Smart Brush Wont Go Away

by Pavel
(Vancouver, Canada)

Q: After using the Smart Brush how do I make the brush go away? It stays on my picture. Its always there; is it suppose to be? How do I work around that if I want to do a different technique?

A: Thanks for asking the question Pavel. I'm sure others have had the same situation with Elements. It seems like a Tool gets stuck and wont go away.

A little known fact about Elements is that some tool, any tool, must always be active in Photoshop Elements.

To make the Smart Brush go away try selecting a different Tool from the Toolbox. But then that Tool will always be there until you click on a different Tool.

The thing you should be careful of is having a Tool active that might make a change to your photo without you noticing it.

For instance if you have the Eraser Tool active and you click the mouse, you might not notice that you just erased part of your photo!

I posted a tip about this very subject entitled Beware of Your Tools. Check it out for the whole story.

I hope that answered your question.

Good luck!

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Smart brush wont go away
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