When texture painting the two most commonly adjusted settings are (in my experience) brush Radius and Strength. Radius already has shortcuts to decrease or increase: [ and ] keys respectively.

I want to configure a shortcut to similarly adjust the Strength.

From the console I can see that when [ is pressed this happens:


And when ] is pressed this happens:


Here is what the key configuration for [ looks like:

So I am hoping there is some kind of corresponding command for Strength, but nothing I've tried has worked.

For example: brush.scale_strength does not work.

Is it possible to set keyboard shortcuts for the Strength slider?


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    $\begingroup$ Why doesn't Shift+F work? Also there's F command for brush size; they are the same as [ and ] but no need to get to that part of keyboard $\endgroup$
    – Mr Zak
    Feb 13, 2018 at 14:26
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    $\begingroup$ @MrZak Yes, of course! I had forgotten all about F and Shift F! (facepalm) Thank you! Still a bit curious if other sliders can be customized to be set up like Radius, but for all practical purposes the F shortcuts are just what I need. Cheers. $\endgroup$
    – Mentalist
    Feb 13, 2018 at 14:35
  • $\begingroup$ There's addon Sculpt/Paint Brush menus (likely shipped with Blender) which asigns to some keyboard shortcut and you can get to whole paint menu with it $\endgroup$
    – Mr Zak
    Feb 13, 2018 at 15:02
  • $\begingroup$ @MrZak Thanks! I just tried it. “Sculpt/Paint Brush Menus” It's good for freeing up screen real estate while painting. I assigned its shortcut to my Wacom pen. Nice tip. :-) $\endgroup$
    – Mentalist
    Feb 13, 2018 at 15:12
  • $\begingroup$ EZ Paint (formerly Texture Paint Plus) also has popup controls on W/Shift-W/Ctrl-W etc and enables me to go full screen when painting. github.com/artistCDMJ/ez_paint/archive/master.zip $\endgroup$ Feb 13, 2018 at 16:27

1 Answer 1


Use Shift+F for Strength, F for Radius, and Ctrl+F for rotation of brush texture.

When using a brush texture in Stencil mode, RMB to move, Shift+RMB to scale, and Ctrl+RMB to rotate the stencil image.

When using Stencil in Brush Mask, Alt+RMB to move, Shift+Alt+RMB to scale, and Ctrl+Alt+RMB to rotate.

I use these all day, and prefer them to the typical [ and ] usage in photoshop and other editors.


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