Photoshop: Mirror Paint/Symmetric/Seamless Tile Paint Function

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Photoshop could use a interactive Mirror Paint and Seamless edge/border painting function. Painter has had this feature for about 10 years now.
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lloyd none

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I have an idea for a feature for Photoshop.

Photoshop is the goto program for creating Computer game textures.
One thing that done daily is creating tillable textures,

This often means flipping back and forth with the offset filter,
sorting out the seam with the clone stamp, copying bits of the image about and painting sections.

This back and forth is quite time consuming but its something we all have to deal with.

The idea is having an option to make a layer repeat over the edges of the document, so when you paint / draw something over the edge on that layer, it would appear on the other side too.

You could also move layers over the edge and they'd duplicate over the other side for when you copy parts of an images about.

Heres a mock-up of the idea, You can see the edgeless button at the top of the layers panel. the reason i've suggested it just being something that works on a per layer basis is to not crash Photoshop with heavy documents.

Amazing idea!

Lots of games company's have licenses for Photoshop and this is something that could save them lot of hours!

Its an idea I posted over at Polycount and straight away people wanted it, the demand is there its just getting the idea out to people.


Here's another picture of it when you make the base brick layer edgeless, this is where you could be cloning and sorting seams, i posted the other picture as this ones a bit hard on the eyes.

Amazing idea!

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Edgeless Document Idea.
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Felipe Oliveira Gall

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YES, this is EXACTLY how a tile wrapping tool should behave. Two thumbs up!
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Luddens Desir

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Hey, yeah. I want tiling images, or document sizes that can be manipulated easier. It would be a great idea. Please do.
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m l

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sooo many people want this
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David W Bailey

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how come they dont listen, its beyond me...check out krita
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Official Response
Mirror/Symmetry painting is now supported in Photoshop CC. See: