Is there a way to modify how the brush size scrubber works?

Once you get into the larger brush sizes the scrubber makes huge exponential jumps in pixel size. Two thirds of the scrubber are taken up by sizes like 0-100px but beyond the exponential increases are too big to be workable. I have to manually type in the size I want which is annoying.


As far as I know you can't change the default behaviour of the brush size scrubber.

What you can do is use your keyboard up/down keys to change the size in single increments and shift+up/down to change the size in increments of 10. Dragging the scrubber automatically selects the value so theres no need to select the input box again, just drag the scrubber then refine with your keyboard.

Once you get close to the max 300 size with the scrubber it should still be easy enough to get within 5-10 of where you want anyway, so dragging the slider relatively close to the value you want then using your keyboard to refine the value should be easy enough.

Without using the scrubber you can also ctrl + alt + Click/drag (OS X) or Alt + Right click/drag (Win) to change brush size, which may be easier, although I think the behaviour is the same. Left and right is for size, up and down is for hardness.

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  • I usually just [] but otherwise the bottom part Ctrl+Opt+Drag is what I'd go for. On Wacom its easy to set that as a keypress too. – Ryan May 18 '16 at 0:33
  • The thing with [] is that it increases in bigger increments once you get closer to the max size (which isn't something I do much but thats what the question is asking for). As far as I can tell, using up/down is the only way to change in 1s once you get to that size – Cai May 18 '16 at 0:39
  • ... I understand the question and agree with and upvoted your answer. Was just saying of the options I'd rather use Ctrl+Opt+Drag to fine tune the size at the upper limits before doing single pixel increments or guessing at size. – Ryan May 18 '16 at 0:43
  • Ah that makes sense! I thought you were saying you rather click/drag instead of doing single increments... It's late here, I should sleep -_- – Cai May 18 '16 at 0:47
  • Great tips, thanks guys. Didn't know about the keyboard shortcuts. – user57563 May 21 '16 at 2:28

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