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Mon, Nov 21, 2016 2:41 AM

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Photoshop: Color wheel

Other drawing and and painting programs, such as Paint Tool Sai and Clip Studio, are slowly gaining more popularity over Photoshop amongst the artist community. I myself have looked into purchasing them instead of renewing my Adobe CC for 3 reasons.

1. They're significantly cheaper (not the point of this post)
2. They have stabilization for cleaner lines.
3. They have a color wheel for easier color picking.

If Adobe were to add these to their Photoshop package I wouldn't even consider the alternatives. At this point, though, the benefits of a stabilizer in particular are starting to outweight the benefits of the photo-editing capabilities of Photoshop.

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2 years ago

A non-modal Color Wheel was added to Photoshop CC 2019: Color Wheel to choose colors

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4 years ago

This application does the same as phtoshop but 1000 times faster and with color wheel
Affinity Photo (windows)

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The color wheel looks great and I'm sure the program is good, but the point of my post was to get the idea out that these are things which Adobe should incorporate into their own products. Thanks for the suggestion, though! I'll be sure to look into it.

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The idea is that adobe see that it can be done better.

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4 years ago

Photoshop already has a color wheel (Since CS6): http://blogs.adobe.com/jkost/2012/10/on-screen-color-picker-in-photoshop-cs6.html



Stroke smoothing is on our radar. Vote for that feature here: https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/lazy_mosue

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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Sorry but this is uncomfortable tool because it not all the time there

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3 years ago

Totally agree!!
I wish they add this tool .. 

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2 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop: Color Wheel.

There should be a color wheel option in the color panel. For example,some people like to be able to choose complimentary colors without guessing what is closest to opposite of the color they are using. It is visually easier. The Color Themes  window is ridiculously giant, and the HUD color picker requires that someone has 2 hands (which, no, is not an issue for me, I just don't happen to be sitting on top of my keyboard while I draw, but looking into this made me realize how absurd it would be for someone with such limitations.) Also, right clicking a pen is just awkward, and some people might want to avoid it. Don't even try and tell me about Magic Picker or whatever other plug-in there is. You get money monthly from us, it is absolutely ludicrous that you don't have an option that doesn't cost extra money or open up our systems to viruses.

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> Don't even try and tell me about Magic Picker or whatever other plug-in there is. You get money monthly from us, it is absolutely ludicrous that you don't have an option that doesn't cost extra money or open up our systems to viruses.>

I just can't agree with the concept that Adobe should, indeed must, provide us with everything because we bought into using it. PS got where it is today by providing good access to developers—making PS essentially a container app for supporting far more than it would ever develop on its own.

It has now provided us with a color wheel. It doesn't do very much, as color wheels go. It doesn't begin to do what Illustrator's Color Guide panel does for creating useful palettes, and it could. What it does do, far as I can see, is address the most basic request for a color wheel there is, and with that, take income away from those who have offered very inexpensive, but much richer-featured, color panels. That's nice for those obviously many users who are satisfied with the most basic features a color wheel can offer, but what about those of us who think more is better? Will the developers be able to offer as much continued innovation to their product with half or less the potential customer base?

I'm plainly not suggesting that Adobe stop adding  and improving features—only that when it does, it should seriously offer us a better "mousetrap," and not just make it less likely anyone will develop a better mousetrap any time soon because who can compete with the "low-priced" feature Adobe offers. It's real competition if the developers are beaten at their own game, but it's not competition if they're simply walmarted out of the industry.

Needless to say, I'm glad for the painters that they have something they have long wanted, but for meeting the needs of designers, I'm somewhat underwhelmed by the color wheel, and won't be happy if other developers out there move on to something Adobe doesn't offer at all, because they can't compete with the basic "free with purchase"  color wheel model we now have. Fingers crossed, that won't happen, but. . .