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P: Problems with brush size shortcuts in the liquify tool

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 16, 2013 Aug 16, 2013

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In Photoshop CC inside the Liquify tool holding down ctrl+alt+click and drag(on mac) no longer allows you to change the size of the brush.

Also in the liquify tool(no specific to CC) the fist time you use brackets ([,]) to change the brush size the size first moves in the wrong direction, then gets back to your original brush size, then goes in the direction you are trying to get to.

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LEGEND ,
Aug 16, 2013 Aug 16, 2013

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The Macintosh doesn't use control, or alt.

Which modifiers are you actually using?

Which OS version?

Are you using a tablet or other alternate input device?

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 16, 2013 Aug 16, 2013

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Well macs do have both those buttons, they are the bottom left most buttons on the keyboard.

control+alt (aka:option)

OS X 10.8

Using a wacom tablet. This option worked is CS6 inside the liquify tool, and it still works outside the liquify tool for the brushin CC, but no longer works inside the liquify.

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Aug 22, 2013 Aug 22, 2013

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In Photoshop CC inside the Liquify tool holding down ctrl+alt+click and drag(on mac OS 10.8) no longer allows you to change the size of the brush.

Also in the liquify tool(no specific to CC) the fist time you use brackets ([,]) to change the brush size the size first moves in the wrong direction, then gets back to your original brush size, then goes in the direction you are trying to get to.

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 26, 2013 Aug 26, 2013

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Howdy Spencer,

The bug for Liquify's brush resizing shortcut is CPU-related. Resizing via ctrl-alt-click has been fixed in 14.1.

Thanks,
David

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 26, 2013 Aug 26, 2013

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Howdy Spencer,

The bug for Liquify's brush resizing shortcut is CPU-related. We are currently working on a fix that will be available soon.

Thanks,
David

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 26, 2013 Aug 26, 2013

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cool thnx!

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LEGEND ,
Sep 06, 2013 Sep 06, 2013

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Good news. That was also really bugging me.

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 10, 2015 Sep 10, 2015

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This thread is over two years old and there's still no solution?! I'm having the same problem here with the latest Photoshop CC: I can't use the normal keyboard shortcut to quickly change brush size ctrl+alt+right click+pen motion. This bug makes it very tedious to use the liquefy tool

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 14, 2015 Sep 14, 2015

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What version of PS are you using? I remember this getting fixed with an update, I think it stopped working after they started the CC program, and changed some stuff around, and then fixed stuff up as they went a long.

Currently works for me in 14.2.2

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 20, 2015 Sep 20, 2015

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I think it could also be related to your video card and whether or not you have "Use Graphics Processor" checked in Performance under Preferences. I just had to turn mine off due to using an older video card and saw a change in the way Liquify's interface functioned. I saw a return of the weird brackets based issue.

If you have a halfway decent video card(≥512mb) make sure that you are utilizing your GPU, this might solve your issue.

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 20, 2015 Sep 20, 2015

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Hi Christophe, try Spencer's suggestion and make sure that "Use Graphics Processor" is enabled under Preferences>Performance... and restart Photoshop

You'll also want to make sure your driver is up to date:

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/...

Senior Product Manager - Customer Advocacy - Digital Imaging

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LEGEND ,
Mar 09, 2016 Mar 09, 2016

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Why is this still not fixed?
The brush resize keys are still different in the Liquify filter (Shift + = for Brush +  and ' for Brush -) from the canvas keystrokes ([ for Brush + and ] for Brush -) with an English / US keyboard.

Graphic tablets and new Apps like AstroPad aren't working that way. They know only one(!) keystroke for Brush + and one(!) keystroke for Brush -. And of course in other languages it becomes a horror to setup the brush keystrokes.

Why still going this (in my eyes stupid) way?

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 09, 2016 Mar 09, 2016

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I think you're talking about something different from this thread.  You should start a new thread as it'll be more likely that you'll find an answer.  Good luck.

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LEGEND ,
Mar 15, 2016 Mar 15, 2016

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I talk about the brush size shortcut which is the topic of this thread.

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LEGEND ,
Jun 27, 2020 Jun 27, 2020

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The problem is still here... trying to resize brings a zoom panel. 😞

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New Here ,
Aug 08, 2020 Aug 08, 2020

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I found the solution! Apparently if you have more than one language on your keyboard ... you need to make sure that it's converted into English in order to be able to use the shortcuts, or else photoshop won't detect the new language's letters

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Explorer ,
Sep 30, 2021 Sep 30, 2021

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Yes same problem. Brush size does NOT work with keyboard shortcuts I have to use the anoying slider.

Why the heck are they not consistent with brush shortcuts. Why are they different in liquify than the rest of Photoshop. Weird

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