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Dreams of having a Search Bar in the Brush Panel



I'd like to start with ..Wow I love the CC 2018 and 2019 releases. Amazing work to everyone on the Photoshop team!


I would also like to make a request for the brush panel to include a search field. 

Ideally (if it is possible), I would love for the search field to be able to restrict what brushes are visible when the search field is used. For example - If I used a specific naming convention at the beginning of my brush names to identify what they are used for like 'Chalk', 'Oil', or something more general like 'Blockout' or 'reTouch'. After the search was used, the brush panel would then only display the brushes that the word(s) in its naming convention.

I think it would also be nice to not only search by name but also to have the option to toggle the search from 'brush name' to 'brush type'. In that, one could search for all of their smudge or mixer brushes and the panel would then only display the brushes of that category.

- While I am thinking of it I think it would be super spiffy if the brush panel could have some split window functionality. Specifically, I am hoping for the brush panel to have the ability to keep locked a portion of the top part of the panel so that you can keep available brushes that you are constantly working with. While still being able to scroll through the rest of your brush library in the remaining lower portion. Perhaps it could be a special function of a group folder. After you group some of your favorite brushes you could lock them down so that they don't move when you scroll or search in the brush library.

The 'Outliner' panel in Autodesk's 3D modeling software 'Maya' has a handy split window functionality in that you can drag a divider up from the bottom of the panel to maintain focus on a portion of the panel and use the other half to scroll through the list.

Oooh! and perhaps... it would be possible to select a color for the brushes group folder just like you can for layers. That would make it much easier to visually separate sets of dedicated brushes. 

Thank you very much for your time and consideration!

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