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56 Messages

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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.

Responses

13 Messages

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292 Points

2 years ago


Just adding my voice to this request.  Rotating the entire canvas is a poor workaround.   If you can do this for the clone stamp, you can do it for brushes.   PLEASE!!!!!!!!!

7 Messages

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184 Points

It's something they can do easilly and would be great for users, share this request and maybe it will be done :)

2K Messages

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35K Points

I've already voted and they won't let me vote again. (frowny face<G>) I use a lot of brushes that really need to be rotated often, and Dynamic brushes, which are terrific, are not the solution for every time I want to rotate a brush. Right-clicking, twirling a widget, hovering to see the effect, dismissing the modal popup,  all that interferes with a pleasant experience. It's bad enough that PS still doesn't actually preview the effect when we hover and before we use the brush (it can do that for Clone Stamp and Affinity always does that), but they have made a simple rotation of brush tip rather more complicated than easy. All built into using Brush settings or the widget, not just doing it.

5 Messages

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118 Points

2 years ago

I want to point out that this is a function that has been requested since 2005, and that Adobe still has not implemented in the 2019 version, it is pathetic, I wonder what it is used to continue to pay a subscription, again a beautiful example of a software publisher that does not consider the opinion of its users, which I can pass on Affinity photo.
https://affinity.serif.com/fr/photo/





7 Messages

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184 Points

Maybe if we share this post and a lot of people agrees then they will make it :)

4 Messages

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92 Points

I second that.

13 Messages

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292 Points

I third it, and fourth it, and ..... ninety-ninth it!   I've been asking for this for years now!

2 Messages

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90 Points

a year ago

The lack of a keyboard shortcut in order to rotate a brush (and especially the stamp tool) is really limiting. Yes, you can open the Brush Settings panel and keep it open in order to rotate the brush, and be looking back and forth, not always on your artwork.  Or you can use Affinity Photo which has a rotating brush which works just by pressing the < and > keys.  Simple, right?  So if Adobe doesn't fix this soon then I will be migrating over.

13 Messages

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292 Points

Affinity supposedly has a PS plugin -- do you know if one can create an image in PS and use Affinity directly from there to do the things PS can't (such as rotate brushes?

3 Messages

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108 Points

a year ago

MagicSquire, the brush plugin for Photoshop works pretty cool and allows to rotate brush tip with a shortcut BTW!


13 Messages

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292 Points

a year ago


Whoa!   YAY!!!   You just made my week!   When do we get version 21.0  :)

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79 Messages

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1.9K Points

Excellent - it's there now.
Photoshop 2020 (version 21.0) was released on November 4th, 2019.




2 Messages

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78 Points

a year ago

Yeah, finally it works, i'm really happy about this nifty little feature. Thanks ADOBE!

13 Messages

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292 Points

a year ago


Got this installed, tried it out, and it's EXACTLY what I need!   Thanks so much for getting this feature implemented!