Is there a Photoshop keyboard shortcut for last brush used? The internet is tellig me that "Shift + ‘,’ or ‘.’ moves to the first/last brush in the list" but when I do this it changes the mode from 'Normal' to 'Luminosity'.

EDIT - What seems to be happening is that after learning about using the comma and period keys for switching between brushes, I see that it is swapping between brushes, and not brush SIZES. I may have asked this original question the wrong way , but essentially I need to switch to the last brush size:

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In this photo it shows brush sizes 41 and 18 (shown in red rectangle). This is what I want to toggle. The red underlined part of the photo shows what is being toggled when I use the comma and period keys.

Using Adobe Photoshop Version: 2015.0.0 20150529.r.88 2015/05/29:23:59:59 CL 1024429 x64

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You don't need shift...

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With the Brush Tool active, just hit , or . to move to the previous/next brush.

I think your issue is due to adding the Shift key.

  • Thank you for your answer. I needed to clarify what I am asking, so I edited the question to reflect what I am after. Its really about brush sizes. Have a look at the edited question if you will? THANKS! Dec 21, 2022 at 19:47
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    Unfortunately tip size is not brush dynamic that's retained. I think you would need to configure Tool Presets and toggle those if you want brush tip size to be retained.
    – Scott
    Dec 21, 2022 at 20:11
  • You hopefully are aware, that you can change the brush size very easily by just holding Control+Option (Mac) and then click-drag left or right. (Not sure about the Windows keys) And, of course the [ and ] keys.
    – Scott
    Dec 22, 2022 at 4:19
  • @Scott The Windows equivalent for resizing the brush is Alt+left mouse button+drag left/right
    – Billy Kerr
    Dec 22, 2022 at 10:48
  • @BillyKerr thanks.. if I were guessing, which I didn't want to do, I'd have guessed alt + right click, drag. Glad you stepped in :)
    – Scott
    Dec 22, 2022 at 11:50

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