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Changing orientation affects dynamic brush shortcut

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When changing the orientation with the new shortcut "alt + mouse scroll" the shortcut to increase / decrease the brush and the increase / decrease stiffness , also changes the orientation left me a little confused, was it to be anyway?

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Hi @Bruno Henrique,

My apologies for the delayed response here!

I can confirm that when holding down CTRL + ALT with the brush tool active, you should be shown the 'quick settings' for the brush in use, where you can drag your mouse whilst holding left click to adjust the brush.

As you've mentioned, whilst using this modifier to change the brush settings, scrolling with your scroll wheel will also adjust the canvas rotation - as far as I understand it this is expected behaviour, as the canvas rotates in small increments when using ALT + Scroll Wheel, and larger increments when using CTRL + ALT + Scroll Wheel.

If you wish to disable the canvas rotation shortcut, you can do so through Edit > Preferences > Tools and then untick Enable Canvas Rotation with Alt + Scroll Wheel.

I can certainly understand the assumption that this would be disabled when using the Brush tool, as the 2 shortcuts do somewhat overlap - however many users will require canvas rotation when using the Paint Brush Tool, so our devs have tried to provide a solution that pleases as many users as possible.

I hope this clears things up :)

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33 minutes ago, Dan C said:

As you've mentioned, whilst using this modifier to change the brush settings, scrolling with your scroll wheel will also adjust the canvas rotation - as far as I understand it this is expected behaviour, as the canvas rotates in small increments when using ALT + Scroll Wheel, and larger increments when using CTRL + ALT + Scroll Wheel.

I'm not sure if Bruno was talking about that, or whether the comment was about needing to drag the mouse in different directions after rotating the view with the new mouse-related shortcuts.

Normally you would drag the mouse horizontally to adjust width, and vertically to adjust hardness, for example. But once you've rotated the view using the new shortcuts, you have to drag on a diagonal to change those settings. Note: This was also true when using the keyboard shortcuts to rotate the view, but for me it was less noticeable.


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17 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

I'm not sure if Bruno was talking about that, or whether the comment was about needing to drag the mouse in different directions after rotating the view with the new mouse-related shortcuts.

Thanks Walt, I do believe you're correct and I misunderstood the post from OP (apologies!), but hopefully Bruno can confirm :)

17 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

Normally you would drag the mouse horizontally to adjust width, and vertically to adjust hardness, for example. But once you've rotated the view using the new shortcuts, you have to drag on a diagonal to change those settings

I can see what you mean by this and I am unsure if this is by design or not. On one hand I can understand the expectation to always want to move your mouse vertically/horizontally in relation to your desk, however if you have rotated the canvas you may want to keep your mouse movements relative to the document itself.

I will check with our QA/Dev team to see if this is expected behaviour or not and respond here with any information I can find!

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Thanks for confirming and for the screen recording Bruno - this isn't expected behaviour as the brush shortcuts should always require the same directional movement, regardless of the canvas orientation.

I will get this logged as a bug with our developers now, thanks for your report :)

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