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Hi, I would like to ask for the Brush settings shortcut, which is fairly standard on many apps like Photoshop or Substance Painter.

If you hold CTRL and Right Mouse Button, you can change brush size moving the mouse horizontally and brush hardness moving the mouse vertically. I think Photo is lacking a fast brush adjustment shortcut and tapping [ ] is not a fluid workflow, it is very primitive and slow.

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Reading that ALT + RMB is supposed to give the drag-control to the brush settings, but it doesn't work. Can someone confirm that it ever worked on Windows?

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You're probably missing LMB in there.

It's a Drag that you start while you have Alt and RMB pressed, so, any of:

  • RMB + Alt + Drag (which requires LMB)
  • Alt + RMB + Drag
  • Alt + LMB (or LMB + Alt) then RMB, then drag.

You can release the RMB as soon as you start dragging.


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1903 (18362.145), 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00Gz, GeForce GTX 970
Affinity Photo 1.7.1.404 and 1.7.1.404 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.7.1.404 and 1.7.1.404 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.7.1.404

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Hi,

I'm a recent Win Desktop Affinity Photo user (1.6.9 and 1.7 now)

Please, make it a single mouse button : ALT/CTRL + RMB or let user assign a shorcut key.

I use a Huion tablet and am unable to to assign ALT + LMB + RMB to any buttons of my pen or tablet. Why 2 buttons ? You made all these great live brushes and performance features, I don't understand the choice of this shortcut for a basic operation as resizing a brush unless you consider painting with a mouse device is acceptable.

- The brackets shortcuts : not enough precision.

- Changing the brush size in with the slider breaks the drawing workflow and you loose the visual feedback of the brush size on your document.

Thanks.

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On 5/19/2019 at 9:23 PM, Fantomasas said:

Reading that ALT + RMB is supposed to give the drag-control to the brush settings, but it doesn't work. Can someone confirm that it ever worked on Windows?

 

On 5/20/2019 at 8:18 PM, walt.farrell said:

You're probably missing LMB in there.

It's a Drag that you start while you have Alt and RMB pressed, so, any of:

  • RMB + Alt + Drag (which requires LMB)
  • Alt + RMB + Drag
  • Alt + LMB (or LMB + Alt) then RMB, then drag.

You can release the RMB as soon as you start dragging.

 

I am also missing these shortcuts in the status bar at the bottom of the window. None of what either of you are saying works to resize the brush (same for the clone tool).

This has worked since CS4 or earlier, and I honestly don't think I can go back to not using it...

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19 minutes ago, eobet said:

I am also missing these shortcuts in the status bar at the bottom of the window. None of what either of you are saying works to resize the brush (same for the clone tool)

No, they're not on the Status Bar.

They do work for me (just tested on Photo 1.7 on Windows 10.


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1903 (18362.145), 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00Gz, GeForce GTX 970
Affinity Photo 1.7.1.404 and 1.7.1.404 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.7.1.404 and 1.7.1.404 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.7.1.404

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Posted (edited)

@eobet It's ALT + RMB(Hold) then + LMB(Hold with RMB) then  drag. I found it by accident. Well, to put it simply, it's not user friendly at all and most importantly I cannot Hold 2 buttons on my pen device. the ALT + RMB doesn't do anything so why didn't they use this shortcut to let us resize brush. I don't get it.

 

Edited by Hephaistos

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I want this keybind changed really badly. It's the same with the Lasso tool, where you have to hold down R click + L click to add to a selection, which are not good controls for tablet users. I can make workarounds to these because I own a Wacom Cintiq, but I really shouldn't have to, since every button I use to fix something is one less button I can make for something else.

Please devs, change these to more sensible commands. Lasso add should be on shift, not R click, and Brush size to alt+R click.

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Ok, I can confirm that ALT + HOLD RMB (or release after holding LMB) + HOLD LMB works, but there is no reason to have it this way.

 

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@Fantomasas Agreed. I never thought it would be so complicated to do this resizing action when i bought it. As it is it's unusable for me.Disappointing.

Please, change this binding quickly.

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