3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 31, 2017 7:21 AM by Debbie Keller

    key ctrl+alt


      Recently i´ve instaled photoshop cc 2017. In last version when i´ve working with the brush i could press ctrl+alt to modificate the softness and the size of the brush. With the new photoshop i can´t do that, Can anyone help me with this?

        • 1. Re: key ctrl+alt
          SteveWeinrebe Adobe Community Professional

          You may be confusing the windows and mac shortcuts. To change brush size use:

          Windows, Alt+right click

          Mac, Control+Option click


          Drag right/left to change size

          Drag up/down to change hardness

          • 2. Re: key ctrl+alt

            before it use to be :

            ctrl + alt + click

            but now i did not work anymore with CC 2017.


            ctrl + cmd + click (did not work too...).


            what is the new shortkey please ?


            and another change, before we can ajust the size of the image with "swift + alt" to change size from the center and keep the proportion, but now when you use "alt" it did not keep the proportion anymore.

            how can we resolve this please ?



            • 3. Re: key ctrl+alt
              Debbie Keller Level 1

              With the Brush tool selected

              On a Mac:

              Control + Option then drag left/right in order to decrease/ increase brush size.

              Control + Option then drag up/down to decrease/ increase brush hardness.



              Ctrl + Mouse Click to see this:


              On Windows:

              Alt +  Right Mouse -drag left right to decrease/ increase brush size and up/down decrease/ increase brush hardness.


              Regarding resizing the image, did you press (mac) Command + T  (win) Ctrl + T first?