New Brush Chooser:
The current way we choose brushes in the photoshop interface
could really use an overhaul. The main pain point for me is the amount
of time it takes to select a new brush.
I have about 200 brushes I use. There's currently two ways to organize
First is flat earth. I have a single brush file that contains all 200
brushes. If I do this, when I right click I get a huge wall of brushes
(possibly larger than the entire screen), and now I have to move my
mouse quite a distance and do a lot of visual hunting to find the brush
I'm after. Try operating a computer file system with no folders for
awhile and you'll get the idea. There's a reason we have folders in an
OS. And that's why I want to see brush groups.
The second technique is to take similar brushes (clouds, rocks, trees,
etc) and put them into separate brush files. This is similar to layer
groups (or file folders). But the issue is the amount of time it takes
to switch to a new brush file to access a different category of brush.
You need to either go to replace brushes, which is quite a number of
clicks, or you need to move to the location of the brushes palette
where you can switch between brush files, both of these break your
workflow because you now have to go find a palette somewhere else in
the interface rather than having it your tools where you want to paint
your brush stroke.
Here's my proposed system:
The system I show above allows for quick access to brushes, either
through hotkeys or by setting up a simple visual hierarchy that allows
you to categorize and then move your mouse less to get the brush you
want. That would make selecting your brush much quicker which means you
can paint faster.
Thanks To David Levy for some of the ideas shown above.
If you agree with this wish, please go and VOTE
for it on the official Photoshop Wishlist. The top voted wishes will be
considered for future versions of the software.
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