What is that purple line on your Photoshop Brush tool, and how to turn it off

Oct 22, 2017

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What is that purple line on your Photoshop Brush tool, and how to turn it off

Oct 22, 2017

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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If you just updated to Photoshop CC 2018, you may have noticed a small purple line that follows your brush around, and until you figure what it is, you may be frustrated by it. Retoucher Pratik Naik put out a great video explaining exactly what this purple line is.

Turns out this purple line is an indication of a feature called smoothing that is turned on. Smoothing makes your brush strokes… well…. smoother.

There are quite a bit of options on that tool and the video does a great job of breaking them down.

[What Is That Purple Line On My Brush Tool In Photoshop CC2018? | Pratik Naik]

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2 responses to “What is that purple line on your Photoshop Brush tool, and how to turn it off”

  1. Pratik Naik Avatar
    Pratik Naik

    Thank you so much guys! :) I was intrigued with how many people I saw had this question!

  2. Dieter Greven Avatar
    Dieter Greven

    Turn it on and you can drink two ? while your healing brush is thinking about its next step. Crap.