How to change the brush size in Photoshop tutorial

How to set / change the size / diameter of brushes in Photoshop CC 2018 2017 2015 etc tutorial.

Change brush size in Photoshop

How to change the size of the Photoshop brush tutorial
  1. Select a brush tool / clone / art history etc in the Photoshop toolbar

  2. Go to the top bar and open / expand the brushes panel

  3. Select brush

  4. Use the slider to change the size / diameter of the Photoshop brush

  5. OR go to the brush size field and enter a value

  6. Click the little button on the right to save as a new preset

Video tutorial on the subject by (youtube)


Change setting via brush preset picker : pickerYou can set the setting by the slider as well as via the edit field (more accurate).


The slider is quite useful for small values but the slider value jumps with large increments at the right side.


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Maximum : maxIf you try and set the setting to greater than 5000px then the application will display an error message


Brush panel : panelYou can set / change the diameter via main panel as well.


Go to the window menu and brush settings and then go to that panel and the tip shape section


Go to the diameter field and then change the value via the slider or enter the value in the edit field


As with many of the edit fields in PS, you can use the up and down arrows to change the setting for the diameter instead of typing the value


Interactive change settings : interactiveYou can also set the diameter in other ways such as holding down the option and ctrl key and drag on your mac


On the PC, hold down the alt + right click to modify the setting by dragging right and left. You can also go up and down to modify the hardness


This does require the painting tool to be selected.


Use [ ] keys : increaseYou can also use the [ and ] keys to to modify the setting but the value jumps sometimes from 100px to 200px or 125px to 150px etc but there is no 'jump setting' that can be manipulated


In the image on the right you can see the initial 100px stroke and then 125px and then 200px and 400px - the larger the stroke then the large the jump in value.




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