Hi Photoshop team,
one of the coolest and smartest thing that Photoshop is missing is a tool that allows to draw with symmetry and radial mode, that exists on third party softwares as ArtRage and Sketchbook Pro.
Please think to add it to the the next update.
Thanx a lot.
This would be very useful for designing geometric tattoos/designs, playing cards (you know how the royal cards are mirror but in a complex way), and various other works of art.
You would select the kaleidoscope tool (or whatever it would be called) and start out by placing your Origin. Then, you can push dials to change how many Sectors will radiate from your Origin(one sector to a billion sectors), and whether you want it to mirror every other sector or not.
The layer that you placed the Origin on doesn't have anything else on it. It only applies the effect to the layers beneath it.
Also, you can choose between two settings: if you want a certain Sector to be the repeated Sector (to be the one copied into every other sector) or if you want every Sector to be copied onto every other Sector.
For the first setting, you could start with a blank layer under the kaleidoscope layer. Then, whenever you draw within the chosen sector, the drawing is reproduced in the other sectors in real time. If you draw outside the chosen sector, no mark is visible (until you remove the kaleidoscope layer).
For the second, anything you draw anywhere on the blank layer would be copied into every other sector. Obviously, this would be pointless if you have a completely filled layer.. it would be very useful though to design geometric tattoos or playing cards where you need to make sure a line will continue seamlessly from sector to sector.
What do you think!
How about if Adobe implements Real-time Symmetrical Drawing once you define an axis (or some axes)?
Also, it would be nice to have also a Real-time smart-object result shown while editing the smart-object, without having to hit Cmd+S to see the changes on the original file.
It would be exiting to see photoshop have live mirroring and tiling. Krita only supports it for the painting, but I would like it for when I do transforms to things too, or add gradients/etc. basically just a mirrored rendering of whatever it is I do on one half of the canvas. If PS can show it to us once, why not twice, or more?
this topic started 4 years ago.... for symmetry matters, I've already moved to clip paint studio (or others softs) since it allows me to save psd :) compatible with photoshop . but I m still using photoshop after the design phase :)
I hope it won't take another 4 years to include this realtime / radial / symmetry .... feature ...
Come on Adobe answer your users who need this feature! I would gladly pay for a plugin to be developed if someone just wants to bust it out. I can't tell you how long I've been using the freaking offset tool.
Why can't I unsubscribe via email link without loggin in?
I'd also like to reach out to everyone who follows this topic like i did and let them know I have since stopped using Phothshop and now use a program called Manga studio (clip paint studio), Don't let the name fool you its actually a really good drawing program that has mirror painting and a LOT more features than photoshop (for digital drawing) Its paint tools are miles ahead of what photoshop tries to do Also take a look at Paint Tool SAI.
Its also very cheap and you can buy it and own it, NOT JUST RENT!
Show adobe that not adding basic art features to the industries most used drawing program is what will drive you away.
Good bye adobe, I won't miss you
I don't want to get too excited, but after 4 year or so I think Adobe may be answering our prayers, cries and in some peoples cases, out right rants.
Is there anyone there from Adobe willing to comment on an update?
And since this has to do with guides and rulers, by the way, it's about time you fix the latency issue with Wacom Tablets in Photoshop when rulers are visible. Up till now, the workaround to draw a smooth line with no latency is to turn off the rulers while drawing, but this bug has been here since Photoshop CS5, so... yeah.
okay one major feature missing : mirror painting , it exists in Corel painter , and why not in photoshop ? , I do concept design and Art direction and this will tremendously help . i feel that photoshop sometimes could do a better job regarding digital painting , also its filter gallery didn't evolve for decades ...I missing also the anisotropic filter ( i think this was the name back then ) it use to give a very good painterly look to photographs , way better than paint daub "artist filter " .... still waiting before I try out another software
Please try Krita and copy it's tile/wrapping mode. I really dislike having to do a trick to tile..... It is very confusing how you guys have not put this function in. Please upgrade and have a tile mode. Google Krita wrap mode(press w) when in krita
I was very underwhelmed by the Oil Paint filter, but Adobe did respond by putting it back in. So they obviously care about what enough people say they want that if the resources aren't too great to provide it, they will.
Unfortunately for me, I think it's Adobe's primary function to provide us with the best interface for working with our assets and presets possible, and to provide us with editing features that no one else provides at both a reasonable price and Photoshop compatibility. However, those features take a LOT of resources and time, so to me, adding a better tiling feature or the Oil Paint filter, easy as it may be to do, only takes away resources from them improving the workspace and adding more functions like Shake Reduction, improving a lighting effects filter, making Content Aware more aware—functions that aren't readily available out there for a reasonable price.
A bit of a rant, I know, but there's no "No" vote button, and apparently it IS under consideration, so I'm hoping Adobe reads this message, too.
Maybe so. More likely to try to make up, financially, for being so pervasively used illegally. But I don't think we give up asking for what we want. If painting is to go anywhere inside PS, then it needs to have a system for cloning from photos or other sources that's as easy as it is in Painter. And they've always had a need for seamless tiling for textures and patterns, as well as a way to do symmetry painting, I fully agree.
I think part of the problem for us PS users stems from having an overall direction from Adobe, not the PS team itself, that may be the result of their marketing research into what the folks want in general, but leaves a lot of our long-standing wishes for Photoshop proper going nowhere.
