Photoshop: Size independent brush hardness

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If you draw masks or sketches it would be really helpful to have size indepenent hardness of the brush.

Problem: If you found your hardness for a specific task and need to go down or up with the brush size for a correction, you have to adjust the hardness again to get the same edge effect in that new size. Then going back to the "old" size, you have to adjust harness again.

Solution: A checkbox where you can seperate hardness. If you check it, you can still adjust hardness the same way, f.ex. to a effect where you get 5 soft pixels at the border of a size 30 brush. If you resize to 10 the brush, the 5 soft pixels stay, so you can continue drawing with the same effect on the edges. then going to 50, the 5 soft pixels stay.

Is that clear?
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Andreas Schöller

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Kees van Surksum

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Good point. It would imply though that hardness is set as an absolute amount of pixels, not as a percentage of brush size, as it is now. And that comes with other disadvantages... Thus, there should be an option to set hardness either way as preferred.
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Andreas Schöller

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Yes you're right.
Hm, It doesn't necessarily need to be pixel values though, it could also stay a percentage value.
The % would need to grow when shrinking the brushsize or shrink when growing the brushsize.