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