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Sun, Oct 22, 2017 4:49 PM

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Photoshop: Build up doesn't work when smoothing is on

Enabling the new built in brush smoothing disables the effect of brush build up.

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3 years ago

Thanks! Engineering is looking into this. Looks like a Windows only issue.

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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3 years ago

I'm not seeing this at all. I can reduce Opacity or Flow, then build up gradually with the brush with Smoothing enabled in Brush Settings and a higher number set for Smoothing on the Options bar. Could you be more specific about what brush settings you're using—perhaps show us a screenshot that shows you can't increase the opacity of a brush with repeated strokes?

It's also possible, of course, that between one version of PS and another, you need to delete your preferences since they may not be working well together. Have you tried that (first saving any custom presets you've made)?

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I just did some more testing of this, when using the "Pulled String" method the build up works just fine. However it does not work at all using "Stroke Catch-up", as long as smoothing is set to above 0. Dragging the smoothing down to 0 when using "Stroke Catch-Up" instantly makes it work again. 

6 Messages

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140 Points

3 years ago

I just did some more testing of this, when using the "Pulled String" method the build up works just fine. However it does not work at all using "Stroke Catch-up", as long as smoothing is set to above 0. Dragging the smoothing down to 0 when using "Stroke Catch-Up" instantly makes it work again.