Changing the Brush Size in Liquify

Adobe Photoshop

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

Adobe Photoshop

Posted on 10-22-2012


  • 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.