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Lightroom in 60-Seconds: Four Tips For Changing Brush Size Fast!

Well, the headline pretty much says it. Here’s the short video:

There ya go!

Have a great Tuesday, ya’ll 🙂


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  1. jlua 4 December, 2019 at 04:39 Reply

    A very old complaint by all of us who use a foreign character keyboard is that the [ and ]. keys don’t work for adjusting Brush size. And Lightroom doesn’t have keyb shortcut mapper, like Photoshop does. A real bummer.

  2. callmebob 3 December, 2019 at 12:53 Reply

    Maybe others like me out there, I work on a smaller laptop.

    You can’t even see the full brush panel (K ) to see the sliders for part of the options.

    In addition to the scroll for size and SHIFT-scroll for feather adjustments, you can change the flow rate by keying it in while the brush is active – if you’re really fast you can set it at any double digit value from 1-99, if you’re too slow it’ll just grab 1 digit.

    ESC will finish your brush (like Enter does) and you’ll start a new one automatically on next click/drag. Double ESC will preserve your brush and exit you from the brush tool completely – no need to go over and close the panel – which I always have to go scroll the panel down to see “Close”.

    Along with Close not being visible, if you really muck it up and want to throw away all your brushing, right-click the mouse – “Reset Brushing” is at the top of the click menu.

    (I never mess with density, don’t know of a clever way to vary it other than the slider.)

    This stuff really adds up in eye and hand movement back and forth…

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