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Saving tool presets vs. brush presets

Saving tool presets vs. brush presets: Photoshop: Customizing Brushes
Saving tool presets vs. brush presets: Photoshop: Customizing Brushes

Brush Presets describe the tip shape behavior; Tool Presets additionally describe applied color behavior. The Brush panel list entries are grayed out and thus unavailable when in any other tool than the Brush tool. The Tool Presets panel has an option to keep the panel list active irregardless of the current tool. This behavior streamlines workflow by reducing the multiple clicks required to make current the selected Tool Preset to a single click. This minimizes distractions while painting.

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