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Tutorial: Hotkey-ing Brushes by firedudewraith Tutorial: Hotkey-ing Brushes by firedudewraith
A few people suggest that I make a tutorial on how to assign hotkeys to different brushes in Photoshop. I think it's a great idea as I'm sure it helps many artist to save plenty of times when painting.

"Action" is a powerful tools. Besides brushes, you can use the same method for dodge / burn tools, pen tool, etc. Feel free to ask me any question and I'd gladly answer them.

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Excessit Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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Thank you so much for this.
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garrette2010 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
thank you very much !! this has been extremely helpful and gonna save me a lot of time .
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JDB-Inks Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Actions are the business tbh and this is a good introduction to using them.

I use several self created actions for little things like say I created a vector path between 2-3 points, I use upto 3 actions to decide what to do with it - Stroke: With Pressure Sim., Stroke Without Pressure Sim & Stroke Fill, so it inks the line/space I created- it also deletes the path as well.
Another one I use is for Block fills - It selects the Bucket tool, Expands the selection by 2 Pixels, Fills the selected area and then Deselects - combine with the Quick Selection/Magic Wand tool this is a great time saver. I have one the contracts the selection too for Masking.

Its the little things that make a difference :P
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The-Shmooze Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
I love this so much. Thanks for the great tip!
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tilt-dk Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
thanks - never thought of that :)
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DominicHautmann Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010
awesome! thx ery much!
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MiatoSakura-chan Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
I did save my preferred brushes in the tool presets but to have a hotkey for those is cool! thanks for this!
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theHarechan Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! This will be so helpful! ^__^
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Aracos Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
In general I´d say nice tutorial and it could be really helpful, but I only use about 4 brushes per painting so just cycling through them via hotkeys work just fine for me ;)

Still nicely done!
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