How to deselect brush tool

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Robert Montgomery, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. How can I consistently deselect the brush tool?

    Somebody suggested pressing Shift Command D, but that only works only

    I tried pressing the keys altogether and also slightly apart, but I
    haven't been able to figure this out after trying many times.

    Robert Montgomery, Aug 16, 2010
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    Bigguy2010 Guest

    Try Ctrl and D

    Bigguy2010, Aug 17, 2010
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  3. Thanks, Bigguy.

    Control and D don't work consistently for me. I don't know what I'm
    doing wrong.

    Robert Montgomery, Aug 27, 2010
  4. Thanks, Fillyflash.

    Clicking on another tool in the tools menu seems to be the easiest way
    for me to do this, so I don't have to look down at the keyboard.

    Robert Montgomery, Aug 27, 2010
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    tony cooper Guest

    Some tool will *always* be the active tool. When you want to deselect
    the Brush tool, you will have to make some other tool active. The
    best choice is to open the Hand tool (press the letter "H" on your
    keyboard). The Hand tool doesn't do anything unless you have the
    image larger than "fit to screen".

    The above does not require the Control/Command key. Just the letter.

    I don't know where you got the idea that Command + D deselects a tool.
    It deselects a *selection". Open a file, invoke either the Marquee
    tool or the Lasso tool and drag out a selection. The selection will
    be shown by the "marching ants". Invoke Command + D. The selection
    goes away.

    The above is for Mac. On a PC, "Control" replaces "Command".
    tony cooper, Aug 27, 2010
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    Dave Guest

    You don't know what you are doing wrong? Top posting of course, idiot.
    You are interupting people. That's what you are doing wrong.
    Dave, Aug 28, 2010
  7. Thanks, Tony.

    That was a longstanding, irksome problem.

    Robert Montgomery, Aug 30, 2010
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