Photoshop: Brush settings: Wetness & Mix Jitter to be used with normal brushes

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Please enable the Wetness & Mix Jitter Brush settings also to the normal brush tool!

Right now these great settings are restricted to the mixer brush tool.
(Why are the Mixer Brushes a tool on it's own anyway?)
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Styrias

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Chris Cox

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The mixer brush is it's own tool because it works quite differently from normal brushes in Photoshop (and from the smudge tool). The normal brushes have no concept of wetness or mix jitter -- so they don't have those controls.
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It's not something to rethink. It's like asking to put turn signals on a skateboard: it doesn't belong and doesn't make sense.

The mixer brush has those controls because it needs them.
The normal brushes don't work the same way as the mixer brush, and could not use those controls.
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ahah... and that's why photoshop is clearly outdated with painting.
So you think of something totally useless and you don't want to change it because it has been implemented ONE time. I'm curious who has beta tested this. I clearly don't see any relation with the skateboard thing....

The request here is to ADD a function ( option ) in the brushes window to MIX pixel colors when painting, that's all.
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It has nothing to do with being outdated. The functionality doesn't make sense to add to other brushes, because they don't have or need the same controls as the mixer brush.

It's like adding a boat anchor to your sailplane - it can be done, but doesn't make sense, and seriously harms the existing functionality.
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ho so you're an artist, sorry. :)
I really don't understand how you can say that the functionality doesn't make sense ( yes, in a way, it doesn't make sense since it has not been done properly ) when a massive amount of Artists wait for it for ages.
The mixer brush was a bad idea; it is a bad idea.
The good idea would have been to incorporate the mix settings in the brush panel, like the other settings.
But I can see here that it's hard to change your opinion about what a good painting software is... sadly
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Putting a rear view mirror and a stickshift on your paintbrush will not turn the brush into a car.

The mixer brush needs those controls because those controls affect the way the mixer brush works. But other brushes have no need of those controls because those brushes don't work anything like the mixer brush, and making them into the mixer brush would be foolish, since there already is a mixer brush.
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hmm although I understand that technically(coding) it may be something different, I don't understand why it doesn't make sense to you.

You think of the mixer brush as a mixture between brush and smudge tool.
But it's not!

Effectively, it's settings (wetness, mix) are just like all the other brush settings that describe a unique brush-behaviour, in this example it makes it kind of "oily".
just like there are settings that make the brush opaque or have a texture.

Afterall, other digital painting programs also feature this settings along with the other normal brush settings, instead of giving it to a tool on it's own.

The digital painting communities (fe.: conceptart.org, cgtalk.com, digitalartforum.de) have long been waiting for brush settings in photoshop to pick up color and mix it while painting (like oil brushes).
And now we have those settings there, but excluded to an other tool so we still can't use it with our brushes.

Why does it make sense for other painting programs but not for you?
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Right - the mixer brush is NOT a mixture of those tools, it is something quite different -- that is why the controls from the mixer brush make no sense on the other tools. No, it's settings are not like anything in the other tools, and the other tools have no concept of those settings.

Again, what you are requesting makes no sense.