Rapid brush adjustment with square bracket keys in Photoshop

This video demonstrates the keyboard shortcuts for changing the size and hardness of a brush within Photoshop while using the Brush tool. These tips work with other tools with brush like capabilities such as the Quick Selection Tool, the Spot Healing Brush Tool and the Clone Stamp Tool.

BRUSH SIZE

[ (Left square bracket key)

  • Reduces the size of a brush

] (Right square bracket key)

  • Increases the size of a brush

BRUSH HARDNESS

Shift + [ (Shift key + Left square bracket key)

  • Reduces the hardness of a brush
  • Each tap of the key reduces the hardness by 25%

Shift + ] (Shift key + Right square bracket key)

  • Increases the hardness of a brush
  • Each tap of the key increases the hardness by 25%
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