Those of us who were here even before the whole Creative Suite, let alone Creative Cloud, can remember that we knew when we bought Photoshop that it was a professional application and that we were going to have to slog through it learning how to use it. No pandering to beginners, period. But apparently the top brass and their marketing research has shown that people would love to use PS if only it were easier. So there's been a big push to make some features, like the New Document dialog, easier for beginners, although I'm not sure how it is easier, but apparently icons and templates do make it easier for them.
My first Adobe software was PageMaker and I did use some templates gladly, so they could be right. In the process of making it easier, I think they made it more difficult for advanced users, and that's something they need to watch out for. The LR team did that with their Import dialog that they ended up abandoning, because thinking only of beginners and believing that whatever they do will also work for advanced users, can quickly become a failed concept.
There's also been a strong move to support the Cloud part of Creative Cloud, and features that take advantage of being able to push to and pull from the Cloud have taken a fair bit of each team's resources to implement. I think that also comes from marketing, but computing with the Cloud as the intermediary is still fairly new, especially coming up with those features, such as CC Libraries, which benefit more than the crowd that does all their publishing on Instagram.
Trying to do what mobile apps were doing to interest more people, and at the same time, benefiting professional desktop customers, I doubt is an easy proposition. I know some professionals who absolutely love all the mobile apps. I know many more who find CC Libraries a real benefit, and would like to see them continue to make them more powerful and better organized. So I think there again, marketing and the Adobe boardroom got some of this right.
What they haven't done, at least in our current releases, is advance Photoshop's workspace/asset/preset organization, its painting, or much at all with image editing, although their attempt to get S&M right shows they do mean to. S&M just appears to be a more difficult issue than they anticipated. They have advanced Type features, although they still have a long way to go. They've improved artboards, which benefits web designers (and myself, actually), although they've had some trouble getting their web-related export features to work flawlessly and also have all the function of SFW. I'm sure I could go on. IMO, their Layers panel functions are the best of any, and they are expanding on the promise of the Properties panel, if slowly.
I believe it's a good idea to try to remember these things for two reasons— if we remember what they have done, even when it isn't what each of us individually can incorporate in our own workflows, we remember that some features are getting much better, much more useful — and more importantly, we don't say we might as well give up. Not if we're going to keep using the software. Give up if you think Affinity Photo will do everything you need at a lower cost and better, but otherwise, keep hounding them. They do read this stuff and try to come up with a list of priorities that will benefit most of their customers some of the time.
I want Adobe to double Photoshop's team, but then I also think they should triple Illustrator's, and I'm sure the Premiere Pro folk would say the same.<G> It's not gonna happen. But if we say to each other "give up," it's never going to happen. We need the numbers on our side. We need the votes to move it into a slot that hopefully will make it a feature within this decade. In the meantime for painting, a lot of people still have Painter, and it still exports PSD files. And if you want to read what people think about Painter with each release, they have a forum for that. It's not pretty, I can tell you, and it's anything but cheap.
I would like to support the request for mirror drawing to be introduced.
I am a beginner, and I still need symetry and anti-symetry when working with the Pen tool / anchors.
It could be done around a point, a line, a shape, or an imaginary plane (where the plane can be set, for an instance, at 50 degrees to right, and 15 degrees lifted in the back). I could work with one line, and the same line could be generated by Photoshop on the oher side of the virtual plane, as if mirrored.
I would also find it very useful to move / transform a selection, or modify a smart object's anchor positions WITHOUT having the bordering and the anchors in view (because they don't let me SEE exactly what I'm doing).
Forget it guys.
Photoshop has missed the route for digital painters completely.
Everybody take a look at what Clip Paint Studio is doing, it is like a photoshop for digital painters and has ALL the features we have been longing for so much.
good bye photoshop!
Forget it guys.>
Well. . . that's what voting is for—if people bother to come here to vote, it must be important to a lot more who don't even know this site exists. I'm pretty sure Adobe figures it that way—every vote here does count, even if it doesn't mean we get what we want on our preferred timeline. Heck, that's pretty much a given.<G>
> Clip Paint Studio>
I've been using Corel Painter almost as long as I've been using Photoshop. But I am in Photoshop for the powerful image editing and compositing features it has, so I also like to use their brushes. I especially enjoy using dynamic brushes in PS. Clip Studio Paint (I just looked it up—forgot the name but I've looked at the site before) is for a type of illustration I'm not interested in. If I were, if I did Manga or an illustrative art form similar to that, and didn't use Photoshop for a lot of other reasons, I could perhaps switch—or for about the same price, just keep on using Corel Painter (upgrade pricing) for a lot of different painterly styles.
But I'd prefer to keep the pressure on Photoshop to expand their capabilities, especially since I'm going to be using it anyway, like many of its brushes features, and if it won't suit for everything, other apps aren't as suitable for ways I do use Photoshop's brushes.
I'd very much like symmetry when drawing/painting in PS. I can draw in AI with symmetry using Astute Graphics software, and enjoy doing so, but of course, that's vector and has to be converted in PS in order to use PS brushes with it. I also would like to see something better in the way of clone painting, but so far, only Painter is greatly improving on that.
That I can go to other programs to solve problems isn't going to make me give up on getting Photoshop to incorporate it IF I think it's a good match for Photoshop's own existing feature set, though.
A pattern-preview or tile-preview to create seamless patterns or tiles would be cool for Webdesigns and Game-Artwork. You might work on your tile and watch it changing in an 3x3 field.
Now possible with linked smart-Objects?