The Caps Lock Trap

Sometimes you’ll find that your brush tool cursor in Photoshop or Elements has turned into a crosshair. You’ll be changing your brush size like a maniac, and wondering why nothing is happening! Then you’ll click with the brush tool, and paint an enormous blob of paint, because your brush is so huge. So why is it a crosshair????

It’s because you’ve got your caps lock on. Turn it off, and your circle will be back. Laugh at yourself, because of your fat fingers :)

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a fun rule on my Ask Damien page – if you ever post a question to which the answer is "Because your Caps Lock is on", you need to donate $5 to a charity of your choice.

Be a good sport. Let some good come of your clumsiness :)


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