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Sat, Jun 2, 2018 6:44 AM


Photoshop: Filter brush

The purpose of this tool would be to apply an effect to an area.
The tool would work like this:
  1. Choose a filter.
  2. Set the parameters of the filter.
  3. Paint to select an area.
  4. Release mouse button/pen to apply filter to painted area.




3.4K Messages


59K Points

3 years ago

That already exists, but you have to reverse the order. First make a selection (you can use paint tools to make a selection by switching to Quick Mask mode). Then apply the filter.

Johan W. Elzenga,

131 Messages


3.4K Points

3 years ago

I think it's a fantastic idea, if implemented in the way of the original post.

It's a bit more of an intuitive and direct dynamic way of working, and often the selection tools take too long, or are not accurate enough - depending on the type/quality of the image.

There is also the idea of pressure sensitive applying of the filter with the brush which could either effect strength of filter or act as a dynamic Fade Filter setting.

Imagine, for example the blur tool dynamically responding to strength. As far as I know, there is no way to dynamically control the strength or mix of many of the tools in this way.