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1.8K Points

Tue, Oct 18, 2011 11:23 PM

Implemented

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Photoshop: Rotate Brush Tip 'On the fly' (Keyboard shortcut, Mouse-wheel or Click + Drag)

This may seem wild, but many ideas might've seem that way when first introduced, so bare with me as I believe it would be rather sexy addition to using brushes in Photoshop.

Imagine you choose a brush tip and are ready to use it in your art. But it's not quite right and you could use the Brush Tip to rotate few degrees. So you go to your Brush Palate and Brush Tip Shape Palate and manually rotate the wheel in that Dialog Box or type the number of degrees in a Angle Box(°).
Then you go back to your art and continue using the newly set up brush. Until - you need to adjust the rotation of the Tip again, and again... you get the point.

Wouldn't it be fantastic if we can rotate the Brush Tip 'on the fly' without having to go to the brush palate over and over again, just like we can now change it's size and softness?

Perhaps Left Bracket and Right Bracket would rotate the brush Tip CCW and CW by a 1° (by 10° with Shift) or in increments you set up in Preferences?
Wouldn't that be something?
I am aware of similar function can be achieved using the Pen Tool. This idea however would be available for both, Pen and Mouse and for all Tools using Brush Tip, including Stamp (Clone) Tool.
If this is already possible and I was living in the dark, please enlighten me.

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2 Messages

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78 Points

6 years ago

Now we are on CC2014, no "rotate-brush" hotkey in sight....Come on Adobe, this is really an essential feature for digital artists!

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170 Points

6 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled PHOTOSHOP: hotkeys for rotating brush.

Ability to assign hot keys for rotating brush

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70 Points

6 years ago

Very useful feature!

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60 Points

6 years ago

3 year for a hot key for color picker , how long we can get a hot key for rotating brush,,,,,,,,,,, this time, ,,, ..... :DDD

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70 Points

6 years ago

I've been wanting this for years. It would increase my productivity when using the clone tool, paint brush tool, etc. Why doesn't Adobe implement this?

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80 Points

6 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Brushes: shortcut to rotate.

Hello. We are here a lot of graphic designers how really want a shortcut to rotate the brushes without opening the window each time. There is already one to resize and change hardness. Regards, Philippe.

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274 Points

6 years ago

I am NOT and never were looking for this 'shortcut'; the shortcut I would like to see is of using the wheel on my mouse to change the SIZE of the brush as I go. Nothing more nothing less, but I guess I'm the only one who would use that feature from the lack of response on this particular issue. ...3 years now...still waiting.

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138 Points

Are you still looking for this functionality? I did some testing and can provide the functionality through a small separate exe.

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194 Points

Hey Mike... sure, still looking for this functionality... I would be glad to test out your exe! How can I do that?

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138 Points

Hi Cristian :)
 
I actually managed to create something without an external exe; the only thing is that with this solution one can only assign the F1-F12 keys to increase/decrease the angle.

I'll also include the other solution with the external exe, with which you can use your mouse's scroll-wheel.
 
Be warned though that it's not as fast and fluent-like as it would be if it'd be a plugin. I'm not skilled in plugin-writing, else I'd have done that.
Everyone can see for themselves if it's something usable or not.
 
I have to create a short write-up how to set it up. I'll try to do so tomorrow morning, okay?

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194 Points

Sure thing Mike... I'll wait for your instructions. The best solution would be to link the brush angle to the touch ring. Can this be done as well?

Have a great day ahead!

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138 Points

Could you elaborate on what you mean with "touch ring"? :)

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194 Points

This is the touch ring, present on most wacom tablets:
http://cdn2.digitalartsonline.co.uk/cmsdata/news/3341372/Intuos5_Touch_M_PTH650_InUse_036_RGB.jpg
Works pretty much as a scroll wheel. Don't you use a wacom tablet?

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138 Points

Okay, see what you mean.
I do have a tablet but a rather ancient one (Graphire 3) (I'm having to put my priorities somewhere else atm.)
 
