whereby it only lists brushes with text that matches what you typed into search. For example if you searched 'pencil' and brush with the word 'pencil' in it would remain visible in the brush panel. Can we also have the ability to tear off favorite brushes and make smaller quicker brush shortcut windows? Like if for a certain piece of art you are primarily using 3 brushes but they were all spread out in your panel couldn't you add the ability to like tear them off for quick access pinning them anywhere on the screen?

Right now the brush panel seems half baked devoid if many smart and useful options.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop Brushes Constantly Reset to Default (Please HOTFIX).

Every time my Photoshop closes, whether by closing it down normally, terminating it, or restarting the computer while PS is open my Brush panel resets back to default brushes. This is extremely frustrating and really there's no excuse for this to be happening. Photoshop is a well established program and this is a big bug.

I'm using the latest version of Photoshop and I've had the same issue for a while now (even on the previous version).

P.S. I know there's another thread on this topic. I just really want this fixed fast.