As many of you already know, you can change the Opacity of your brush in increments of 10 by tapping the corresponding number on your keyboard: Tap 1 for 10%, 5 for 50%, and so on (0 for 100%). If you didn’t know that, now you do, and you’re getting two tips for the price of one. To change the Flow of a brush, hold down the Shift key as you tap the number keys for the same result, but Flow changes instead of Opacity. Extra Bonus Tip: Use Flow for smoother painting and Opacity for more uniform painting.

This tip previously published in the February, 2021 issue of Photoshop User magazine in Colin Smith’s “Photoshop Tips” column.

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