Adobe update breaks brush-to-eraser-tool hack Here’s a workaround

If, like me, you loved being able to select any tool (usually the eraser) and then pick from your most recent brushes to convert a paint brush to an eraser, or a mixer brush, or a smudge tool with all dynamic setting intact you can’t do this anymore with the latest Photoshop update (v 19) You can still use the clear mode trick to convert your brush to an eraser which I go over in the aboce video inclusing the keyboard shortcuts.

The keyboard shortcut I use in the video are
Normal Mode:
WIN: Shift+Alt+N
MAC: Shift+Alt+N)

Clear Mode (eraser mode)
WIN: Shift+Alt+R
MAC: Shift+Option+R

You can find the full list of brush mode keyboard shortcuts on the Adobe website here It’s a long list so search the page for “Use for blending modes”

2 Responses to Adobe update breaks brush-to-eraser-tool hack Here’s a workaround

  1. Syd November 18, 2017 at 9:23 pm #

    Thanks for the work-around. I did not even know there was a keyboard shortcut for the Clear brush mode.

    • Nicolai November 18, 2017 at 9:25 pm #

      Yes, it’s pretty hidden but oh so handy!

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