Photoshop: Idea to improve the brush tool for artists

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Hi,

I use Photoshop mainly to produce digital paintings. It is a great tool for drawing and painting, however the brushes always felt a bit hard to control and too 'digital' for my taste. So I have been experimenting and I noticed the lack of a build-up feature for the brush tool. (I'm aware of the airbrush build-up setting) 

In Photoshop it is only possible to shade from light to dark in a single brush stroke by pressing harder and lighter. This is very hard to control and we often want precise results in art. If any developer for Photoshop reads this, please try it yourself! Try with a soft round brush to shade from black to white like you would with a pencil. I guess you came to the same conclusion.

I know I can lift up the pen several times to get the job done, but most of us don't draw that way. This could be solved by adding a build-up feature, that allows parts of the same brush stroke to overlap each-other. This is demonstrated in this picture:



I hope someone shares this to the developers at adobe. I really hope to see this added.

Thanks!
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christoph pfaffenbichler, Champion

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a build-up feature, that allows parts of the same brush stroke to overlap each-other. 
Are you aware of the difference between Opacity and Flow? 
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It somehow overrides the flow feature. Adobe could solve this by adding an option for the flow to be controlled by pressure sensitivity.
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My bad, there is such a feature within transfer, but it gets way to quickly dark. 
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Have you tried changing your Pen sensitivity/Tip Feel settings? 
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Yes, I use a Wacom Intuos 4 and there is nothing wrong with my pressure sensitivity.
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I have not asked if to works but if you have tried changing it. 
Because if 
it gets way to quickly dark
other settings might be more to your liking.