Hold to Draw Straight lines (Useful Procreate features photoshop needs)

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The drawing in the ipad app procreate is pretty amazing. I honestly feel photoshop could really use some of these features.

One of features is the ability to create straight lines by simple clicking twice and holding your cursor. In addition you can draw a curved line if you hold your cursor  in place after you draw it, it will give you the option of smoothing that curve.

Lastly the ability to draw on a perspective grid would be great.
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You can create a straigh line in PS by clicking on an endpoint, holding shift and clicking on the other end - or by holding shift while dragging 

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It’s a bit unclear which Photoshop you are referring to, as you are comparing it with an iPad app. Photoshop for the desktop has a straight line drawing feature for ages, as Brian says.
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Sorry I meant for the desktop photoshop. I thought i selected that when I made this thread.

Yes I am aware of photoshops current features of holding shift. Its an old feature that can be improved or expanded after using procreate. I think the ability to hold after a stroke and auto correct and edit your stroke is powerful... If you look into the ipad app Procreate they have a really great feature for auto correcting / auto straightening a line and even giving you the ability to move and rotate it as you draw. It's not vector either (atleast not the final result).

Just the whole quick shape feature they have would be amazing in photoshop. Its hard to go back basic drawing in photoshop after using this in procreate.

It's very difficult to explain I suppose this video can explain it better https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnTsVBiaiNQ

Also I mentioned perspective drawing would be amazing as well.




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