Photoshop: Seamless Tool Preset Switching "Window" and "Mode"

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Good day everyone,

My warmest greetings to all of you. But first of all, I want to apologize in advance because my English is pretty bad, however I really like my idea to be implemented or considered at least a useful upgrade for concept artists and speedpainters:
I think it's best to simulate the idea rather than explaining it :

1. After opening necessary resources and setting up a new Canvas, I would open the "Tool preset" window and setup my favorite brushes there. I will instantiate tools such as:

  • Artistic Smudge with -insert more specific settings here- with Shortcut key x assigned

  • Cloudy Eraser tool with -insert more specific settings here- with Shortcut key e assigned

  • Hard square brush tool with Shortcut key v assigned

  • Oily brush tool with Shortcut key y assigned

  • thick-to-thin brush tool with Shortcut key b assigned

  • -more tools- with specific Shortcut keys assigned

2. To call on the brushes , the user will press -insert any available Fkey or ctrl + key here- to enter "Quick Paint"/(or w/e you think it should be called) mode, and the assigned shortcutkeys will be active ,replacing the normal keys temporarily, and then just simply pressing Esc to exit the mode to go back to the normal keys. This way it would avoid any conflicts with the current shortcut keys. It would immediately switch to the assigned tool and with this, you can switch from one brush to another seamlessly!

This idea is not limited to the tools I mentioned of course, it can be applicable to any tool that was defined such as clone stamp, burn, dodge, and many others.

Hope to hear from the staff soon!

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jason cheng

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