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Apr 17, 2019

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Okay, I have this problem since an eternity. I cant increase or decrease my brush tool with [ or ]. I know it is possible with the mouse but I draw with my tablet, an UGEE (it has buttons to increase/decrease but it doesn't work either). And changing the shortcut doesn't work because every damn shortcut is already taken. the only free ones are ü, ö or ä but of course my tablet doesn't know this letters. So how to I get this shortcut to work?

...and I have a Win 10 Laptop, using a German keyboard.

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Yes in Edit>Preferences>Tools>Vary Round Brush Hardness based on vertical HUD movement is unchecked, then the vertical movement changes Opacity.

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Brush increase decrease shortcut

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Okay, I have this problem since an eternity. I cant increase or decrease my brush tool with [ or ]. I know it is possible with the mouse but I draw with my tablet, an UGEE (it has buttons to increase/decrease but it doesn't work either). And changing the shortcut doesn't work because every damn shortcut is already taken. the only free ones are ü, ö or ä but of course my tablet doesn't know this letters. So how to I get this shortcut to work?

...and I have a Win 10 Laptop, using a German keyboard.

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Correct answer by Jeff_Arola | Adobe Community Professional

Yes in Edit>Preferences>Tools>Vary Round Brush Hardness based on vertical HUD movement is unchecked, then the vertical movement changes Opacity.

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Hi in Photoshop go for Preferences there you see how to edit shortcut...thanks

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Apr 17, 2019

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Under Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts, see if assigning the modifiers "Ctrl" "Shift" or "Alt" helps.  Shift + z/x, for example, or use one of the F keys, F11/F12. If a shortcut is not being used, just assign the brush tool increase/decrease to it.

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(CTRL, ALT or SHIFT) plus any key dont work with brush increase or decrease. I get an error if I try so, same goes for F keys or numpad keys... or certain signs like +.

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Is it practical to change the keyboard layout in Windows to English while you are using the UGEE?

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Apr 17, 2019

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Even if the shortcuts are already used you can override them and set whatever shortcuts you want for the brush size.

Another way to increase/decrease the brush size is to use the mouse plus Alt and drag left or right

Change brush size

Alt + right-click + drag left or right

Decrease/increase brush softness/hardness

Alt + right-click + drag up or down

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Apr 18, 2019

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Hi Jeff,

Decrease/increase brush softness/hardness  Alt + right-click + drag up or down.

In my Windows-10 PC  Ps 20.0.4

This command with the mouse changes 'opacity' (not softness/hardness)

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A Right-click of the mouse  (without an option key) opens the Brush properties where I can change the slider,

but do you know if the shortcut [Alt + right-click + drag up or down] can be altered to change its action?

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 9.4, Lightroom 3.4, Photoshop 2020 (21.2.1), Nikon DSLR, Windows-10.

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Yes in Edit>Preferences>Tools>Vary Round Brush Hardness based on vertical HUD movement is unchecked, then the vertical movement changes Opacity.

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Apr 18, 2019

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Thanks,

Good answer.

I need more time with Photoshop

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 9.4, Lightroom 3.4, Photoshop 2020 (21.2.1), Nikon DSLR, Windows-10.

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Jul 02, 2019

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I had a same problem .. after chanting settings to Vary Round Brush... worked on my Mac .. Thanks for sharing ..

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Hi!!!
My Alt + right-click + drag up or down works, but doesn´t show the red preview, just the black lined circle. Can you help me?ScreenShot599.jpg

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