Alternatives for tools¶
On Brusherator one button can call two presets, actions or scripts and the second preset is called an Alternative. Since both presets share the same button, usually it’s convenient to have as an alternative a tool that is similar to the main tool. Several examples:
- Two actions: one will flip image canvas horizontally and the second — vertically;
- Hard and soft round brushes;
- Horizontal and vertical brush with the same shape
- Eyedroppers with
Current & Belowsettings
To create an Alternative for Brush or Tool preset, simply hit
Create Alternative button in Edit Button window.
You can also manually create them: rename or create a preset, Action or Script that has
_a suffix after the name of the main tool (like
doSomething_a.jsx for scripts)
Buttons with Alternatives have white left-top corner. To select an Alternative, Ctrl/Cmd+Click a button.
There’re several scripts that come with Brusherator, they can be assigned to hotkeys to further improve your experience and speed:
toggleAtlernative: Toggles between Main and Alternative of last selected button;
bt_cycleTools: Cycle between two last used button on Brusherator or BT Plus;
toggleBrusheratorPlus: toggle visibility of Brusherator and Brusherator Plus panels;
BT_brushes: script for switching between shelves (see below)
Switching between shelves with hotkey¶
BT_brushes script can be used to switch to a particular Shelf with a hotkey.
It’ll also show the panel if was hidden.
*Photoshop Folder*/Presets/Scriptsand find
Duplicate as many instances of the script as you need: each instance will be used to switch to a particular shelf;
Rename the instances of the script with the following pattern:
BT_(for Brusherator) OR
BTP_(for Brusherator Plus) +
BT_Heads.jsx will switch to
Heads shelf of Brusherator;
BTP_texture brushes.jsx wills witch to
texture brushes shelf of Brusherator Plus.
If the script tries to switch to non-existing Shelf, new Shelf will be created.
Assigning scripts to hotkeys¶
To assign scripts to hotkeys
- Go to
Edit > Keyboard ShortcutsPhotoshop menu
- Make sure that
Shrotcuts For:is set to
- Find BT shorcuts under
File > Scripts
- And assign shortcuts
Eyedropper toolpresets will automatically switch back to painting tool
Hold shift when adding new buttons to automatically put last used settings in appearance options
bt_cycleToolsscript to quickly switch back to prevous used tool
Adding buttons from Active Tool is a great way to create temporary tools for specific tasks: like when painting a chain or a bunch of stones:
- create an tip for new preset
Add... from active documentto create a new preset with this tip, hold Shift so it’d create automatically with last used settings
- adjust the brush
Update The Last Used Button Presetin Fly-out menu to implement the changes
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