Photoshop needs a floating panel for custom brushes.

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I have hundreds of custom Photoshop brushes. Is there anyway to make a moveable custom pallet of frequently used brushes or last used brushes? Corel Painter has this wonderful feature. It would save me so much time.
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Chris Cox

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Other than the brushes palette?

And Photoshop CC 2014 already has a list of recently used brushes.
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The brushes palette is not a convenient place to find brushes while working, Dayne I believe is requesting an empty panel where you can temporarily place brushes, so you don't have to navigate the (for some users) very large list of brushes. The brushes palette is like throwing your tools back into a sack of all your art supplies, yes they can be arranged, they can be named and found easily enough alphabetically, but scrolling through 2 screens worth of brushes to find one of the 4 you are using for a piece does waste a lot of time.
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Sorry, I was away for a few days. Yes, my Brushes Pallet is filled with far too many brushes to be practical. (I like the simile of the sack of art supplies) I do use quite a few, so don't want to remove them. I would just like a floating pallet of the last few used. (like Corel Painter has) I am using CS6.
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I am currently using CC14, if this feature is in there somewhere it is not apparent to me, the brush palette looks the same as always and none of the brushes i have used today are separated in any way
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Then you are not using CC 2014 (version 15.x), and are probably launching CC (14.x) by mistake. Launch the CC 2014 application to see the recently used brushes list in the brush preset palette and the brush pickers.
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Updated photoshop, but it only went to V14.2.1, and it says I am "up to date" So i still don't see the new hotness, but saw the example of the color picker recent colors list and am excited to see the brush menu whenever I am able to update to the newest version. Thank you for the help and patience.
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That is Photoshop CC. You need to install the new version: Photoshop CC 2014 (aka version 15.x).
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just updated again, a slightly different way, still not quite v15.x ( 20140730.r.148 ) but I see the addition to the brush menu, looks like a nice addition and a step in the right direction.
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Are these comments only for CC? I'm sticking with CS6 for now. I was looking for a work-around or hack for CS^. CC is not in my near future.
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All new features will be going into the current version of the software, which is CC 2014. Photoshop CS6 is already 2 major versions behind.
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I have used the "recent brushes" section of the brush menu all week and have a few comments.

-it is a great start having it added

-the fact that it adds a new brush to the menu each time you change an attribute, (brush size, opacity, etc.) sort of negates it's usefulness. After getting your brush set to how you need it, the menu is now filled with versions of your brush that you don't actually want.

-If it updated the brush instead of adding new instances of it, it would be more useful

-having a menu to drop in only brushes you want (one version of each) would still be the ideal way to handle this topic
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It does not update when you change parameters - but when you USE the brush.
And each new version is a new brush that you may want to go back to.