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Wed, Nov 21, 2018 12:55 PM

Problem with smudge tool for painting

Hello. I want to help improve Photoshop for painters.

In Photoshop, the finger(smudge tool) works like water, it blurs it. But in reality, the finger overwrites the image. Please see charcoal drawing video. To understand the algorithm it is necessary to draw with coal and smudge with your finger. I write video see please - 

https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fdrive.google.com%2Ffile%2Fd%2F1iRac7JZFLcPgQa WErei2PwPNbYTPz6Fo%2Fview%3Fus...

For example Steve Huston: Ask Me Anything Live Stream - June 8, 2017 - YouTube

How to draw Old Man Portrait in Graphite Charcoal - YouTube 

Please show this letter and video to the developers - it will greatly help in the work. Now very few people use smadge tool for painting because it's hard to control.

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2 years ago

If you want a better smudge tool, use the Mixer Brush...

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Mixer brush works differently imitating oil.
I’m talking about how a finger smears coal in reality, it’s like a rubbing (it's easier to draw with coal and a finger for understanding)

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Well, the Mixer has quite a few controls which you can use to make it behave differently...
With the Smudge, if you want the effect to not smear the image too much, use a duplicate layer and change the opacity and/or blend mode to combine with the original.

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   *I tried different settings (principle and algorithm remains the same). You cannot control the tool if you need to draw complex objects.
   *When re-using smudge tool, it blurs the drawing area even more. Blurs and does not overwrite as in the traditional drawing.
   *Look carefully at my video for 1.36 minutes. And compare with the traditional drawing. I specifically left the video for comparison.

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2 years ago

I recorded explanatory videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxDzof-MfWo

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I think the issue here is that you haven't spent enough time exploring all of the smudge brush options... 
There are settings you can make which help the smudge to behave much more like a real smudge. Have you downloaded all of Kyle's free brushes available through CC? I can think of a few in the Dry Media category which might be what you're looking for. 

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Please record a video with the process of drawing and I will believe. I checked all combinations of smudge tool settings, the result is the same. Smudge tool - impossible to configure as in this video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7J5Zr9JsPk&t=1363s