Photoshop: Mixer Brush sampled colors should rotate along with the brush

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With the Wacom Art Pen, it's great to rotate the brush and get more control over your paintstroke. I noticed that when I use the mixer brush and I have sampled the colors from an area of my image (this can be done with the Load Solid Colors Only setting disabled), and when I have Angle Control set to Rotation under Brush - Shape Dynamics, it doesn't really behave as one would expect.

When the Angle Control is set to something like Pen Pressure or Initial Direction, the results are as expected. The sampled colors will be laid down on the canvas depending on how the brush direction follows the stroke. However when I use my Wacom Art Pen and rotate the brush in preparation for the next stroke - this will not affect how the colors get laid down. Whatever color is at the top of the Sampled Colors swatch will be at the top and whatever is at the bottom will remain on the bottom, regardless of how you rotate the brush. This is slightly counter-intuitive, if you are trying to emulate the way that you'd pick up colors on your brush in real life. In real life you can load your paintbrush with various colors and you can choose how you lay them down by turning your paintbrush.

I have to mention that the Color Swatch rotation still occurs when I start my brushstroke and rotate the brush during the brushstroke.

My feature request would be to have Photoshop take into account my Brush Rotation at the moment of sampling a color combination from the canvas, and then as I change the rotation by turning my Wacom Art Pen, it would also rotate the color information in the Color Swatch. This would be independent of whether I am actually making any brushstrokes. Thanks.

Edit: After more testing, I noticed that the Color Swatch doesn't really seem to be affected by the Angle Control at all.

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Peeter Maimik

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