Global brush settings

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I like most of the changes to the brush panels in cc 2018, but i am still not able to apply a setting globally to all my brushes from what I can tell. There are two settings, smoothing and angle jitter that I want to control globally for all my brushes. Smoothing just makes me feel like i am using a laggy brush so I want to be able to disable it, Except the only way to do this is manually disabling it for each brush. That's a chore I loath when I'm trying out new brushes. The same goes for angle jitter. I have a pen that can use brush rotation, but i have to enable the feature manually for every brush almost. I don't know why pen rotation isn't the default choice for angle jitter in the first place. Pen rotation maybe isnt used by a large part of the user population, but it's the most intuitive setting for angle jitter when you think about how a drawing tool works in real life. Please give us the option to change global default brush settings. I'm tired of changing the exact same settings each time for every new brush I want to try. So frustrating.
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Cristen Gillespie

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I'd like to see more of the Brush Settings exposed on the Options bar, but are you saying that even setting Smoothing to 0 on the Options bar, you're getting a laggy brush? It doesn't disable it in the Brush Settings, but it's so minimal, I can't say I've noticed the lag even on my very old machine.

I don't think I could live with a setting in the Brush Settings panel that was Global because someone would set something the way they like their brushes to work, I'd buy their brush set, and now I'd have those settings applied to all my brushes when it wouldn't be at all appropriate.

I'm trying to think of how it could work without causing any nasty surprises. Could you give me a better idea of just how this would work for everyone, including mice users? It's an interesting idea—not having to set brush settings one at a time. Perhaps allowing a multiple select of brush presets and then check the setting in the Brush Settings panel that you want for a given feature, rather than a Global setting?