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If you are like me and spend a great deal of time editing images in Photoshop, you have either spent a lot of time going to the Options strip, or using the left and right bracket keys, to increase and decrease the size of the Paint Brush/Eraser/Clone Stamp tools.

To speed things up considerably, download and install Alessandro Levi Montalcini's excellent program USB Overdrive, create a new set of mouse controls for Photoshop, and set Wheel Up to '[' (left bracket) and Wheel Down to ']' (right bracket). Now you can change your brush size using the scroll wheel. For those of you who use the scroll wheel to move up and down in an image, you can still use the Hand tool (spacebar) or Navigator to move around the image.

One small downside: you will lose the ability to use the scroll wheel to make the Zoom tool (magnifying glass) zoom in and out.
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Save time resizing Photoshop brush tools
Authored by: DavidRavenMoon on Jan 07, '05 03:09:39PM

If you right click to get the brush size dialog, then click in the size field, the scroll wheel will work with that to change brush size. No need to change your settings!

The scroll wheel also works in any Photoshop dialog with adjustments... as long as you have the field highlighted.

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option-scroll = zoom
Authored by: thinkyhead on Jan 07, '05 04:37:44PM

I'm not sure how this would affect the regular zooming in Photoshop, which is invoked by holding Option and moving the scroll wheel. I like having that functionality available without needing to switch to the zoom tool.

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Save time resizing Photoshop brush tools
Authored by: jeremyrh on Jan 08, '05 05:04:29AM

Another plug for USB Overdrive. I just got a Logitech 8 button mouse. Out of the box it stinks, but with USBO to programme the buttons for each app, it's brilliant!



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Save time resizing Photoshop brush tools
Authored by: callefjant on Jan 09, '05 02:25:07PM

For what it's worth, i took me way too long until I realised that one could change the brush size from the contextual menu. Right-clicking is fast enough for me, at least.



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Save time resizing Photoshop brush tools
Authored by: DavidRavenMoon on Jan 09, '05 07:49:49PM

Yes, I said that in my post above... then just use the scroll wheel :)

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