Photoshop Tool: Pattern Roller

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Photoshop Tool Idea: Pattern Roller: The pattern roller would work like a paint roller. There would be predefined patterns, self defined patterns and the ability to clone patterns for use. The roller would perform all normal brush functions such as painting, erasing, etc. You should be able to roll around in curves and straight lines. Another way to say this is the roller would be flexible as if there was a ball joint between the roll an the handle. The roller would support snap lines or whatever the term is when you "shift and click" to create straight lines. I would find this particularly useful as an erasure tool to create a pattern around the edge of an element. For example adding a textured edge to an wool jacket.
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Are you asking for »full color brush tips«, which have been requested in the past?
I’m not quite sure about what you describe, but a lot seems to be achievable already with Shape Dynamics.
Or are you expecting shortening and widening on the respective sides of curves?

Could you please post a mock up?

And have you looked into Scripted Patterns yet?
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I am new to this site. Do you have a reference link for the "full color brush tips" request? I will investigate Shape Dynamics and Scripted Patterns and see if they do what I want to do and get back to you.

I am not expecting shortening and widening on the respective curves, although that sounds like it would be useful.

Imagine that you could copy some portion of tire track, wrap it around a roller and then paint that image continuously with the roller. Or if the image was solid and transparent and you copied a strip of the tire track solid onto the roller then you could roll on solid colors or erase with that pattern.

I like the roller metaphor because it is something everyone has used and it performs in a manner everyone has experienced. It is different from a brushing or spraying. The difference is that in addition to applying solid paint color to the roller, you can apply images and patterns. You can use the roller to paint, erase and for other typical Photoshop uses. You could have adjustable roller widths, circumferences, pressure, etc.
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yesss .Pattern Roller!