Make paint go to edge of brush on photoshop CS4?

Whenever I use the paintbrush tool on photoshop, rather than using up the whole circle, it just paints with a smaller selection. Yea, I know I could just make the brush even bigger, but I’d still have to deal with this problem and it’s really annoying!
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I am not sure what you mean by pen pressure, and what I meant was the paint doesn’t fill the circle.

On standard photoshop, somehow I made the trace around the brush disappear. How do I get it back?

Its the gray trace line where it shows where the brush will be applied before you click….Its so annoying without it, how do I get it back, anyone know?