I have been looking for a way to toggle which brush is selected with a custom key but I cant seem to figure out how to do it. Perhaps even better would be to select specific tool presets with custom keys.
I should also note that I am aware of the shortcut action "Select Brush by Index", however it always selects the first brush. Is there a way to change the index number?
When I create custom brushes and custom brush dynamics is it possible to associate one with another? For example then I select one of my custom brushes is there a feature in gimp to load corresponding dynamics preset automatically?
I was wondering if there is a shortcut for the brush size on gimp.
When I use photoshop with my tablet I can use my secondary of my pen button to quickly change size. But in gimp for mac it's a nightmare (secondary button doesn't acces brush settings) to change quickly brush sizes. Specially as a painter.
Is there a keyboard shortcut for "Toggle mask visibility"? I can do this by ALT-clicking on the layer's mask, but I would like to assign a shortcut for this on a button on my Wacom Intuos 4 drawing tablet. So far I haven't found a menu shortcut for it, nor have I found a way to add my own (Edit-Keyboard shortcuts) as the function isn't listed there.
I just recently discovered the keyboard shortcut for toggling the current layer on and off and it is an incredible time saver. Is it possible to create a keyboard shortcut dedicated to toggle a specific layer on and off regardless of what layer I am working on? I use Photoshop for painting and I'll have a layer set up like an overlay, with my line drawing set to Multiply blending mode at about 25% opacity.
However, as the painting progresses, I need to turn that layer on and off continuously to be able to see my painting without the lines overlayed. I know I lose a lot of time having to go over and turn the eye off and then back on over on the layers pallete. I've tried setting something up as an Action, and had a shortlived success, but when I added new layers or moved them around after setting it up, it stops working. I have to say, it was my first attempt at creating an Action of any kind, so there may be a way to keep it working regardless of what I do to the other layers, Having the ability to somehow dedicate a key for quick toggling of my drawing layer would be another tremendous time saver.
Since downloaded an upgrade trial of LR5.2 (from LR4.3, I believe), the backslash key () is no longer showing me the 'before edits' version of my image. The word "Before" does appear in the top right hand corner, but no changes appear along with this. I am using an english version of LR, with an english keyboard. The shortcut used to work for me in LR4.3! And I used it all the time for toggling back and forth while editing.
The current shortcut for toggle pick tool is ALT+SPACE BAR, but CorelDRAW X5 do not allows to change to CRTL+SPACE BAR (as I´d prefer it). There´s any other shortcut using this key combination.
Disregard what I wrote above. But for some of these mysteries of the computer, I´ve got it: CTRL + SPACE BAR works!. Do not ask how that happened, because I did nothing different from what I had been done before. It just worked. I guess that myself or CorelDRAW were not in a good day. (But still think it was the CorelDRAW - lol).
GIMP example.docx (Size: 141.1 KB / Downloads: 31) I just found about GIMP several days ago. I really like the features that are offered and cant wait to dive in and play around with it. However, I am getting a bit discouraged because it is not working on my computer the way it does when I visited some u-tube videos. So far I have a problem with the layers. I selected, new, added two layers, therefore I had three layers to work with. When I would toggle between the layers the picture didn't change at all, the screen only allowed me to view the last picture I imported. So, I thought I would hide the third picture and work with the second to see what would happen. I scaled the second picture and it scaled them all (note: the pictures where not linked). I have uninstalled and reinstalled the program and it still did the same thing. I am working with Windows 7 if that makes any difference?
I resized two images, made a new page canvas, copied and pasted both,opened grid. I can only move one image, can't toggle to other. Layerstack commands are all grayed out, except "reverse layer order" which does nothing. Pg-up/dn keys do nothing. "Align" does nothing.
I'm using Photoshop CS on Leopard (Mac) with a standard Apple keyboard (QWERTZ, suisse-german). However I cannot use the Brush Size shortcuts  or Shift+. I pressed every single key on my keyboard but I can't find the keys.
