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Thu, May 7, 2020 11:53 AM

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Photoshop 21.1.2: Brush lag using the airbrush

Airbrush is lagging behind the cursor. Just the airbrush. Pencil, clone and healing brush are fine.


At first I assumed it must be a Wacom issue, but it also happens when using the mouse. Also: the brush in PS CC 20.0.9 is working fine on the same system with identical settings.

Link to a screencast showing the issue: The brush is a few inches behind the cursor. This is on a small file.

Mac Pro 5.1, 48GB, Radeon 7970, OSX 10.14.6 (as far as it will go)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/zj3qwv6vw9auxan/PSCC%202112%20brush.mp4?dl=0

Back to PS CC 20.0.9 for now.

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9 months ago

From your video, it looks like smoothing is cranked up to 100%.  That will introduce lag.  Turning down the smoothing will dramatically increase the speed and close the distance.

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@chad_rolfs Why does the smoothing option exists if it only causes problems?

And why it can't be fixed. I have prowled several threads here that have appeared over the years and sometimes it get fixed and then it's broken again. Like it is for me.

I have 3080rtx/32gb/10900k so my hardware should be able to handle it.

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9 months ago

Damn. Don't I feel silly...

That was it. No idea how the smoothing got to 100%; can't recall I've ever used (or even noticed) the setting. Wasn't there in PS CS6 I think?

Off to Google what it's used for :)

Thanks!


Edit: Okay, I must have accidentally hit Opt+0 while brushing. Good to know.

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