Please make it where paint brush will work on touchscreen laptops in photoshop cc

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

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I don't use Elements, but I tried looking in online Help for PSE so I'd understand what you're talking about, and I couldn't find anything about using a touchscreen for painting. Could you elaborate? Are you wanting to paint with your finger like we all do on our phones and tablets? 

If that's what you're looking for there are a number of very inexpensive programs that paint with touch devices and your finger. Photoshop's desktop brushes are designed so professional artists can make the most of their pressure-sensitive tools, and fingers don't fit that role easily.

So if you wouldn't mind describing just what you want a bit more fully, perhaps someone here from Adobe could explain why or why not they might consider making this a feature in PS.
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I have a HP Pavilion x360 convertible laptop. I downloaded the trial versions for adobe photoshop elements 2018 and photoshop cc from the website and in tablet mode using the touchscreen the elements works but the cc does not. 
What I mean by works is using the paint brush feature on the touchscreen. I really like elements too. 

What very inexpensive programs that paint with touch devices and your finger are you suggesting? I use a stylus though. 

And I am a professional artist. Ink and watercolor. I'm just trying out working with a pc.
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So you're saying you just want to be able to use the brush tool when in touch screen mode on your PC laptop (a lot like Surface, I take it?) to paint, but you'll be using a stylus for painting, and that PSE allows for that, but PS doesn't? I couldn't find anything on their site about that. I'm on a Mac and have no such option on an iPad. but I do know that PSE has often been the proving ground for features that are later added to, and often enhanced for, PS.

> What very inexpensive programs that paint with touch devices and your finger are you suggesting? I use a stylus though. >

I'm not suggesting that in place of PSE or PS you use one of the many apps designed for touch screen devices (phones, tablets), although many professional artists do have fun starting with some of these little apps, painting with their fingers, then moving over to the desktop to finish up. And of course, some such as Procreate, are closer to professional than amateur, and do work with styli. Your professional talent and skill is useful even with apps originally designed purely for fun for the whole family.  '-} 

Me, I'm waiting for PS to come to the iPad the way Affinity Photo has done. I'm sure if it does, they'll be able to work with Apple's pen, or some other similar input device. In the meantime, Adobe does have some limited (but free) mobile device apps you could look at, but you wouldn't want to use them as more than a starting point for your professional art as others do, bringing it to the desktop for completion.

You might look here to see if you can find an Adobe workflow between tablet and desktop that suits your way of working, and I'm afraid I have no idea if these are suited to your HP or not:

https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/catalog/mobile.html?promoid=KRUVO
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Yeah the only reason I posted anything here in the first place is that I chatted customer service to make sure I didn't just have a setting wrong or something. When they told me the option wasn't available I thought that was too bad for artist like me that wanted to see how the paint flowed on the computer somewhat before going out and buying a Wacom tablet. The customer service agent then pointed me in this direction to request the feature for others in the future. I just used my mouse but it would be a nice feature to have for the trial version. Luckily though it does work in elements anyway which is weird to me.
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I don't use nor like touchscreens but what's new in the organizer interface is that you can take advantage of touch screens to:
- edit directly in the organizer in the Instand edit mode. See the pdf doc:
https://helpx.adobe.com/pdf/elements-organizer_reference.pdf
page 61

Or you can create your queries for finding files in the catalog in the new search dialog.
'Using smart tags'  page 123...

I don't know for the paint brush?

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