Photoshop: Perspective painting/sketching

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Having the ability to sketch in perspective, having strokes constrained to adjustable points placed on the canvas would be terrific like having a t square and ruler on my old drafting table.
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In case you're not aware, you can do this already using the Vanishing Point filter using a simple (round) brush.
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Thanks Jeff, I will look into the VP filter a bit more, it wasn't obvious right off the bat how to get it going but I will keep at it, also the simple round brush is a rare tool in my arsenal, but that is beside the point. Here is a quick mock up of what I was thinking, if it ends up being helpful I could go into more detail and do some other mock ups, but this is the basic idea...
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Gotcha. So you more or less angled guides?
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Yes, as long as they are fixed to a vanishing point and only lock in when the pen touches down. I wouldn't want to have to readjust the angle for each stroke if it were a fixed angle thing. Although even having an adjustable angle guide would be a step in the right direction.
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Modified the mock up and idea to clarify what I was thinking.
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Any update on this?
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photoshop is long over do for a perspective grid tool. I wonder if it will ever get one. Most art programs have them these days.
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I agree with the other Artists on this forum, Photoshop has seriously fallen behind in this area. As an illustrator I tend to have to use multiple programs, switching between Sketchbook and Corel painter. Both have this extremely useful feature. On the ipad Procreate and adobe line CC has it (similar but not quite as good). Sketch CC and Sketchbook also has the ability to use brushes, erasers to draw around shapes such as French Curves and ellipses. The vanishing point filter is way to clumsy and unintuitive. It ‘s primary use for me is cloning bricks or other architectural features, certainly not drawing. I would like to see a dedicated 1,2 and 3 point perspective sketch tool which is a feature and not hidden away under menus. Hopefully someone from Adobe is listening, however I am not holding my breath. After all it’s taken until CC 2018 to have folder sets for brushes. Glad to see stroke assist (smoothing) implemented though. Thanks Adobe.