I have changed the crop shortcut to ctrl + >, and it works fine until i restart!when i check the shortcut i previously changed, it is now ctrl+&???Why?????I used to have this same shortcuts since cs4.(PS 64bits, latin keyboard)
How to create custom shortcut arrow for icons the default shortcut arrows in windows vista are huge you can use the program Ultimate Windows Tweaker UWT v2.2 (to clear off the shortcut arrow completely) or Vista Shortcut Manager to give a beautiful blue arrow
I am going to show you how to do it with xara
1. make a 256 x 256 pixels (px) square (very thin line 0.5 px , no fill) 2. draw an arrow inside in the left down corner 3. give it a drop shadow if needed 4. export as png 5. use program Iconfx
6. open the png in iconfx (drag and drop) 7. a "new image dialog box will open" click ok 8. advanced import dialog box: click ok 9. untitled with the png image in 48 x 48 10. now click the windows icon in the toolbar, that will make the icon 11. save the icon in a folder - give the name empty.ico 12. go to C:WindowsSystem32
paste and replace the the empty.ico which is in that folder (if you want backup the original one rename it to emptyoriginal.ico then restart explorer
this empty.ico is an overlay above any shortcuts for applications, files etc.
Now you will be able to see the custom made shortcut arrow over any shortcuts
shortcut that i can not use since two days. To redim the brush size it is possible to use the shortcut ALT + right click. This is very useful when doing painting or drawing on Photoshop. The problem is that i no longer have the possibility to use this shortcut, and i do not know why. My keyboard is correctly set up and i even reset Photoshop, but still nothing.
I want to make a keyboard shortcut that will turn on/off my osnap, polar, and otrack.I would be fine with setting F3 to do this, or any other key really.I like to be able to turn these off on the fly, but it is getting old having to press all three.
I am using AutoCAD 2014 and trying to create custom buttons as a short cut link to open external files, such as a link to company standards, osha, or any file in general. I basically justa want to be able to open the file from with-in autocad. Like a hyperlink without having to click an object.
I'm using a tablet with gimp and I want to be able to set the brush size for the paint brush and also for the eraser, separately. What happens now is that I'll set the paintbrush size to 10px, paint for a little while, turn the pen over to erase and the eraser will now be at 10px. So I'll adjust the eraser size to something like 50px, erase, turn over, and now the paintbrush is at 50px. Grrrrrrr... I tried creating new brushes for both the paintbrush and the eraser, but there's no brush size option. This is my first time using gimp so I'm probably missing something.
At the end of the deploy process I'd like to end up with a custom AutoCAD shortcut on the desktop that calls an ARG file. This is no problem.
The problem is that to get that shortcut I need to check the "create desktop shortcut" check box and then I wind up with 2 shortcuts on the desktop, the default "AutoCAD 2014 - English" and my custom shortcut.
i'm trying to create a custom brush out of a photo i took. i've been watching vids and reading and i follow the steps just the same as they show. When i get to the part of define brush preset it doesn't let me click it.
I know that you can paintbucket patterns and from what I last remembered, you could do the same thing with the paintbrush, but in CS2 I can't quite figure it out. Basically, what I want to do, is be able to use the paintbrush to paint my own textures. I would like to select a textural area of a pictures, create a texture from that, and then paint it where ever.
I have a line path and I want to apply a brush stroke to it. I know how to do this and i was wondering if there is a way to apply a gradient colour to the stroke at the same time. it is a curved line so a gradient mask doesn't achieve what I need. i want the line to consistently change colour as you go along it even round curves.
I read on Photoshop Help that custom brush presets are stored in a preferences file within the Documents and Settings folder. I had a few custom brush presets that I'd built up over a few years in CS2 on a computer (with 2 harddrives) that died 2 weeks ago. The data on the two harddrives were succesfully transferred to a new computer (in a folder called "Old Drive" which still contains all the CS2 settings). To recover those custom brush presets can I just copy the "Brushes.psp" file from the old Settings folder to the new CS2 Settings folder (which does not currently have a Brushes.psp file because I haven't made any new brushes yet)?
For that matter can I copy and paste all the individual old settings (Actions Palette, Contours, Favorites,Patterns, Color Settings, Custom Shapes,New Doc Sizes, PluginCache, and Styles) into the new to recover what I had before? What am I likely to mess up by doing that? Could I just copy and paste the old folder "Adobe Photoshop CS2 Settings" into the new folder?