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I made a new triagular brush with Edit -> Define Brush Preset. In the Brushes panel, its thumbnail has a little triangle at the upper-left corner. The default round brush doesn't have one. What does it mean?


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It means the brush is 16bits/channel, and when you made the brush you must have been in 16bits/channel mode. If you don't want 16bit brushes, click Image > Mode > 8 bits/channel before making the brush.

It's almost impossible to read the numbers, but there actually is a "16" in there.

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  • Ah, of course! I found the 16 easy enough to read, but could only think of obviously incorrect things like ‘it’s the 16th preset/swatch’. 🤦🏼‍♂️ Jun 5, 2021 at 8:39

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