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2.3K Points

Fri, Sep 30, 2011 6:33 AM

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Photoshop: Mirror Paint/Symmetric/Seamless Tile Paint Function

Photoshop could use a interactive Mirror Paint and Seamless edge/border painting function. Painter has had this feature for about 10 years now.

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62 Points

8 years ago

good happy

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104 Points

8 years ago

This is a simple idea, but one that Photoshop still doesn't have.

A Mirror Brush.

The function:

Select Brush
Command Click, to draw a line.
Now everything you paint on one side of the line is mirrored on the other.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Mirror Brush for Photoshop.

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62 Points

8 years ago

I use Photoshop alot as painting tool for various purposes,
but what i'm looking for is a mirror-tool:
not simply one that mirrors in the middle of the screen (you can find plugins for that)
but what I'm dying for is a something like the lets say the line tool-

you draw an straight vector line across the canvas and everything gets mirrored along that axis- preferably realtime
(-in fact i think i can't be the only one with such an idea)

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
MirrorTool.

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156 Points

7 years ago

Any news in photoshop cc for the symmetry tool ?
Currently,I d loved switch to artrage for the great symmetry tool .. T_T

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82 Points

7 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Seamless texture editor for web designers.


I have an idea for a seamless texture editor. So, you import the image and it places in the centre of a edgeless 3x3 grid with the same image. If you make a change in one of them, all of them change, until the texture appears seamless, then you can save the original with all the changes. I would love this feature, would be killer. Please implement this Adobe. I have attached a (bad) example

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893 Messages

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19.3K Points

7 years ago

Stephane Baril has posted a step by step on how to use the 3D Postcard tool to paint in symmetry in this video, it might be useful for the time being: https://vimeo.com/70282549

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82 Points

7 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Symmetrical editing/selecting.


I had an idea for symmetrical editing in Photoshop.

There could be a feature where you place a special guideline in the middle of the two objects you want to manipulate symmetrically, and then anything selected on one side of the guideline will be symmetrically mirrored on the other side of the guideline. For example, let's say that I have a picture of a person, and I want to move their eyes closer together or farther apart by the same amount. If you put the guideline in the middle of the person's face and then select around the left eye, an identical mirrored selection would be made on the other side of the guideline (around the right eye). Then, you could either nudge both eyes in the same direction, nudge both eyes closer to the guideline, or nudge both eyes away from the guideline.

In addition, any edits done to the picture on one side of the guideline will automatically be mirrored on the picture on other side of the guideline.

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60 Points

7 years ago

@D P:

This is exactly how it is done in Corel Painter. Don ́t know why Photoshop still doesn ́t offer something like that. But Painter is soooo much better for painting anyway...

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94 Points

7 years ago

Man, as an illustrator and graphic designer I've been dying for realtime symmetry/tiling in Photoshop for a LONG time.

Some games industry guys have commented, but there are applications for logo design, industrial design, textile design, photomanipulation, concept art, texturing, the list goes on and on. This should be key functionality, and robust as possible.

The way Zbrush handles it (as a toggle), with radial options is smart. I think a good way to handle it would be account for all types of symmetry mathematically possible. But in the meantime, just being able to mirror painting,pen tool, etc. over an axis in realtime would be brain explodingly good.

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94 Points

7 years ago

Keep in mind, Photoshop is first and foremost, the dominant 2d program. The newer 3d bells and whistles are nice, but the thing people go to it for is manipulating 2 dimensional imagery. Symmetry in 2d design is as old and primitive as human civilization. There's no excuse not to include it.

It's a mathematical process that a computer can handle very well to do what a human can't easily on their own.

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142 Points

7 years ago

Tossing in my support for this idea. I'm a graphic designer and game artist, and both a symmetry tool and a canvas wrapping tool would be two of the biggest improvements to my workflow I can imagine.

For logo design or creating emblems, icons, etc, being able to quickly iterate with the brush tool is great. Symmetrical designs are notoriously hard to do by hand, though, and a mirror/symmetry brush or function would be incredibly beneficial both in terms of time and results. Similarly, when creating a character model in a 3D-modeling app, game artists will draw a reference sheet in Photoshop. It's nearly impossible to draw a perfectly symmetrical character by hand, so what I'm doing right now is using a smart object that I have mirrored and masked in a separate parent document. Obviously not ideal. Sometimes I'll work in Manga Studio and use their symmetry options, but I'd rather stay in Photoshop where I do the majority of my work and where I'm most comfortable.

For texture tiling, If I'm painting a cobblestone street, for example, it takes a lot of work to make sure that the cracks between the stones line up on all edges of the texture. Having a function dedicated to automatically extending a document on all edges so a user could paint seamlessly would be incredible. I'm aware of the 3D workaround, but it's clunky and limited. My current approach is to duplicate a smart object into a 3x3 grid, paint inside the smart object, and save to update the preview in the parent document.

I know so many artists in games and design who would get so much use out of this. It's a daily part of any texture artists' workflow, and many of us feel a bit let down that it hasn't been addressed. I remain hopeful that it'll be added to Photoshop soon!

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80 Points

7 years ago

We need this!

I am using right now "Dumb Symmetry tool" plugin forphotoshop, which does this at the click of of a button.
http://www.hundredsofsparrows.com/ind...

But this is just a mere placeholder solution, we need REALTIME symmetry painting!

Adobe, come on!

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82 Points

7 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Tiled Texture Painting Idea..


Tiling Texture paint mode that isn't slow and is intuitive to use.

Right now there are 2 options for painting tile-able textures in photoshop. You can use the Offset Filter or use the 3D "New tiled painting from layer". Its so close to useful but so far from it at the same time. The offset one can be a pain in the neck for when you have 20+ layers and the 3d "new tiled painting from layer" can't give you the same fidelity as normal painting in photoshop can (Also can be really really slow).

I propose that photoshop spend some serious time on this feature to act closer to how Zbrush 2D tiling maps work. Say i grab a layer that is set to be tiled. I would then like to just move that layer halfway off of the canvas and the other half transfers to the opposite side real-time. That way i would be able to take my entire image, move it over and have it automatically transfer those pixels to the opposite ends without having to sit there in offset and without having to swap back and forth between smart objects in 3D tiled painting. There are so many other instances where this could be a useful feature as well.

Figured I'd finally share my thoughts. Love the software, just wish certain little things like this would take priority over the 3D stuff.

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82 Points

7 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Symmetry mode. As a painter,symmetry painting mode is very helpful,we don't need to painting another side..


like corel painter or zbrush.

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464 Points

7 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Drawing with symmetry.


Drawing with symmetry in Photoshop would be a very helpful addition. vertical horizontal and radial symmetry with adjustable number of points in radial mode.