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How to change a tool size, without using the mouse.

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In the tutorial videos i saw the width of a brush was changed without using the mouse.

I really often need to use different sizes of tools. 


How can i change the size (width) of a tool just using the keyboard or the mouse-wheel?


Till now, i know the following methods:


* type in a size in the width field

* move the width slider left or right to adjust the size

* hold the mouse pointer over the width field and use the mouse-wheel to change the size


What i want is not to move the mouse to the width field to change the size,

cause i need the size adjusted to a element in the picture.


thank you very much for your answer



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Hi Licorne,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

You can also use the shortcut keys [ and ] to control the size of the brush on canvas (if you have those keys available on your keyboard).

Another way is to press ⌃(ctrl) + ⌥ (option/alt) while dragging the mouse horizontally (changes size) and vertically (changes hardness) on canvas. 

Later you should also be able to configure your own shortcuts (see Photo's roadmap for more info).

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Hi - I was using the [ ] keys to change tool sizes like mentioned in the above post, however I noticed this does not work for all tools. Is that a bug or is it supposed to only work for certain kinds of tools?

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