Increment/Decrement Stroke Weight key commands
My kingdom for Increment/Decrement Stroke Weight key commands! These commands could be bound to the [ and ] keys by default since this is how you control brush weight. It would be wonderful if you could set the increment/decrement amounts in Preferences as well!
For Mac: if you assign scripts (+ & -) wrapped in actions assigned to Fkeys, you can use a service like BetterTouchTool or Karabiner Elements to remap them for illustrator.
Bit of a workaround, but with BTT you're able to make essentially a virtual knob to do this if you have a track pad.
I'd suggest BTT and try it for a month, better UI than KE. KE is the free option though, but go BTT.
I would be very interested in those scripts
Egor Chistyakov commented
Ryan, I can share two scripts (plus and minus) you can wrap in actions and assign F hotkeys to it. Will it suffice for now? I agree it should come from the box, but this works too.
And if you are on Windows, you can use AHK to reassign them to any other combination you want, not only Fs. Mac has something other for this, I forgot the name.
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Not a Key Command but one click in floating pane adjusts all selected strokes by % of current weight or by points. And all that other stuff, too.
YES! CMD+Shift+Greater Than/Less Than for sure
Jayse Hansen commented
it would be nice
100% agree and am also amazed this isn't a feature yet.
I was just about to request that we be able to use the arrow keys to scale stroke weight, and control the increment size in preferences.
It should not jump from a thin stroke to a large stroke, we should have the option to fine tune. Typing in numbers is annoying and time consuming.
I hope these requests make it into the next version. It has been like this for too long.
We need this yesterday. It blows my mind that this is not a current key command.
• In preferences we should be able to set the weight increment we would like to adjust by (pt, px, %, mm. etc.)
• We should then have the ability to use a keyboard command to increase and decrease the stroke weight of any selected object, by the increment set in preferences.
My suggestion for default implementation would be to use the same key combo as increase/decrease font weight: CMD+Shift+Greater Than/Less Than for this purpose, so that if we have a stroke selected, using that combo would increase or decrease the stroke weight accordingly.
M. Paradise commented