Photoshop: Lazy Mouse (Brush stroke smoothing)

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A lazy mouse feature in PS would be great. (like the one in Zbrush)

There is an external program called Lazy Nezumi, but this only 'works' on PC, & not on Mac (sadface)
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What exact is "Lazy Mouse"? (other than a cat-snack)
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in case you have not been following , I recommend to read all the comments below :)
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its a tool in zbrush that allows you to draw smooth strokes by hand. It uses some sort of calculation to average out the stroke your mouse travels.

heres a link to the lazy nezumi program (win only) http://people.happycoders.org/kamih/w...

there are some zbrush tutorial videos online where they use lazy mosue.
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this is a great idea!

Helps create better curves while painting! Much needed for Photoshop. The program Lazy Nezumi is good, but gets in the way of workflow. I'm surprised PS doesn't have this feature...
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A great think I would love to see in CS6 would be a steady mouse feature... similar to the Lazy Mouse in ZBrush. That would be so handy (get it, handy? :P)

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Steady mouse feature in CS6.
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YES, adobe, just copy the stabilizer from SAI paint tool and you are all good ! enough with leeching basic features for your next so called upgrades
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I do all of my linework in SAI because of the stabilizer. It's basically impossible to create clean lines like that in PS on a tablet. Really would help my workflow to have it integrated.
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Yeah Lazynezumi is not reliable enough - this really should've been added to PS years ago! Just google "inking in photoshop" or "smooth lines in photoshop" etc - people have been wanting this for years!
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thanks for this thread, at least now I know about the stabilizer tool in SAI

(btw, there is this 'smoothing' option in the brush settings(in photoshop), but it does not seem to do anything)
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The smoothing setting does smooth your brush stroke in Photoshop. It's more noticeable with smaller brush tips.
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There is a new version of lazy nezumi available called Lazy Nezumi Pro:

http://lazynezumi.com/

It works as a photoshop plugin and is very easy to use.
It has many bugfixes and new features since the old version, so check it out!
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great!

unfortunately its only for windows..

hope its successful enough to get a mac version.
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this would be an ideal addition to photoshop. If I want to use the lazy mouse feature right now I have to change over to Sketchbook Pro and use it (steadystroke). It's a hassel when you would think Photoshop would be one up on them with this. I think even painter 12 has a steadystroke/lazy mouse feature. "Photoshop peeps: please consider this on my immediate wish list. Also, bring back scrolling features on the bridge CC using the mouse wheel. I miss the feature on CS 6 and it was much faster in my workflow."
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Please, we really need a brush stabilizer for photoshop, I just don¡t understand why the heck photoshop doesn't have it, I mean, it's photoshop, PHOTOSHOP, we need it!!
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Adobe - Please add this to photoshop. I'm a long time user of your products (currently subscribing to Adobe CC)- But the current Photoshop CC really needs this. It would save me HOURS of time from having to under states of history because my hand didn't get the stroke just right, and using the pen tool to create these strokes is way too inefficient.
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I would absolutely LOVE to see this added to Photoshop! RIght now on the Mac there isn't really a lot of choices when it comes to this feature... I think Sketchbook Pro is really the best option out there but it's still not all that great. If Photoshop could do something like Lazy Nezumi—but built-in—would be AMAZING!

When I ink lines in PS, it always results in a sort of "lumpy" look, no matter how I configure my brush. :-(
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This is a feature I really miss and the reason I can't ink my comics in Photoshop. Currently I have to use Sketchbook Pro to ink my pages which isn't ideal.

Please add this feature!
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Trying to use a Wacom to animate in Photoshop on a Mac, would be so much improved with a brush stroke smoother.

Flash and Illustrator both have this option, as do Corel Painter, Sketchbook Pro, Paint Tool SAI, Fire Alpaca, Krita, Gimp and others.

It seems really weird that Adobe don't seem to have prioritized this feature.

Sure Flash is built for animation but I want to work with bitmaps, not vectors, and Flash still has that stupid brush-stroke-doesn't-scale-with-zoom behavior.

This thread is 3 years old now - come on Adobe, please? You're supposed to be the best!
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You do understand that we have thousands of requests from millions of users, right?

If you want a feature, tell us why and vote for it. But don't get impatient while we implement all the other feature requests ahead of this one.
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Even tvpaint has a brush stabilizer...
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I purchased Lazy Nezumi pro and am very happy with it :)
that being said- I agree that photoshop should come with this kind of native functionality. Another suggestion - adobe might consider purchasing Lazynezumi pro and adopting the functionality into it. (why reinvent the wheel?)
No, I'm not in association with LN, I'm just a fan of their product.
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There's no Lazy Nezumi for mac...
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I suppose it because that photoshop positioned like a photo edit software, not a software for drawing.
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just found this thread, same here, been wanting to make nice lineart, been trying for weeks but just cant get any smooth lines, and if do theyre in the wrong place.

i have a mac so i cant get sai, i was wondering if getting a cintiq would help because then id be dawing straight onto the screen but im not even sure if that would help and its a lot of money to spend just for that?

ps really should have this tool, its well established as a program used by artists and this just seems like one of the most obvious things that would be added? its making me frustrated to the point where im not sure i should continue with digital, and should maybe just stick to traditional and sack in the photoshop subscription all together.
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Try Manga studio or Corel painter, they have stroke smoothing.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Stabilization for the pen.

I would like to share the Idea of adding stabilization to the photoshop program because it slows down the pen and makes it easier to ink. there is a second party program that works with photoshop but they charge for it. it would be more cost efficient if it was put into the program itself. it would make photoshop even more versatile and you wouldn't have to move to another program.
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This is a much needed feature indeed. Autodesk Sketchbook Pro have it and it works beautifully. It's a must have for finalizing and retouching your drawings.
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+1, also having a few different types of smoothing like in Lazy Nezumi would be great (Pulled String, moving average).
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We Still waiting adobe.....come on
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled True painting smoothing (picture inside).

it would be nice to truly smooth out your drawing strokes,
"much like in illustrator"
you should be able to set the amount of smoothing you want
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I would absolutely love something like Lazy Nezumi (which sadly is not available for Mac) natively in Photoshop. This is one of the major disadvantages Photoshop has compared to painting applications like Manga Studio.
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Well, 4 years and still nothing... :(
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Stabilization of a stroke for smooth lines.

Hello, I use Photoshop for a long time, and everything in it is good, but not enough small additions, such as the stabilization of a stroke (for better drawing), like the Sai (stabilizer). Could you in the next version, add a new panel settings for smooth lines in Photoshop. Thank you very much for yor products, with the hope of a useful addition in the future .. Happy New Year!