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Tue, Feb 7, 2012 9:37 PM

Photoshop: Lazy Mouse (Brush stroke smoothing)

A lazy mouse feature in PS would be great. (like the one in Zbrush)

There is an external program called Lazy Nezumi, but this only 'works' on PC, & not on Mac (sadface)

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282.6K Points

3 years ago

Photoshop CC now supports brush smoothing. Details here: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/whats-new.html

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195.8K Points

9 years ago

What exact is "Lazy Mouse"? (other than a cat-snack)

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82 Points

in case you have not been following , I recommend to read all the comments below :)

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590 Points

9 years ago

its a tool in zbrush that allows you to draw smooth strokes by hand. It uses some sort of calculation to average out the stroke your mouse travels.

heres a link to the lazy nezumi program (win only) http://people.happycoders.org/kamih/w...

there are some zbrush tutorial videos online where they use lazy mosue.

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222 Points

9 years ago

this is a great idea!

Helps create better curves while painting! Much needed for Photoshop. The program Lazy Nezumi is good, but gets in the way of workflow. I'm surprised PS doesn't have this feature...

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94 Points

8 years ago

A great think I would love to see in CS6 would be a steady mouse feature... similar to the Lazy Mouse in ZBrush. That would be so handy (get it, handy? :P)

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Steady mouse feature in CS6.

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80 Points

8 years ago

YES, adobe, just copy the stabilizer from SAI paint tool and you are all good ! enough with leeching basic features for your next so called upgrades

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82 Points

8 years ago

I do all of my linework in SAI because of the stabilizer. It's basically impossible to create clean lines like that in PS on a tablet. Really would help my workflow to have it integrated.

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84 Points

8 years ago

Yeah Lazynezumi is not reliable enough - this really should've been added to PS years ago! Just google "inking in photoshop" or "smooth lines in photoshop" etc - people have been wanting this for years!

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60 Points

7 years ago

thanks for this thread, at least now I know about the stabilizer tool in SAI

(btw, there is this 'smoothing' option in the brush settings(in photoshop), but it does not seem to do anything)

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The smoothing setting does smooth your brush stroke in Photoshop. It's more noticeable with smaller brush tips.

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122 Points

7 years ago

There is a new version of lazy nezumi available called Lazy Nezumi Pro:

http://lazynezumi.com/

It works as a photoshop plugin and is very easy to use.
It has many bugfixes and new features since the old version, so check it out!

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590 Points

7 years ago

great!

unfortunately its only for windows..

hope its successful enough to get a mac version.

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122 Points

7 years ago

this would be an ideal addition to photoshop. If I want to use the lazy mouse feature right now I have to change over to Sketchbook Pro and use it (steadystroke). It's a hassel when you would think Photoshop would be one up on them with this. I think even painter 12 has a steadystroke/lazy mouse feature. "Photoshop peeps: please consider this on my immediate wish list. Also, bring back scrolling features on the bridge CC using the mouse wheel. I miss the feature on CS 6 and it was much faster in my workflow."

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246 Points

6 years ago

Please, we really need a brush stabilizer for photoshop, I just don¡t understand why the heck photoshop doesn't have it, I mean, it's photoshop, PHOTOSHOP, we need it!!

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114 Points

6 years ago

Adobe - Please add this to photoshop. I'm a long time user of your products (currently subscribing to Adobe CC)- But the current Photoshop CC really needs this. It would save me HOURS of time from having to under states of history because my hand didn't get the stroke just right, and using the pen tool to create these strokes is way too inefficient.

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102 Points

6 years ago

I would absolutely LOVE to see this added to Photoshop! RIght now on the Mac there isn't really a lot of choices when it comes to this feature... I think Sketchbook Pro is really the best option out there but it's still not all that great. If Photoshop could do something like Lazy Nezumi—but built-in—would be AMAZING!

When I ink lines in PS, it always results in a sort of "lumpy" look, no matter how I configure my brush. :-(