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Feature Request : RMB in brush mode to change brush attributes.

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Hello,

Sorry for more topics about features.

Can we please request a RMB feature for Brushes?

It would be good for productivity if RMB opened a quick access to the brush width , opacity, flow and hardness values? Or a Keyboard shortcut like CTRL + ALT + LMB to change the size and hardness of the brushes in real time? Similar to what Photoshop has.

Thank you

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Can you give screenshots how that looks like in Photoshop?

In Photoshop Elements you just can change the brush type with RMB which is IMHO of little use.


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When you right mouse button this pops up. Of course you should be in brush mode. :)

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I'd much rather prefer how Easy Paint does it. It's holding down CTRL + ALT and LMB drag.. but I don't think this is an easy feature to implement for the Affinity team.

Easy Paint

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Yeah, Easy Paint seems to have a nice solution.

Photoshop Elements gives you this on RMB:

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There is much need to scroll wheel and with a slider you feel to be more in control.


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On 1/11/2019 at 2:54 PM, Gackt said:

Hello,

Sorry for more topics about features.

Can we please request a RMB feature for Brushes?

It would be good for productivity if RMB opened a quick access to the brush width , opacity, flow and hardness values? Or a Keyboard shortcut like CTRL + ALT + LMB to change the size and hardness of the brushes in real time? Similar to what Photoshop has.

Thank you

On Windows if you press Alt and both mouse buttons at once, dragging up/down changes brush hardness and dragging right/left changes brush size. An on-screen display shows the size of both in pixels while you make the adjustment.


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The brush properties change via hotkey+gesture is nice for sure but having a brush picker right under your mouse (ideally combined with a color picker) would be preferable IMO. Photoshop (full version) should serve as an inspiration for how to do it.

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1 hour ago, thomasp said:

The brush properties change via hotkey+gesture is nice for sure

Not on my Windows laptop, it isn’t! It’s physically impossible for me to press both the RMB and the LMB at the same time. :(


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I, too, would love to have a user configurable, simple hotkey or other method for changing brush opacity and size on the fly. There are many best practices out there, Serif just needs to pick one:

  • Sketchbook has an always visible widget, dragging within horizontally changes brush size, vertically: opacity
  • Procreate has always visible sliders for both
  • Photoshop has a hotkey combo
  • Blender (which has many brush uses) has a hotkey
  • ZBrush also has single hotkeys

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