PHOTOSHOP - Swatches that are multi colored and Cloned Swatches

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A pop up screen greeted me the other day when I opened Photoshop, asking for suggestions, to enhance the program. I dismissed it because I was in a hurry and need to finish a project. But it occurred to me that there is a function I would love to see in photoshop that I think would raise it to another level and I know would make things easier for me, as an illustrator and for photo restoration.

It would be nice to have a set of preset Swatches that are multi colored pixeles. A Swatch that when is used by the brush tool won’t be a flat color. I don’t know the amount of different colors or shades of color you can pack into each Swatch, but the more the better or anything in between. These can be used to add texture to your project also done right, a person could conceivably create an illustration that could look like a photograph from scratch or help restore damaged photos.

Helping restore photos is also the basis and one of the many uses for the following idea. In the same vein as the previous idea, a Swatch that could be used like the clone tool, but once the selection of colors of the source photo is done then that would be the the only colors that would be used to create the Swatch. I hope you understand the difference between what I just described and the Clone tool as it is now, which is great as it is, but I find it limiting. When I use the Clone tool, If I want a certain color section to fill a larger portion of the photo or another design, it becomes troublesome because as you can imagen the source photo may change color, for example lets say from flesh tone to green as it mimics the curser. I have to keep going back and selecting the same spot over and over until I fill the larger space. Making it so you can save the sampled Swatches would be great as well.

Both ideas have the same premise, the end result would be to create Swatches that are not flat, making it easier to create more texture.

I am sure you have been inundated with ideas by now and probably this will go by the way side, but as someone who uses Photoshop almost every day I have found myself wishing for something like this to make working with the program easier.

Thank you for your time.

Juan Alcantara
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Juan Alcantara

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