Dump the Bracket Key Shortcut—This Is Faster!
by Jen White
Remember typing class? The goal was to type the paragraph without looking down at the typewriter. Nowadays, I think they call it keyboarding. Either way, it’s the same goal—increase speed.
Shortcuts Speed Up the Creation Process
So, I was thinking the other day . . . I consistently use the keyboard shortcut for changing the size of a brush on the fly—the Right and Left Bracket keys. You probably use this shortcut, too. But I ALWAYS have to look down to find the Left and Right Bracket keys on my keyboard. Kinda defeats the purpose of gaining speed, right?
Today, I’ve set my mind to utilizing the faster, little-known way of changing the size of a brush on the fly. Do you know what this faster shortcut is?
A Speedier Shortcut
Instead of taking the time to hunt down the Bracket keys, you can change the size of your current brush like this:
Windows: Press Alt and Right-click and drag left or right on your document.
Mac: Press Opt Ctrl and click and drag left or right on your document.
As you drag, you’ll see the size (boundary) of your brush increasing and decreasing.
It’s quick. It’s painless. It’s faster than hunting down those Bracket keys in the middle of all the others.
Got that down? Now read about this tips little brother:
Stay In Your Zone With This Hardness Shortcut
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