My drawing tools have stopped working and I don't understand why. Even after uninstalling and installing again, resetting the tool's presets, the problem still here on every single picture that I open or even new ones.

As you can see, the calligraphy tool is working but not the pencil, paintbrush, and the filling tool. However I can still select area and colors.

What can I do?

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    It would have been useful to see a screenshot showing the paint tool options. Commented Feb 12, 2020 at 15:45
  • You need to show the Tool Options panel. It's probably a setting in there which is causing the problem. My first guess would be either the tool's blending mode or opacity.
    – Billy Kerr
    Commented Feb 12, 2020 at 18:02

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i just reset the preset with the bottom of tool box and it actually worked

  • Bienvenue! Can you add a screenshot showing what you did? Typically, you can accept your own answer after some delay.
    – curious
    Commented Feb 12, 2020 at 15:40

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