Photoshop: Brush Stabilizer

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I'd love to see a stabilizer feature for the Brush tool added. Let's make this happen for an update! Please!!!
I'm a illustrator who jumps back and forth from Photoshop and illustrator. Having a stabilizer for the brush tool would be fantastic!
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What do you mean by "Brush Stabilizer"?
Have you tried the Smoothing option in the brushes palette?
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Brush Stabilizer means the strokes move slower than you move your pen, but still aims for the cursor, essentially smoothing out the resulting stroke and making the line look more stable.

Kind of like how tying an object to a rope and dragging it behind you instead of carrying it smooths out the line the object moves through space compared to the path you walk.

The other painting programs I've seen using it have sliders for how "long the rope is".

It would be very helpful for people who don't have stable hands.
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I strongly agree! And by "brush stabilizer", I mean (not sure if Peterson means this) one that functions like smoothing but it's more.. powerful? Like Paint tool SAI's stabilizer!
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Ricardo Gabino

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We need this adobe, please, PLEASEEEE!!!
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armando gutierrez

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yep please include brush stabilizer in your next update, i love to draw with mi tablet
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Justin Kennard

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Easy Paint Tool Sai, and Manga Studio 5 both have excellent brush stabilizers, I think that Photoshop CC could benefit with having a button that can turn stabilizer on and off as the artist needs. Heck Id mapp one of my tablet buttons to it
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PHOTOSHOP NEEDS THIS
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Guess, i think Adobe dont find this interesting. I still hope they add this in the future. There so manny digital painters/drawing out there/
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Since Adobe isn't going for it, there seems to be a third party program that'll do it.
lazynezumi.com
Perhaps this will fill the gap?
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Thanks Joanna it looks interesting. have you used it at all? If so, what do you think?
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Seems to be primarily for ink work, because it does some beautiful things to brush strokes. And it's got this tool for perspective and fish eye lens, which is just brilliant. As a stabilizer, the "pulled string" tool might be what you're looking for--It certainly nulled all my jitters.

I'm beginning to wonder if I'm going to be kicked out of the forum for p*mping another program...  
That up there is no art piece, but I'm enough of an amateur that I wouldn't attempt to draw something like that P without sketching out a pen line and then playing around with brush widths and pressure simulations. But no, that entire word was scribbled out in one go using the "smoothing - speed pressure" tool. You can tell where I slowed down by where the strokes thinned to mere lines.

30 day trial, fast install, painless integration, $35 for the full program. It's not bad.

On the other hand, I only played around with the trial version and barely for half an hour at that. I didn't take the time to paint anything with it, so I don't know how it feels when doing anything other than lines. Might come back later with some words on that.

Hope that helps!

PS - It gives you trees to growdraw! And circle tools! But the fish eye!

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