A problem I have off and on with Photoshop is that the brush corrupts mid-session. I could be drawing or painting with a nice flowing line, then suddenly all I get when I pull the brush along the page is nothing, followed by a single dot. When I check the brush settings, they don’t appear to have changed; I should still get a flowing line.
To combat this, I changed brushes and brush settings, but it makes no difference… I only get my flowing line back when I quit Photoshop and start it up again. I don’t have to trash the Preferences file, so it doesn’t appear to be a permanent corruption.
When it happens too often in a day, it’s exasperating!
It’s possible I accidentally hit or click on something that causes that to happen… here are some things I could try.
(1) Changing the tablet pen’s settings so that the button on the side of the pen is disabled. I never use that button anyway; it just adds anxiety to the painting process!
(2) I could hit the ESC key and see if that brings my brush back.
(3) I could set my brushes to default, then reload the one I want.
(4) I could renew the Photoshop Preferences file anyway, in case it’s essentially faulty.
Well, now my pen’s button is disabled, and my plan of action is mapped out for today…. bring on the dots!