by Julieanne Kost

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October 22, 2012

Control + Option-drag (Mac), Right click + Alt-drag (Win) resizes your brush in Liquify. Depending on the size of the change needed, this shortcut might be much faster than using the left and right brackets


  • By Luca Giugliano - 7:11 AM on May 11, 2013  

    this shortcut doesn’t work anymore in Liquify: It works when I resize brushes on canvas, but not in the Liquify filter’s window.
    Is there a way to restore it? it can be something I have accidentally changed? I have no clue, thanks for your help

    • By Julieanne Kost - 7:49 PM on May 14, 2013  

      Luca, Sorry, but I have not heard of it not working in Liquify – the only thing I can think of is that it might be your video card driver that needs to be updated. But I would post the issue to either of these forums to see if other customers are experiencing the same problem and if so, if they have found a solution.

  • By Dale Hogeland - 3:34 AM on May 22, 2013  

    Just a note: I am learning Photoshop CS6 and in your tutorial Essential Training in Chapter 12 on changing the opacity, size and hardness, you mention for Windows that by Shift + Alt + drag L or R changes the size. However, it is just the Alt + right clicking.

    Excellent tutorial by the way. Really enjoying it and your methods.

    • By Julieanne Kost - 1:47 PM on May 22, 2013  

      Thank you for the correction Dale!

  • By Luca Giugliano - 9:17 AM on May 28, 2013  

    Hi Julieanne,
    a photoshop re-install from scratch fixed the issue. Thanks!

  • By Mengyang Liu - 2:01 PM on July 14, 2013  

    I have exactly the same problem. The shortcuts just don’t work in Liquify while works elsewhere.