A new way to change brush size and hardness


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A new way to change brush size and hardness

Okay, let's talk about changing the brush size. There's an old school method and it's a good chance to review that. But if I press B for my Brush tool, to switch to there, there's my brush. The old method is to use the Right and Left Bracket keys on your keyboard. So Right Bracket makes it bigger, Left Bracket makes it smaller, and if you want to change the Hardness you add Shift to that. So Shift+Right Bracket makes the brush harder, Shift+Left Bracket makes the brush softer. So that's been there for a very long time in all the versions of Photoshop. Photoshop CS4 has a brand-new way to interactively change your brush size and get a better accurate preview of what that brush actually looks like. It does require the OpenGL graphics card. So similar to the panning and zooming that's new in CS4, this feature takes advantage of the OpenGL drawing to do this.

There's kind of some funky keyboard shortcuts to invoke this, but here we go. For the Mac, to change the...

A new way to change brush size and hardness
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A new way to change brush size and hardness provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop CS4 Power Shortcuts

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Design Photography
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