Changing The Size And Hardness Of The Brush In Photoshop Using The Keyboard


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To get the most out of the application of Photoshop, you need to all the tricks you can use in this application. For that reason, today we’ll be explaining how to change the size and hardness of the brush in Photoshop using the keyboard to move faster.

This way, you can make the href=”https://helpx.adobe.com/la/photoshop/using/creating-modifying-brushes.html”> Photoshop, to give it a unique touch to your design . So, understand the next tutorial, so you learn to use Photoshop shortcuts that has to increase the size and hardness of the brush.

Shortcuts brush while working in Photoshop & nbsp;

Say, you’ll work with a mask brightness, and we need make some changes with the brush , to perform some strokes. But now we have to turn to tools, select the brush and paint in white or black, to give different shades and even change the size.

Perhaps you wonder is there is no simple way to make these changes? And truth can be somewhat annoying, coming and going to the toolbar, for resize, hardness or colors of the brush. & Nbsp;

So, then show you how you can change the size and hardness of the brush in Photoshop using the keyboard. So that, in this way you can be easier work with Photoshop even change the cursor cross to brush in a few steps.

Important changes to the Photoshop brush

A brush is important tax changes must be made to work with him, as they are, increase the size, hardness and change the opacity . Although these changes are commonly made from the toolbar brush, it can be somewhat annoying when a lot of work to do.

size hardness and opacity of the brush

Even at the install the best brushes in Photoshop, still we must make these changes to go to work with this tool , in our masks.

Resize brush with keyboard

With the brush, you can use shortcuts with one hand, to make the work easier to paint and resizing at the same time. Therefore, to change the size of the brush, whether you want increase or decrease , you must use the following buttons on the keyboard of your PC:

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  • To increase the size, select the “ i ” button that is near zero.
  • If you want to decrease the size, press the () key is close to zero.

    Change the opacity of the brush using the keyboard

    To change the opacity of the brush in Photoshop, we use the numeric keypad , to go graduating intensity.


    • With pressing a number key, opacity will change to the tenth cipher, example:


      1. & nbsp;. 1 = 10%
      2. & nbsp;. 3 = 30%
      3. & nbsp;. 5 = 50%
      4. & nbsp;. 0 = 100%


        • But if two numeric keys at the same time, selected will indicate the opacity Example:


          1. & nbsp;. 3 + 5 = 35%
          2. & nbsp;. 7 + 3 = 73%
          3. & nbsp; 0 + 9 = 9% .

            Change the hardness of the brush with the keyboard

            Typically, the hardness of the brush is not changed when changes are taking place in the mask, always kept in hardness to 0%.

            change hardness of the brush with the keyboard But if you can make the change the hardness of the brush by following these steps, we’ll show below:


            • To change the hardness must take steps similar to the opacity, but selecting the “Shift” key, for example:


              1. Shift + 5 = 50%.
              2. Shift + 3 + 5 = 35%.

                Get complete control of the brush with the keyboard and mouse

                This is an option that you love to use because you can change the brush to either of the two alternatives, size and hardness. This we can achieve by performing a very easy and useful trick with the keyboard and mouse , which will help us change our brush.


                • Select ALT + right click of the mouse.
                • Then the cursor will change its shape to a circle.
                • Without releasing the button, drag the mouse horizontally or vertically.
                • In this way the size and hardness of the brush will change.

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                  That’s all for today, we hope, Logres change the hardness and size of your brush successfully. Even at the I make brushes for use in other Photoshop software, you can take advantage of these tips to the edit your images.

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