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Design Photoshop Foundations Masks Basics Masks & the Brush Tool

Bracket keys on a Portuguese keyboard


I am not able to use bracket keys on my keyboard as shortcuts...

The reason is that I have to combine "Alt + 8" and "Alt + 9" to obtain "[" and "]", and whenever I press "Alt", the colour picker is selected...

I know I can change shortcuts, but I didn't want to. Is there any other way to solve my issue?

Hope that my question makes sense...


Which version of Photoshop do you have? I know Adobe has made keyboard shortcuts for other languages: https://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5346.

I think in the end though you'd still have bind them unfortunately.

4 Answers

peyton caseria
peyton caseria
Courses Plus Student 12,281 Points

mac books have a add on to where you can configure keyboards into other languages. This might help...

Jaime Gonzalez
Jaime Gonzalez
5,174 Points

Hi everyone!

For all of you to know the best and fastest way I discovered to change brush size & hardness regardless of your keyboard language is this:

  • Once you have selected the brush tool place the mouse over the image.

  • Press Alt key (I know the colour picker appear but don't mind) + right mouse button and then move the mouse right/left to change brush size and up/down to change hardness.

That's it! ... quick, simple and visual!

PS: This is PC+CS5 ... don't know if it works on Mac. Remember to upvote! ;)

Abdelkarim Lyoussi
Abdelkarim Lyoussi
3,657 Points

Smart way of doing it. Thumbs up!

Rai Uriarte
Rai Uriarte
5,050 Points

Someone knows how to use it in spanish keyboard?

Thanks for your answers...

My solution will be simple, I have ordered a photoshop cover from KB Covers and I will change the keyboard layout to US when using Photoshop.

I believe the problem is the same with Spanish keyboards, Rai Uriarte...

It is painful to code and open all these "{" using "Command + Shift + 8", maybe I should think about using an English layout for coding all the time.