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Gaming Mouse for Photoshop Setup - Logitech G602

 
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Apr 10, 2016 13:59 |  #1

Inspired by one of my programmer friends, who uses a gaming mouse with his most commonly utilized code snippets programmed for insertion with his mouse buttons, I picked up a gaming mouse for Photoshop on my Windows 7 Pro workstation. I don't normally edit on my workstation, as I prefer to use my MacBook. But, my workstation has a huge amount of horsepower and sometimes that comes in handy. I normally use an Apple Magic Trackpad for editing.

The mouse I picked up (Logitech G602) has eleven programmable buttons. It would be awesome if I could set that up to change my brush size.

I'm wondering how other people who are utilizing gaming mice in Photoshop have them set up to improve workflow and productivity. I'd love some tips and suggestions. :)


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Apr 10, 2016 14:30 |  #2

I did not optimise anything - but in my case the scroll wheel of all my logitech mice change brush size by default.


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Apr 10, 2016 16:29 |  #3

Hmm. I couldn't get the brush size to go to the wheel. I set the wheel to zoom in/out in Photoshop's preferences.

I do now have a G602 profile for Photoshop created. The buttons are mapped as follows:

Right Click: Default
Middle Click: 100% Zoom (Wheel set to zoom in/out in PS preferences)
Left Click: Default
G4: Deselect
G5: Brush Down
G6: Decrease Brush Hardness
G7: Step Backward
G8: Brush Up
G9: Increase Brush Hardness
G10: DPI Up
G11: DPI Down

Those seem to cover my biggest time wasters. I don't use the keyboard shortcuts for Photoshop. I use ArcGIS keyboard shortcuts, and two completely different sets of keyboard shortcuts cannot co-exist in my head.

In case anyone wants the G602 Photoshop profile I created, here is the Dropbox link to the .XML file:
https://www.dropbox.co​m ...602_Photoshop_v1.xm​l?dl=0 (external link)


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Apr 11, 2016 09:59 |  #4

Depending upon your machine/OS the shortcuts vary slightly, but take a look here

https://youtu.be/vG5QO​zODCBs (external link)

for setting up brush shortcuts. A nice summary of how to change your brush size/hardness on the fly.

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Apr 11, 2016 11:19 |  #5

In the video, Nicole fails to mention there is another option by checking an option in
the PS 'Preferences' panel.

The video from Lynda.com explains it better and quicker than me:



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