Photoshop: Finger painting support for touch screen monitors.

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Whaaaaaat.I'm finding it incredibly hard to believe that every graphics program supports using the brush and pen through touch screens EXCEPT for Photoshop, the Queen of them all. Am I really going to have to draw in GIMP?I'm well aware that touch screens aren't nearly as ideal as graphic tablets but really, GIMP even supports pressure sensitivity and Photoshop doesn't support anything?Please, please incorporate this feature, it should have come standard years ago.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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What device do you have? If your stylus supports Windows Ink, like the Surface Pro, it should work fine with Photoshop. Finger painting is not currently supported.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop touch screen support.

I recently bought Photoshop and fund that I could only zoom and rotate using the touchscreen built in to my PC (I have a Lenovo AIO 700 Series) and could only draw with the mouse. I feel this especially odd seeing how During my free trial of Illustrator, I found It had full touchscreen support. I would very much like it for the talented people at Adobe to do the same for Photoshop. 
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Just updated to 2018 and found this issue to still not be resolved! this is crazy! I get that Adobe wants to simplify apps UI and I appreciate that, but please add an option in the preferences to control how touch input is interpreted. 

I am using a Dell XPS 13 and find it frustrating that I cannot use my finger to rough in masks, etc.

These features would be equally helpful in various other apps (lightroom, after effects, etc.)

Please include in the next update!
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Just got a lenovo yoga, how can this basic feature not be supported in photoshop?
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Ena Topić

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same!! can't believe it's not supported...sad
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Is it, really ?? I always thought (when using and demonstrating Photoshop on the MS Surface Studio) that it was just a matter of a setting, which I needed to look-up and set correctly. (The Studio units I present on are always out-of-the-box, and I have not much time to get them up-and-running.) So as I finally took the time to look it up how to edit some images on a Surface Pro by touching, I end up in this thread and read the hilarious news that finger-painting is not supported !
(BTW using the interface with your fingers does work.)

And since the Photoshop Fix, Mix, and Sketch apps are not yet available for Windows, maybe the only tool to doodle in a Photoshop environment, is to download Photoshop Elements. This application is not for free but costs € 60 to 90, so I'm not going to download and test it. (The old Photoshop Express app is only capable of doing some color and lighting corrections.)

Either Adobe is just dragging their feet here, or Microsoft has told them to cut the new MS Paint some slack. The next update will tell...
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Please make it where paint brush will work on touchscreen laptops in photoshop cc....

The paint brush feature works with touchscreen in photoshop elements 2018. 
Why not in CC?