Photoshop Tip: change brush size and hardness in Photoshop easily

Change brush size and hardness in Photoshop easily

As you probably know there are many ways of changing brush size and hardness in Adobe Photoshop and today I would like to share one more with you – one that doesn’t require you to stop drawing with your mouse and so doesn’t break your creative flow.

To do that:

  • to change brush size – hold Alt key (Option on Mac), hold Right mouse button and move mouse left or right
  • to change brush hardness – hold Alt key (Option on Mac), hold Right mouse button and move mouse up and down

It saves a few precious seconds 🙂 also for me it’s a bit easier method because I can set the brush size I really want without too much guessing.

Late Sunset

For today I picked another image from Quintana Roo, Mexico. It’s a long-exposure HDR photo I took late at sunset in the direction opposite the sun. There were some nice blue clouds (yes, they were really blue what I found a bit unusual) which later turned into some weird looking whites.

If you’re interested in learning more about HDR photography, as always I encourage you to give my free HDR tutorial a try. It should give you the idea what HDR photography is and how to approach it to get naturally looking results.

Late Sunset And of course, EXIF info for this image:

Technical details:
Camera: Sony NEX-6 (read my review)
Lens: Sony 10-18 f/4
Focal length: 10 mm
Aperture: f/22.0
Exposure time: 30 s (“middle” exposure)
ISO: 100
Number of exposures: 5
E.V. Step: 1.5 EV
Flash used: no
Tripod: yes
Filters: no
Technique: HDR, tone-mapping, luminosity masking
Software: Magic Lantern, Photomatix Pro 5.1 (Contrast Optimizer), Capture One 8

2017-01-17T19:42:28+00:00 October 27th, 2015|Posted in: hdr, landscape, long-exposure, mexico|