Photoshop: Show hardness settings in Brush tool's option bar

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Please show brush hardness in toolbar; it's just as important a parameter to me as opacity and flow.
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Joel Sigerson

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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I'm not sure seeing the setting would be as important as seeing a preview of the brush itself in context to the image (resolution, etc) itself.

Have you look at the cursor preview option:

http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...
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Joel Sigerson

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The cursor preview is invaluable and I'm glad to have it, but I don't see it as an either/or proposition.

I do a lot of masking (product retouching etc.) and bounce back and forth between the pen tool and various brush presets all day. Being able to see at a glance the hardness of the brush is at least as relevant to me as the other parameters viewable/adjustable from the tool bar. It's almost conspicuously absent, the only thing missing from the toolbar.

It goes without saying that it would be handy for the clone tool (etc) as well.

For me, anyway.
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Dan Smith

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If you open the brush panel and choose Brush Tip Shape you can see the hardness at a glance.
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Chris Cox

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Unfortunately, the hardness is a setting of the brush, not the tool.
Thus it belongs in the brush palette, not the tool options. The tool options allow you to select a brush, but should not contain brush specific options.

And there may be empty toolbar space for some painting tools, but not others. And they may not be so empty in other languages.
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I'm pretty sure just about everybody knows that about the brush panel, and of course, right-clicking brings up a contextual menu with brush hardness, and diameter too, but diameter still gets its own spot on the toolbar.

Maybe it's just due to my own usage, but I rank brush hardness equal to diameter and opacity. Maybe others would say "what about angle? or spacing?", but there's a lot of empty toolbar space, just saying...