How do I save a Brush with a specific Blending mode?

Explorer ,
Apr 20, 2022 Apr 20, 2022

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I'm looking for a way to quickly swap (using the < / > hotkeys) between a brush that darkens the illustration (with Multiply blending mode), and a brush that lightens an area (with Screen, or Soft light blending mode).

When I save a brush I can bake in what color it automatically paints with, but can't find where I can save a specific blending mode to my new brush.

Where is this option?

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Adobe Community Professional , Apr 20, 2022 Apr 20, 2022
If you save a Brush with »Include Tool Settings« checked then the Blend Mode is included (like Opacity etc.).  I use a non-english keyboard so could you please state the exact shortcut you are referring to (as listed under Edite > Keyboard Shortcuts)? 

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Apr 20, 2022 Apr 20, 2022

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If you save a Brush with »Include Tool Settings« checked then the Blend Mode is included (like Opacity etc.). 

I use a non-english keyboard so could you please state the exact shortcut you are referring to (as listed under Edite > Keyboard Shortcuts)? 

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When I save it as a "New Brush" with "Include Tool Settings" checked, it still doesn't include the Brush mode. 

When I want to work fast, cycle through brushes using the "</," key to select previous brush, and ">/." to select the next brush in the brush panel.

I've learned that if I save a new brush as a new Tool Preset instead of a new Brush, it does include the Blending mode, but then I can't cycle with the < / > keys

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"When I save it as a "New Brush" with "Include Tool Settings" checked, it still doesn't include the Brush mode."
... Correction - Blending Mode, not "brush mode"

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»When I save it as a "New Brush" with "Include Tool Settings" checked, it still doesn't include the Brush mode.«

Could you please post screenshots with the pertinent Panels (Toolbar, Layers, Brushes, Options Bar, …) and dialogs visible to illustrate that claim? 

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I stand corrected!

I was swapping back and forth between the new brush I saved WITH a blending mode baked into the settings, and the ORIGINAL brush which apparently had no blending modes specified.

Thank you, c.pfaffenbichler!

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