P: Change Brush Size using Pen Tilt

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LEGEND ,
Aug 30, 2013 Aug 30, 2013

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Hi,

Changing the brush size by leaning the pen (i.e. the more inclined the pen, the bigger the brush size) is a common feature in PAINTING software, which Photoshop lacks, and would be very welcomed by the painting crowd.

I've used a similar feature on Painter 11, MyPaint 1.0 and Gimp 2.8.6, and I find it really useful, since it allows a faster and less stressful access to a HIGHLY REPETITIVE TASK.

Thanks for your attention,
Antonio.

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LEGEND ,
Aug 30, 2013 Aug 30, 2013

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Addendum:

1. I understand that Photoshop already implements several ways of changing the brush FORM by tilting the pen ("Tilt Scale" and "Brush Projection", on "Shape Dynamics"; and "Airbrush tip", "Bristle tip", or "Erodible tip", on "Brush Tip Shape"); however, none of these features allows to JUST CHANGE THE SIZE of the brush.

2. Since version 7, Photoshop's UI (as well as its documentation) suggest that this functionality is possible by selecting "Pen tilt" in the "Size"/"Control" list, on the "Shape Dynamics" section of the "Brush" window, but, alas: that only enables the "Tilt Scale" slider, and behaves otherwise as if the "Pen Pressure" option had been selected.

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LEGEND ,
Aug 31, 2013 Aug 31, 2013

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This man speaks the true!

I like this idea!!

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LEGEND ,
Sep 01, 2013 Sep 01, 2013

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I concur. This man speaks the truth.

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LEGEND ,
Sep 02, 2013 Sep 02, 2013

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Also, there's no need to make any changes to Photoshop's user interface, since the option has been there for a decade, in the Brush window:

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LEGEND ,
Sep 10, 2013 Sep 10, 2013

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One more thing: this change would also make consistent photoshop's actual operation with the current version of the manual (ADOBE® PHOTOSHOP Help and tutorials June 2013 / Adding dynamic elements to brushes / Brush shape dynamics / Size Jitter and Control), which states:

"Pen Pressure, Pen Tilt, Stylus Wheel Varies the size of brush marks between the initial diameter and the minimum diameter based on the pen pressure, pen tilt, or position of the pen thumbwheel."

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LEGEND ,
Sep 22, 2013 Sep 22, 2013

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I would appreciate if someone could clarifiy if this issue should be classified as a problem instead of an idea (since both the user interface and the documentation are in contradiction with the actual operation of the software).

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LEGEND ,
Nov 24, 2013 Nov 24, 2013

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agreed
have the same problem with a Cintiq 13 HD and Photoshop CS 6 on Mac

apparently this bug exists at least since CS 2 independent of the digitizer used which is an utter embarrassment for Adobe

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LEGEND ,
Nov 22, 2015 Nov 22, 2015

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Wow, this still hasn't been fixed.

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LEGEND ,
Jun 10, 2017 Jun 10, 2017

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Still having this issue.

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LEGEND ,
Jun 10, 2017 Jun 10, 2017

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Still having this issue

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 13, 2021 Jan 13, 2021

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you speak the truth...I need photoshop for work but it's just so far behind pretty much all other drawing programs

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 06, 2022 Jan 06, 2022

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HOLY F.. ITs been 10 years now

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New Here ,
May 08, 2022 May 08, 2022

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Nothing done yet. Photo shop, I guess that Adobe is targeting photography users only.

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