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Would be great to have an option that will lock opacity when resizing my brush with alt+right click drag, There is one for brush hardness, but never found one for opacity!
Is this issue going to be resolved ever? I've had this problem for years and seems other users have had it too. I constantly catch my brush opacity slipping to 99% while resizing the brush. Adobe seems to come up with countless new gimmicks aimed at the casual user and this simple problem remains( to my knowledge) unresolved.
This simple thing is driving me crazy. Everytime I draw something in Photoshop I have to painfully clean my drawings because I change the brush opacity accidentally from 100 percent to 99% or 97% etc. I just send Book cover for my client and now I see those marks in my drawing caused because the eraser has been set to 97% or something instead of 100%. Frustrating. COULD YOU PLEASE GIVE US OPTION TO NOT CHANGE OPACITY WHEN RESIZING THE BRUSH !!It should be very simple thing to give user a option to disable features.
This is a user Forum, so you are not really addressing Adobe here, even though some Adobe employees thankfully have been dropping by.
How exactly are you resizing the Tools? And how does that affect Opacity?
Could you please post screenshots with the pertinent Panels (Toolbar, Layers, Brush Settings, Options Bar, …) visible?
When Brushtool is active, press ALT+CTRL+Righth Click anddrag Left/Right to resize the Brush tip.Drag Up/Down to change the Opacity. When dragging Left/Right to change size, it is very easy to move Pen/Cursor a tiny amount to up, and then Opacity drops from 100% to 99% for example. I constantly have to check if my opacity is at 100%, and even thought I try to check that, I often find that I have painted/erased with brush thats opacity is not 100% and have all kind of "marks" on my drawings.
How does ctrl-alt-click-dragging vertically change Opacity?
Are you talking about the brush’s hardness?
That can be avoided by unchecking
Photoshop > Preferences > Tools > Vary Brush Hardness based on HUD verstical movement
For example that bluish gray should be one solid color. But because the [inappropriate language removed by moderator] Photoshop can't keep Opacity at 100% the results are as seen. ( sorry for my emotionalism. But this is really driving me crazy. I have been fighting with this too long, and wasted countless of hours fixing those errors. So [inappropriate language removed by moderator] simple thing to fix from Adobes part. Just give option to disable one feature.. I need to get work done, not painting over errors left by program)
No. I am not talking about hardness. That option aplies only for Brushes that have hardness setting. If there isn't hardness setting, the Opacity is adjusted. ( And I don't want to adjust Hardness either accidentatally )
Oh, gee, if you had deigned to actually post the requested screenshot (see pot 1) I might have seen that you are talking about Sampled Brushes …
You can post a Feature Request over on
»I need to get work done, not painting over errors left by program«
These errors are not the program’s.
There is a thread for this in that site and I'd like to comment it. But I can't log in with my Creative Cloud account to that Photoshop Family site.Should it be possible?It accepts my username and password, but after that it just freezes to show those 3 dots. I tried to ask this from Adobe support. But they seem to be unable to understand my problem and think that I have problems using Photoshop, even thouhgt I tried to tell mulitple times that I can't sign in to Photoshop.com website. I don't feel very good today about how adobe hadles these different kind customer issues.
Well, the quality of Adobe’s customer support has often been critized but this is a user Forum, so we cannot do anything much about that.
As for signing in in on feedback.photoshop.com you seem to experience some unexpected problem, I also use the »Photoshop Family« buttom.
Could you try on another browser if you have more than one installed?
These errors are not the program’s.
If there was option to Lock Opacity, I wouldn't have those errors.They are caused because of the lack of options in the program and so could be easialy avoided wiht a simple option given to user. If we are nitpicking, they aren't programs errors, I just need to be very carefull.But it is a bit like I would give you car that has lousy brakses, and then when there is a accident, I would blame you instead of the malfunctioning brakes.
An aside: feedback.photoshop.com also seems to feature plenty of customer support related posts …
"Could you try on another browser if you have more than one installed? " I tried sereval. I know this is wrong forum to solve that problem, but I don't know where could I contact, as Adobes custormer support was total catastrophe. They seem to be completely unaware even of the existence of that site.
Hmm … maybe the example would work better with a bicycle with two separate brakes, one of which is lousy.
Because there are alternative ways of changing the brush diameter (keyboard shortcuts, contextual menu, …), so one could avoid this one method by using another, albeit more cumbersome one.
I am not trying to contest that a Feature Request on this has merit, but I think proper wording matters (aka nitpicking).
Already happened twice this morning. Loving it!