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P: alt+right click drag resize opacity lock

Explorer ,
Jan 19, 2016 Jan 19, 2016

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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!

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New Here ,
Feb 15, 2023 Feb 15, 2023

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This is hacky but here's what I use for Autohotkey to resize my brush and keep opacity at 100. The downside is opacity will ALWAYS go to 100 after sizing the brush using the shortcut. 

 

You can see that I'm overriding "d" key to resize my bush. So when I press "d" I have Auto Hot Key send alt and right click to photoshop instead.  Note that this works as long as you drag WITHOUT pressing the pen on the screen. Otherwise, I get an eyedropper.

 

You can change d out for whatever key you want to listen to. The part of the code that is actually setting opacity back to 100 after I change brush size are the Send{0 down} and Send{0 up}. 

 

#IfWinActive ahk_class Photoshop

 

$d::

Send {alt down}{Click,down,right}

 

KeyWait d

 

Send {alt up}{Click,up,right}

 

Send {0 down}
Send {0 up}
Send {0 down}
Send {0 up}
Send {0 down}
Send {0 up}

 

return

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New Here ,
May 26, 2023 May 26, 2023

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I can't believe that after all these years this is the only viable solution.

Thank you very much for this "hack". Whatever drawbacks it might have, at least I don't have to worry about painting, or worse, erasing with 99% opacity. I wish I new about this years ago.

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Explorer ,
May 26, 2023 May 26, 2023

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It's frankly just baffling that this is still not fixed in Photoshop.

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New Here ,
Nov 21, 2023 Nov 21, 2023

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It's frankly just baffling that this is still not fixed in Photoshop.

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Participant ,
Nov 23, 2023 Nov 23, 2023

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Yes it is. Maybe they are developping some AI which would keep it locked for the user. 

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New Here ,
Jan 15, 2024 Jan 15, 2024

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Please add this Adobe!  

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New Here ,
Feb 18, 2024 Feb 18, 2024

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It's frankly just baffling that this is still not fixed in Photoshop.

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Explorer ,
Feb 20, 2024 Feb 20, 2024

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This is the single biggest issue for me in PS, as a professional digital painter. This issue (almost) alone has nosedived my opinion of Adobe.

 

I have to keep an eye PERMANENTLY, as in every few seconds, on the opacity box while I'm painting. Its no different to driving a car and having to check the fuel gauge every few heartbeats. 

 

Its insane.

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