PS redimension of brushes and pencils on screen

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Why, do standard forms show a circle coloured with red when they re-size them in the screen and form them of Keyl' s T. do they remain transparent in even conditions?

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The red overlay (look at the far right in your screenshot), is there to help you visualize the brush as you resize it or change its hardness. It does nothing whatsoever to the brush itself. Just a visual aid for you so you see what you're doing.
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I know it definitely ...... but why is not this circle red to help me to see itemize it in the paintbrushes of KT?

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I'm sorry. I didn't understand. I'm going to guess, but it's true of other brushes I have. These were converted from Tools. If I load some Tools I have as Tools (Art History Brush tools, for example), they don't show the red highlight either. If I convert tools (tpl file) to brushes, the red highlight continues to be missing.

So I'm guessing it has to do with tools converted to brushes don't take on some attribute of a brush that's always been a brush. Seems a bit like a bug to me. Or just something overlooked in the conversion process? Impossible to add on? I don't know.
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I took the example of the brushes of Keyl T. which we can freely download at Adobe, therefore I wish that a person of Adobe answers us apparently and no assumption, thank you.

It is similar with all brushes which I also create????

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Feel free to wait. They should be back by Monday.

And no, it's not true of any brushes I create, so shouldn't be true of yours.
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Perhaps one of the parameters, checked / not checked??? one MacOS 10.15.4

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I was looking for a reason the OP might not see the red overlay.  But in a way, you're right. It's just not the a setting we can enable/disable at will. He was showing me Kyle's brushes, and I was seeing the overlay with my own brushes. But I was retouching and using basic brushes, or brushes that after I investigated closer turned out to be modifications of basic brushes. Brushes that weren't modified basic round brushes aren't showing me the overlay.

The overlay appears only to work with the default round brushes as their base. The Hardness setting is grayed out if you start with your own shapes, not the basic round, and it only shows up when you can alter Hardness.

I often start with a round brush and then add Dual Brush, dynamics, Transfer, etc, and possibly quite a few others do as well. Once I tried my hair brushes which happened to be loaded for retouching, it was obvious I never pay much attention to that Overlay.

For specialty brushes, the Hardness setting in the Brushes panel is usually unavailable. All these years and I didn't see that I wasn't able to vary even the Opacity while looking at the Overlay unless it was based on a round basic brush? Obviously concentrating too hard on all the wrong things task to notice. Plus using the keyboard to change settings more than scrubby scale (or whatever that's called)—but so much for attention to detail. Obviously  I only pay attention to just some of the details. LOL

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I am going to look at this knack concerning hardness....Hehe eyes are made to notice..... And me, I have worked for 25 years to make tests on software then mine notice!

The illness of the century, they always want to make too quickly, without looking at details.....

I am going to look at this knack concerning hardness....

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Check, I still made more deepened tries.... All brushes which we create via the menu Edition / to Define a form prédéfinie from pixels do not have field Hardness assets and as the colouring of the impacte of form when they change it in the screen a reference to hardness (the vertical movement of the cursor) is, that Hardness does not exist, the vertical movement of the cursor is then linked to Opacity....

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So we're agreed.  The Overlay is tied to the Hardness setting—which we can't affect. Though I know of no occasion when I've wanted to affect the Hardness of a brush and couldn't, or I'd have paid a LOT more attention to all this.  '-}

The only way I'd want to "see" Opacity as I changed it would be if PS, like some other programs (or their own Clone Stamp) created a live preview of the brush. I can haz dreamz.

Otherwise, I tend to set it all numerically and not with the brush Overlay, which is terribly inaccurate— but does approximate Hardness if that's as close as you need to come.