Photoshop - Lock brush opacity, flow and hardess permanently

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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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Jan Danek

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Kimmo Hellstr

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This needs to be fixed. It is very frustrating to notice all the time that your brush/eraser opacity is 98% or something. 

And it should be very easy add an option to not adjust the opacity when using Alt+Crtl+left click short cut.   
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Andre Schneider

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Not sure what setting I have different than you guys, but my brush doesn't change opacity when I Ctrl+Option+drag. It changes hardness and size, but not opacity...
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Kimmo Hellstr

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It depends on what brush you have. All brushes doesn't have Hardness setting, so it will change Opacity then.
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eartho, Champion

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There's a preference in Tools which controls this behavior: Vary Round

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