Why the Brush Tool Has a Weird Purple Line in Photoshop CC 2018

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Oct 242017

If you’ve started using Photoshop CC 2018, you may have noticed a strange purple line following your brush around as you’re using it now. That line is called a “brush leash,” and here’s a helpful 6-minute video by retoucher Pratik Naik about what that purple line is and how you can use and customize it.

Basically, the purple brush leash is meant to serve as a guide for the Smoothing feature of the Brush Tool. Turning Smoothing down to 0% removes the purple line and restores the brush tool to the original version.

You can also turn off the brush leash in the Cursors panel of your Preferences.

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Learn how to adjust lighting in post production using Photoshop with Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes in this episode of the Photoshop Playbook.

Read about the Photoshop Playbook series on the Photoshop.com blog:  http://adobe.ly/1aJpIQP.

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