I'd like to keep my current brush size when switching between Photoshop brush presets. Is there a way to do this?

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No. Presets are specific sizes.

You can change the Brush Tip Shape or other options and the size will be retained.

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    Wait, I figured it out. In CS6, when adding a brush preset, there's a checkbox for 'Capture brush size in preset'. Uncheck this, and you can switch to a brush preset, that has no brush size, and thus keep current brush size.
    – RedKrovvy
    Commented Feb 20, 2015 at 21:18
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    Yes if you create the preset yourself. Most stock preset have the size associated with them.
    – Scott
    Commented Feb 20, 2015 at 21:21

You cannot keep the current brush size when switching to a brush preset that has a set size.

If the brush preset, that is switched to, has no size, then the current brush size will be retained.


I found a nice workaround. When you import a new brush pack and you see a number below it, which indicates the brush size. Just click on the brush, then below click on the (+) button, create a new preset with exact the same brush but UNCHECK the "capture size". Now you got the same brush without a predetermined. Just erase the other one with the number. Done. enter image description here

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