I'll have to research about catching the touch ring. Let me first provide an initial version, and then we'll see, ok?

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2.6K Points

Mike if you can post a rough version of your solution to rotate the brush angle it would be helpful; then maybe someone can take it from there ?

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194 Points

Sure thing Mike... eagerly waiting for the initial version! Somehow it should be possible to link the angle to the touch ring since there guys did it on their device: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fa_ltWlmzUc

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2.6K Points

It's possible but good luck finding out how they did it.

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194 Points

Here's where wacom should come into play and offer some support. But when it comes to support, they are the worst!

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138 Points

I've run into some trouble with script code that I found to alter brush settings as it keeps resetting the brush selection to a standard round brush, even when a sampled brush was selected.
I hope I can find a solution. I'll keep you posted.

Note: Interestingly, I did get the Brush Size setting working without it switching the brush-type and could make JPierre33's request work..

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80 Points

6 years ago

i am just finding the short cut of rotating the bursh
and see this thread...
JPierre33 you are so funny hahahahha

i am using the shoutcut "R" to rotate the picture,
so that i can use my bursh at different angles,
but it still very annoying......

COME ON ADOBE!!! IT IS 2015 !!!!

3 Messages

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84 Points

6 years ago

yep, just rotate the monitor/screen for getting the Brush rotated,

some comments from adobe photo shop...:DDD very helpful.

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2.6K Points

6 years ago

There is one option, that has been mentioned by JPierre earlier in this thread, and that is to rotate your canvas.

I too want to see an option to rotate the brush though some sort of short-cut, I'm hoping this is the year.

In the mean time, I'm sure by now, or atleast I hope by now Adobe has got the message alot of people want to see a short-cut to rotate brushes.

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60 Points

6 years ago

Dedicated brush angle short-cut please Photoshop.

I would like to see brush angle short cut also. It could work like this, when you press down the hotkey you could see a little widget that shows the angle your brush is presently at and then this widget could change with any adjustments made. It would also be helpful if it could to be snapped incremental angles. This would be nice and im glad to see other feel the same...

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60 Points

5 years ago

In the meantime while waiting for a dedicated shortcut, just click in the angle box on the brushes palette and use the up/down arrows to rotate anti/clockwise by one degree, use shift to rotate by tens.... been that way for as long as I can remember.
I find it surprising that Chris, being so long winded, in his reasons why a shortcut still has not been implimented after 4 years didnt see it fit to mention this!

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110 Points

5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled How do I Rotate brush angle using shortcut or control wheel.....?.

You can rotate the brush angle through the brush dialogue box, but anyone actually using the brush tools in Photoshop will tell you that it would be great if you could do it with a control wheel or keyboard shortcut. Its a no brainer.

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60 Points

5 years ago

Why hasn't this been done yet?! Do they have a licensing agreement with Wacom to sell Art Pens or something?

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310 Points

5 years ago

Well, after lurking on this topic for the past couple years, I have to say, it's a crying shame it hasn't been implemented yet, but they must have their reasons.

However, it got me thinking that if I had programming skills, I could map the functionality onto my MIDI DJ controller and possibly assign the knob to brush angle....but no. I'm a designer, not a programmer after all, and though it'd probably be feasible, my time is worth more than the $$ I'd pay to have something that does exactly that for me.

And then, I stumbled upon this piece of gorgeous genius:
http://palettegear.com/photoshop

As per their Nov '15 release notes (http://palettegear.com/release_notes), they've added "Photoshop new functions - Brush roundness and Brush Angle" (CUE: NERDGASM!)

It's not a cheap piece of hardware, nor does it look like it, but having a little dial I can adjust brush angle with on the fly and a slider to control size for EVERY brush I want is about as close as you can get to perfect in the digital paint realm. Plus I can map a few more buttons for undo+redo, AND still have an extra slider for something? SOLD.