[Gimp-user] changing the brush sizes

I want to be able to edit my brushes and save them, using the appropriate dialog
box, but no matter what I do, the size doesn't change. I can change the
hardness, angle, aspect ratio, etc., but the size just won't change, whether
using the bracket keys or the radius slider. I'm not using a mouse and I don't
want to try using the track pad's scroll function to change the size of the
brush because I use it to scroll. Any suggestions?
Hi Jim,

from he textual description of a youtube video I found out while
having your same problem:

"GIMP has a very good at working with realistic paint brushes, but the
default installation lacks a very useful shortcut. If you have worked
with the Paint Brush or Pencil tool, you may have noticed that
changing the size of the brush isn't easy. You have to fiddle around
with the Size/Scale slider in the tool options on the left. This is a
lot of guess work, because it doesn't show a preview size when you are
dragging the slider. Have no fear, there is an easier way. Configure
the mouse wheel to increase and decrease the brush size when you
scroll up or down.

-Click "Edit"?"Preferences"
-Under the "Input Devices" section, click "Input Controllers"
-In the "Active Controllers" column, double-click "Main Mouse Wheel"
-A new window to configure the controller will pop up. Make sure the
second check box, "Enable this Controller" is checked, or else this
won't work
-Find the "Scroll Up" event, (it should be at the top). Double-click
it or click "Edit" at the bottom.
-Click on the "Tools" section and type "increase" in the search field
-Scroll down and click on the action "Increase Brush Size". The name
is "tools-paint-brush-size-increase&qu­ot;. (In some versions of GIMP
it was "Increase Brush Scale")
-Close the window, then edit the "Scroll Down" event
-This time type "Decrease" in the search bar and locate the "Decrease
Brush Size" action. (Name is "tools-paint-brush-size-decrease&qu­ot;)
-Close the action window, input controller window and click OK in the
"Preferences" window

Now you can simply scroll the mouse wheel to vary the brush size."

Hope it helps,
To me, it works perfectly! ;)


mehjg (via www.gimpusers.com/forums)

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