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P: bracket keys not changing brush size

Community Beginner ,
Jun 27, 2024 Jun 27, 2024

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On the latest version of Photoshop beta, 25.11, my bracket keys are no longer chnaging my brush tip size. 

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Adobe Employee , Jul 08, 2024 Jul 08, 2024

Hi everyone, please update to the latest Ps beta: Adobe Photoshop Version: 25.11.0 20240706.m.2689 a56b6d6 arm64 which has the fix for this issue.

 

Thanks,

Cory - Photoshop Product Manager

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Explorer ,
May 25, 2024 May 25, 2024

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This has been making me crazy forever.  In each new version I'm hoping it goes away, but it keps happening. I even tried the new Beta and it is still there.

 

What happens:

  • When I try to use the tool sizing keys, [ and ], they simply don't work and I have to go to the tool or brush setting dropdown at the top right, to resize it manually.  This really interrupts my workflow and creative process 
  • Once reset manually, then the brackets work for a while, until they don't.

 

Please fix this!

 

TIA,

Richard

 

[Mod: Moved to the Photoshop Beta forum]

 

Richard

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Explorer ,
May 25, 2024 May 25, 2024

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OOPS, I meant TOP LEFT to adjust manually

Richard

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Adobe Employee ,
Jun 27, 2024 Jun 27, 2024

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Hi @andrewm35765582 

 

Try resetting Prefs for the Beta:
/Users/yourname/Library/Preferences/ Photoshop Beta Settings (Mac Ventura)
/Users/yourname/Library/Preferences/Adobe\ Photoshop\ \(Beta\)\ Settings (Mac)


C:\Users\user name\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop (Beta)\Adobe Photoshop (Beta) Settings


Launch BETA Photoshop While Pressing The Keyboard Shortcut
With Photoshop closed, press and hold Shift+Ctrl+Alt (Win) / Shift+Command+Option (Mac) on your keyboard and then Launch Photoshop the way you normally would.
https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/preferences.html#Manually 

 

Thanks,

Cory - Photoshop Product Manager

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 27, 2024 Jun 27, 2024

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Unfortunately neither of these options worked.

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Andrew 


[personal information removed as per forum guidelines]

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 27, 2024 Jun 27, 2024

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Uploaded the PS beta release 25.11 m.2679 on 6/27/2024.  Bracket keys no longer resize the brushes.  The bracket keys still function properly on my standard desktop version.  Windows 11

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 27, 2024 Jun 27, 2024

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Just updated to latest photoshop beta version now the keybd shortcuts to resize brushes "[ ]" don't work. I have reset the settings file but didnot fix. my current version of PS 25.9.1 they work.

Please help

Thanks

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 27, 2024 Jun 27, 2024

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I found a workaround that so far has been working for me. I have modified the keyboard shortcut to the following settings. Even though I set new shortcut keys for brush size, the bracket keys somehow start working again.  

 

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Adobe Employee ,
Jun 27, 2024 Jun 27, 2024

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The team is aware of this and will have a fix in an upcoming release.

 

Temp workaround is to remove new addition of Key Board Short Cut for layer boundary.

 

Screenshot 2024-06-27 at 12.38.59 PM.png

 

Thanks,

Cory - Photoshop Product Manager

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New Here ,
Jun 27, 2024 Jun 27, 2024

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The bracket [ ] key does not resize the brush on the updated Photoshop Beta 25.11 6-27-2024

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 27, 2024 Jun 27, 2024

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My left and right brackets still work in regular PS, but as of today no longer change my brush size in Beta. I reset preferences, restart Photoshop Beta and my laptop, but no dice. I also uninstalled Beta and reinstalled. They still do not work.

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New Here ,
Jun 27, 2024 Jun 27, 2024

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Photoshop Beta 25.11.0

After updating, I noticed that the keyboard shortcuts for changing the brush size no longer worked.  (I use a Tour Box for this, but the keyboard didn't work either)  In the Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts menu, both the Increas/Decreas Brush Size and Show Previous/Next Layer Boundry were assigned the [ and ] keys.  Changing the Layer Boundry shortcuts to something else (< and > in my case) restored the expected Brush Size functions to the [ and ] keys.

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Community Expert ,
Jun 27, 2024 Jun 27, 2024

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Hi! Thanks for the heads up! Did you try resetting the Brush tools to see if that fixes the issue?

Michelle

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Jun 27, 2024 Jun 27, 2024

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Photoshop Beta 25.11.0

After updating, I noticed that the keyboard shortcuts for changing the brush size no longer worked.  (I use a Tour Box for this, but the keyboard didn't work either)  In the Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts menu, both the Increase/Decrease Brush Size and Show Previous/Next Layer Boundry were assigned the [ and ] keys.  Changing the Layer Boundry shortcuts to something else (< and > in my case) restored the expected Brush Size functions to the [ and ] keys.

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Community Expert ,
Jun 27, 2024 Jun 27, 2024

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I forgot to ask if you know how to do that!?! With the brush tool selected, Go to the options bar and from the Preset tool menu, select the dropdown to see the brush tool presets. Select the gera icon on the right side of the dropdown, and from the menu choose Reset tool. See if that makes a difference?

Michelle

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New Here ,
Jun 27, 2024 Jun 27, 2024

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I see in another thread this has been reported to Adobe and they suggested a similar workaround.

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I just updated photoshop and now the brush size is not working to change brush bigger or smaller with the [ or ]  shortcut.

I restarted my computer, tried seaching shortcut modifications but nothing is working.

However the {} is working to change softness.

I cant get any work done when i keep having to go to the top and manully get the right size brush every few seconds. 
Anyone have an easy reset fix to this? Or is this a bug from updating?
Its really messing with my editing schedule. 

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New Here ,
Jun 27, 2024 Jun 27, 2024

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latest photoshop beta version now the keyboardd shortcuts to resize brushes "[ ]" don't work

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Community Expert ,
Jun 27, 2024 Jun 27, 2024

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@Alyssa5C65 try manually resetting your Photoshop preferences
https://helpx.adobe.com/ie/photoshop/using/preferences.html#Manually
Remember to back up your settings before doing the preference reset
https://helpx.adobe.com/ie/photoshop/using/preset-migration.html

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New Here ,
Jun 28, 2024 Jun 28, 2024

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yeah same here 

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New Here ,
Jun 28, 2024 Jun 28, 2024

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The same goes for me. It's really affecting my workflow.

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New Here ,
Jun 28, 2024 Jun 28, 2024

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Since the latest update (25.11.0) change brush size (the square brackets) is no longer working even though they are assigned in the "keyeboard shortcuts...."

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New Here ,
Jun 28, 2024 Jun 28, 2024

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Same here. Come on Adobe we pay a lot of money for the software please fix it !!!!

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New Here ,
Jun 28, 2024 Jun 28, 2024

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After the latest beta update the brush size keyboard shortcut keys [ ] stopped working.  This is happening on both Windows and Mac.

Is this something I can re-enable, or do I need to wait for another software revision?

 

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Community Expert ,
Jun 28, 2024 Jun 28, 2024

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what app?

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