Photoshop: Drying option for brush

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i was thinking this option that i find in others softwares but no in photoshop:
Drying option for the brush:
with drying on, as soon as the mouse button is let go, the paint dries.

with drying off, you can stop painting and when you star again, the paint will blend together as if you never stooped.



what do you think?
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Don't you need to have a real watercolor brush before you can give it some way to dry or not?  The Mixer brush seems to be as close as you can get, and it does have Wet, Load, and Mix features, as well as Flow, which all can work together to affect that. For other brushes, we have Fade, which isn't very good in this case.

People have asked for real watercolor brushes for a long time, but they haven't created new brushes for us. We can use "stamps" that look like real watercolor (made from it), but then we have to use blend modes to simulate paint dried (edge obvious) and paint didn't dry, but we made another brush stroke on top of it.

I agree with you that if we get brushes that really emulate watercolor (the holy grail of painting apps, I think), then a drying rate would be extremely helpful. If you've got a way to make a watercolor brush in PS act at all like real watercolor, I'd love to see a demonstration and what your settings are.
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im not saying this because i want a real watercolor brush. im only use one as an example. this situation applys to a standar brush:


if you want a great watercolor brushes, chek the "kyles brush". of course others programas like painter are more powerfull on thats kind of stuff, but i try to use it and it was imposible to me to understand. maybe photoshop doesnt have THE best brushes for that, but with the kyles brushes you have a lot to do!

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Ahhh, you want an option to lift your brush and extend a stroke, OR to allow a blend mode/opacity to affect the results of stroke upon stroke. I'd like that with masks, too.<G> I usually paint at full opacity and then moderate the results , but if I've got right what you're thinking of, a kind of specialized toggle that affects all brushes (something on the Options bar with modifier toggle perhaps?), that would be nice. Fancy, and I would be surprised if we get it any time soon, but nice.

I do have a lot of fake Photoshop WC brushes, btw, including Kyle's — and I agree with you that he's a pretty fabulous designer of brushes that have been created with PS's rather limited brush engine. I also have Painter, which is a very clumsy app to use, so of course I wish I'd see something like that for WC in PS.

Again, I'm not holding my breath, but I know there are an awful lot of painters using Photoshop, not to mention people who make extensive use of masks, so I think there is enough of a customer base for a lot of improvements to the painting features. I'm hopeful that starting with brush management, as they just did, means they intend to push ahead with developing brushes even more.