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Brush Size/Hardness change on the fly - Photoshop style

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  • Guillermo Martínez

    I would really appreciate such feature as well.

     

    It will help me work much faster.

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  • SFA

    Have you checked the Keyboard Shortcuts options?

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  • NN634868051741997782UL

    Hello SFA! I've tried and do a good job but this way of changing is way faster and also allows to change hardness.

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  • SFA

    Size, Hardness, Opacity and Flow can all be changed using shortcuts.

    Not all options have pre-defined default shortcuts.

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  • NN634868051741997782UL

    I've been tinkering with those shortcuts for some time and have them grouped in the page up/down area :) still, the ability to change them the way Photoshop does would be really nice.

    Thanks for your suggestion though! 

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  • BeO

    You have my vote, Jorge.

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  • Class A

    I find the keyboard shortcuts for flow and opacity to be useless because there is no feedback whatsoever regarding the current value.

    Size and hardness are reflected by the brush cursor but flow and opacity have to be changed flying blindly.

    FWIW, I'm happy with the keyboard controls for size and hardness (they can be used very efficiently with a controller) but wish there were visual feedback (e.g. temporarily showing numbers during adjustments) for flow and opacity. 

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  • Maria Perez

    That would be very useful indeed!

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  • Ismael Yunta

    Ill love it, always on my mind when im retouching, and finally im jumping to PS hahaha

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  • Lily

    Hi Jorge,

    Thank you for your post.

    It is possible to set the shortcuts for changing the Brush size, hardness, opacity, and flow.

    Go to the main menu and select Edit -> Edit Keyboard Shortcuts. In the default keyboard shortcut set, go to Other -> Layers and set the shortcuts you would like to use for changing the Brush characteristics.

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  • Mihael Tominsek

    Shortcuts are fine. But having it realtime with visual representation is better. I prefer Corel style and not Adobe. In PS you never know what boundaries of brush are, since what brush really effects is different than what it represents. Let not look to Adobe too much, we escaped them ere for a reason. I LOVE how brushes are represented here, where inner circle is 100% of eefect, and outer circle is 0% and you exactly know where to brush. Just drag-size and we have the best solution. Key should be user set. One might want other key than CTRL or ALT. I would like middle mouse button - Resolve style. 

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  • SFA

    Mihael,

    I can sort of get the touchpad on my notebook to use zoom gestures to change the size.

    Right click with an active brush and adjustment control appear with the cursor on the zoom slider. Gestures can be applied. However the default the default amount of adjustment is best suited to very small adjustments.

    Other devices may have more adjustable controls available.

    Personally, I'm OK with using the Keyboard short cuts. Holding the short cut key(s) down seems, to me at least, to give a pretty useful adjustment speed and full visibility.

    I'm using Windows 7. Other OS types and versions may offer different facilities.

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  • Mihael Tominsek

    What I suggest is to get MENU on shortcut key and being present only until you hold key down. You need whole menu 98% for changing brush size, correct? If brush size would be given to right click drag/move, than menu would be used 2% of time, to actually set something, like in Ps. It can be moved to keyboard. Or middle mouse key.

    But if that would mes with consistency of something I do not recall now, than it is still better as you say, to ave at least ALT+drag/move option. This now as is is cumbersome, a lot. 

    PS: I am also Win7 lover. I have Win10 computers but main one is Win7. It have minor shortcomings but huge practicality over Win10. 5 (five) years after implementig this 10 "version" (rather variant) they still did not fix all sorts of thing and it is mess under the hood. When I need to set something in Win10 I just type old fashioned "control panel" which is still there, as in W7, or (same thing) Vista. If they wanted, they could just fill improvements and leave genious GUI of 7. I'm also devoted user of WindowsPhone and as I love tiles there, I hate them on PC.     

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