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64 Messages

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2K Points

Thu, Jun 30, 2011 1:23 PM

Under consideration

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Photoshop: Ability to update/edit brush presets

This is a no-brainer that should make its way ASAP into 13.

Provide users with a way of tweaking their brush settings and then SAVING OVER an existing brush preset, rather than having to create a new one.

The brush preset system that has been in place since 5 is a broken user experience. You always create a "throwaway" brush (tip) when you Define Brush Preset, and then you customize its settings and create a New Brush. Then, if you don't like those settings and want to improve them, you are stuck having to create yet another brush preset, and eventually deleting the others.

Come on guys, we need something just a little more polished. It's been over ten years now. Fix some basic stuff before launching into crazy new directions like 3D.

For the most intuitive user experience, the workflow should be revised.

Creating brushes should be a two-step process:
1. create a "brush tip" - these are the sampled pixels only, with no Brush configuration data attached
2. create a "brush" - by selecting a brush tip and then setting your options.

If you then want to edit an existing preset and save over it, why not present us with familiar options like Save and Save As? Put a little "save" icon and a "clone" icon in the Brushes palette. Let us know when we're editing an existing brush preset, and put the title of the brush preset in the palette. Basic basic stuff.

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10 Messages

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164 Points

3 years ago

I use brushbox to sort brushes in to various categories - which is preferable to the native version.  
 But I would love an 'update brush preset' button and a way to save a set of brush settings to apply to newly created brushes. I have lots of brushes created from images that share the same spacing, dynamics etc.  Would be good to have an 'apply saved set' to new brush option. 

15 Messages

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350 Points

3 years ago

I created a nice set for spider web brushes, but with the inverse colors I need. >.< Would be nice to doubleclick on a brush, make edits (eg: invert) and save, as on library items.

52 Messages

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1.5K Points

2 years ago

Couldn't agree more - much needed feature - its so frustrating having to make a NEW BRUSH everytime you change a setting in a custom brush. Just like we can update layercomps ? Come on Adobe - we got the new brush preset manager - this needs a serious overhaul. 

3 Messages

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104 Points

2 years ago

8 years later and here we are, still waiting on the most basic of functionalities.  

2 Messages

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62 Points

2 years ago

Hi, I would love a way to visually tag favourite Brush presets, much like the way we can already select colours to tag a Layer or Layer Group.  I really like Kyles brush groups and it would be awesome to tag my favourites wiithin these groups rather than duplicating them into a custom Brush Preset folder.  I created a visual to illustrate the idea:


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917 Messages

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19.6K Points

Hello, Ross, I'll split it to a new thread.

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917 Messages

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19.6K Points

different idea

Please reference the new conversation here: Ability to color code or tag favorite presets

3 Messages

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108 Points

2 years ago

FYI you can accomplish all that using existing MagicSquire brush panel, it does have Update button :-) (in addition to 1000 other features) 




works pretty fast on PS CC 2019 and my old Dell laptop