In Photoshop, go to the Photoshop Menu and choose Preferences > Interface.
There's a check box called "Show Tool Tips". If this is unchecked, you won't see a description when you hover the cursor over a tool or or brush. I'm not sure how you might have inadvertently turned that off, but that might be part of the problem. However, it doesn't explain why your cursor is a pointing hand. Did you happen to select the Smudge tool, which has a pointing finger icon?
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Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2011 10:28 AM
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Subject: Re: [SCIART] Cursor descriptions in Photoshop
Now that I check, the cursor doesn't reveal a description for any button or tool. The 'cursor' looks like a hand and finger. Something I've clicked accidentally in some preference or other?
On Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 9:58 AM, Bruce Bartrug <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
Can anyone tell me why the descriptions aren't popping up anymore when I position the cursor over a brush type? Most annoying, as I can't decipher which is which without testing them.
Thanks in advance,
Nobleboro, Maine, USA
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