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300 Points

Tue, Jan 19, 2016 7:55 PM

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Photoshop: alt+right click drag resize opacity lock

Would be great to have an option that will lock opacity when resizing my brush with alt+right click drag, There is one for brush hardness, but never found one for opacity!

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Champion

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5 years ago

use the numbers 0-9 to change opacity.

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5 years ago

I want to PREVENT opacity changing when I resize my brush ;)

Champion

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weird, i've never seen the opacity change when resizing a brush... maybe it's a Windows thing?

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possible, it's this alt+right click drag resizing, it left right movement is for resizing, and up down will change hardness, but if hardness is turned off it will change opacity

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166 Points

5 years ago

I couldnt agree more. That's definitely a must have "feature". I find it weird that barely no one asks for it. Maybe almost no one uses the alt+right click for brush size. If locking is too hard to implement, an easier way would be to lock the change based on initial direction. So dragging left/right would lock to brush size, while starting with up/down movement would lock to opacity.

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280 Points

4 months ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Option to Lock Brush Opacity when using "CRTL+ALT+left click" -shortcut !.

When I'm paint with Photoshop I use "CRTL+ALT+left click - drag left right" shortcut to adjust the size of the Brush. I never (or very very rarely) touch to the Opacity adjustment. I try to keep it in 100%.

But when using "CRTL+ALT+left click- shortcut" it is very easy to accidentally move your cursor a tiny bit upwards and degrease Opacity to 98% or 99%. This is very annoying, especially when using eraser. 

We need option to lock opacity. Or disable Opacity control with CRTL+ALT+left click" -shortcut.    

There are several request for this option in this forum. This shouldn't be very hard to implement.     

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132 Points

4 months ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled PHOTOSHOP - Brush Opacity Lock..

Tool Opacity Lock. Using keyboard commands (OPT+CTRL) to change Brush Size (Stylus L - R) it's way too easy to accidentally change opacity (Stylus UP - Down), especially when masking when many size, shape changes are being made. Please add a lock between Mode: and Opacity:

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128 Points

4 months ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop - Lock brush opacity, flow and hardess permanently.

So, when you are working with mask, using brush tool, there is huge need to lock opacity, hardness and flow, to have perfectly masked edges.

Now, when there is no such an option to permanently lock this settings - there is a chance to mess this settings by accident and all work is ruined (specially when you change opacity to 99% and after masking all object, you discover that all masking work is messed.)

And this changing by accident is very simple to do - just change size of brush (in a rush) by alt+right mouse button + drag left/right, and move mouse slighty up/down by mistake.

I hope my idea is clear.

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102 Points

2 months ago

yes please, every other program i used had a very similar shortcut that allowed to resize with click drag, without worrying of accidentally changing opacity while doing it