Photoshop: Interactive brush opacity (similar to brush size/hardness interactively using ctrl+opt+LMB drag)

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You can change brush size/hardness interactively using ctrl+opt+LMB drag on Mac or opt+RMB drag on Win.

I wish there was the same option for opacity. Actual hotkey could be adjusted in preferences, something like

ctrl+opt+drag left-right: size / hardness / opacity
ctrl+opt+drag up-down: size / hardness / opacity
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Sergey Kritskiy

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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This is now possible in Photoshop CS6. HUD brush can now change opacity - [Control] + [Option] + click drag up/down with General>Preferences> "Vary Round Brush Hardness based on HUD vertical movement" unchecked: