Photoshop: Mixer brush issue with "clean the brush after each stroke" options off

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Hello,

I'm having this behaviour with the mixer brush which i think is a bug. 

with auto load on, and "clean the brush after each stroke" options off, this is the result i get: 
1st I alt click to sample on the swatch, then do one stroke, then the others. the other strokes lose the paint as if either autoload is off, or the brush gets cleaned after the first sample? 

the row below is what i would expect, to get that result, I have to sample, then stroke, sample then stroke etc, which is essentially manually loading the brush instead of having autoload do that job.


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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Offhand, I'm not seeing a behavior change between CS6 and CC 2017. I've asked our painting expert to take a look.
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john smith

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thanks Jeffrey, yes I finally decided to make a post since this has been bugging me for a long time. not sure if it has ever worked properly. :) 
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To get the behavior you are expecting you should enable the "Clean the brush after each stroke" option on the Option bar. If the brush is not cleaned it still has wet paint picked up from the previous stroke(s) on it. If you look at the load preview on the Option bar you should see where the picked up color is in the paint that will be loaded on the brush.
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Hi Mike, thank you very much for looking into it and for your reply.

the thing is that after turning on "clean the brush" the expected stroke never happens, what I see are only strokes like 2nd, 3rd, 4rth in the top row of my example. which really dont look like a loaded wet brush. 

that nice, wet, paint losing stroke that we have in 1st should be what I expect with auto load on, and "clean the brush after each stroke on" (and some wetness) since the preview should reset/stay on the original loaded sample? 

maybe i'm missing something, but I'm not sure why the stroke looks  different between manually resetting the loaded sample and having "clean the brush on".

is there's a way to get that effect without having to manually load everytime?
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bumping this in hopes of more info thanks!
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john smith

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were you able to reproduce the problem Mike?