Photoshop: Shortcut to ROTATE BRUSH as clone stamp already has

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Would be very helpful for shadow illustration. For example you need to draw shadows under the dresser with a soft oval brush, but the preview of your brush shows you have the wrong angle

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Would be great if you could the shortcut that exists for the clone stamp to rotate. This really does work, but only does  .25° so hold down for about 3 seconds to see.

Rotate Clone Source

Alt + Shift + < or >

Option + Shift + < or >

 

Shift Option < or > would be great to change angle on the fly to get this. and the small rotation of .2° would be perfect already.Screen Shot 2018-06-21 at 85825 AMpng

 

I could draw 100 shadows in the time it takes to 1, and more realistic than above.
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eartho

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your kbsc requires two hands and would be slower than just using the contextual
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Mike Gondek

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Good suggestion thanks, but contextual menu does not have live update or numerical value, so you go back & forth alot. The rotation is a little jumpy, so dialing in precise rotation is difficult.  Try the keyboard shortcut for the clone stamp tool so you can see the difference.
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I use a spring-loaded shortcut as it's faster than jumping back and forth to the panel... basically, instead of rotating the brush angle I rotate the canvas.

With the brush (or other tool) selected > press and hold the R key > rotate canvas as needed > let go of R key and you're right back to the brush. To reset view, just press & hold R key then click Reset View on toolbar.

Spring-loaded tools are great for when you need to temporarily switch tools for a quick edit, just press and hold the keyboard shortcut. Release key when done with edit and you jump right back to previous selected tool.

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Thankyou Julie, that works great for the brush! Does not work for the clone stamp or healing brush though.
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I know that... the original question asked about the brush so that is what I answered