Photoshop CS6: Brush shape dynamics/transfer won't turn off

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No matter what I do, the brush settings I apply won't go away (AND they transfer onto every other brush). I've tried;-Locking and unlocking the padlock next to the settings name-Unchecking the box, while the padlock is locked and unlocked Each time I uncheck, it let's me make a few brush strokes before the box immediately rechecks itself. Not to mention that the "pressure override" option has always been off, so I'm not sure if it's the program that's faulty or my tablet. I'd also prefer not to turn off pressure sensitivity since it's fairly essential to me.
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Victoria Mistretta

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I found the answer!!!!!!! I had the same problem, and after fitting with the settings I found the answer. On the top tool bar there will be a button that looks like a pen on a circular checkered board. If that is selected (which it should be if you have this problem) then de-select it, and problem fixed.
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Thank you so much!!!!!!! I have been search this for a really long time(even in other language!). And finally i found ur answer! you are my angel!!!! thank you agian and again and agian and......(100 tiames)
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I'm having the same problem, but it's not the opacity or flow of the brush. It seems the be the tool itself. So every time I try to turn off transfer, change its attributes or controls within the transfer option itself it reverts everything back to zero and turns on again as soon as I start painting. I've been using Photoshop for a very long time and I was always able to disable the transfer option but still have opacity sensitivity.

Has anyone else been battling with this?
I've reset my wacom prefs, reloaded new brushes and restarted my pc... Not sure if I'm being a dummy or if it's a bug?
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It seems to me that you do still have opacity sensitivity, so long as the Opacity icon is enabled. Turn Transfer off (why?), and the icon on, and you have Opacity established by Pen Pressure (or whatever). Turn the icon off with Transfer off, and there's no opacity control via the Wacom. Turn it back on, and you have Opacity according to Pen Pressure. So you have a way to control Opacity without using the brush dialog box.

If you  leave Transfer on and you can set up everything, and the icon on the Options bar takes over, resetting Opacity Jitter  and Minimum under Transfer to 0, but not the flow.

This approach seems to work for me, so I don't feel like it's a bug, but it may be that it is and it's just the way I use it it doesn't seem to matter? Why does it bother you that turning Opacity on through the Options bar also turns it on in the Brush panel even though it removes control of Opacity from Transfer? Am I just not seeing a significant difference?
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I never log in and comment on things like this and I know this is an old thread but just wanted to say thank you so much! I've been doing a lot of digital pieces as an Illustrator major and simply could not figure out why the sensitivity would not turn off when I wanted to do line work and have been suffering through duplicating layers to compensate for probably over a year now... You're the best!