P: Lazy Mouse (Brush stroke smoothing)

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LEGEND ,
Feb 07, 2012 Feb 07, 2012

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A lazy mouse feature in PS would be great. (like the one in Zbrush)

There is an external program called Lazy Nezumi, but this only 'works' on PC, & not on Mac (sadface)

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Adobe Employee , Oct 18, 2017 Oct 18, 2017
Photoshop CC now supports brush smoothing. Details here: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/whats-new.html

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New Here ,
Feb 23, 2016 Feb 23, 2016

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Check this out! Hej Stylus! a Lazy Nezumi equivalent for Mac, coming very soon! http://hejstylus.com, thanks to Eilert Janßen and to Patrick Deen (maker of the awesome Animators Toolbar add-on for Photoshop) for letting me know about it 🙂

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LEGEND ,
Mar 08, 2016 Mar 08, 2016

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Great news. Thanks for sharing...

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LEGEND ,
Apr 07, 2016 Apr 07, 2016

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I'm going to try this this weekend. If this works, it will be awesome 😄

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LEGEND ,
Apr 07, 2016 Apr 07, 2016

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no trial though. I would like to see how it works and if I like it before unloading 12 euros on it.there are various types of stabilization, Im not so sure I like the type this software uses.

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LEGEND ,
Apr 07, 2016 Apr 07, 2016

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I know, but this feature is important to me, so I'm willing to risk it. I'll share my experience if you like 🙂

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LEGEND ,
Apr 07, 2016 Apr 07, 2016

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that'd be great, thanks 🙂

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 07, 2016 Apr 07, 2016

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I picked up a surface Pro 4 back in December and have been using lazy mouse with it. I wish they made it four Macintosh too since that is my primary workstation. I cannot say enough good things about the software is hard to believe that it's an ad on. Adobe should give him a bunch of million dollars and built it in.

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LEGEND ,
Apr 08, 2016 Apr 08, 2016

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I tested this rather quickly last night and it works as advertised. The lines I get are much smoother, especially the longer lines that are drawn slowly. This is a huge benefit I think, because my strokes look really bad normally when I go slow. This gives me more accuracy. There is however, some more lag, and much less responsive when I draw smaller lines like small circles. Then I have to go REALLY slow to let the calculation catch up. My computer is not super-powerful, and the image I tested on had a high resolution (3400 px X 3400 px). I suppose there will be less lag with a more powerful computer or a smaller image, but I haven't tested this.

There are 4 (or 5, I can't remember) standard settings and a slider which control how much smoothing is being calculated. I found it work best at the 250-setting. Disabling the smoothing requires a left-click on the symbol in Finders menu-bar, so it's really easy toggling between on/off smoothing.

An annoying bug is that the brush-size slider (and keyboard shortcut with alt+ctrl and clicking/dragging) doesn't work properly when Hej stylus is activated. I had to manually type in brush-size or click on the slider to change size. I did get the keyboard shortcut to work, but it jumps around a bit. This is my biggest gripe with this (at least so far). But doing line-work that's supposed to look like ink, I don't really change the brush size that often, I do that a lot more when painting.

Of course I can't say if this is something that will be used in the long run, and I definitely need to test this on some proper artwork before I can sing it's praises. But these are my "right out of the box"-experiences 🙂

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New Here ,
Apr 08, 2016 Apr 08, 2016

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Hey Catherine, thanks for reviewing Hej Stylus! Your comments are noted and I'll put it on the future features list. I also see what I can do about a demo. @bridgette: I can give you a refund if you don't like it. 😉 Cheers, Eilert

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LEGEND ,
Apr 08, 2016 Apr 08, 2016

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I think that's wise, I think more people would consider your program if they had a chance to test it first 🙂 And this is something we've all missed, so I'm really looking forward to using this in future artwork. Good job - and thank you! 🙂

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New Here ,
Apr 08, 2016 Apr 08, 2016

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I know - but I liked the idea of making this public as soon as possible. Niceties vs. Necessaries - some fancy things had to fall- but they aren't off the table. Hej Stylus! is 1 day out now. I'm looking forward hearing your feedback. Everybody approaches his/her work differently - share your thoughts - or drop me a line. Cheers, E

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 20, 2016 Apr 20, 2016

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Hej Stylus! works pretty amazing i must say. It might not have all the settings as lazy nitsumi, but after testing it, i must say, that this is the holy grail for all mac photoshop illustrators!
i am SUPERHAPPY: Eilert made my day.
And the pricing for the brushes on top are supercool: i just bought them all:)

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Mentor ,
Apr 21, 2016 Apr 21, 2016

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A stroke stabilizer is built into just about any other bitmap drawing and painting software I am aware of:
- Krita
- Sai
- ClipStudio
- Photoline
- OpenToonz
- AZDrawing
- MyPaint
- Gimp
- AD Sketch

And so on. Photoshop is most conspicuously missing in this list, and users have been asking for years and years for such as feature.

Well, there are two plugins now that "fix" this. But it should really be part of Photoshop's brush engine.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 11, 2017 Jan 11, 2017

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It would be nice to have a "Smoothing" option to auto-correct brush strokes. I use the Lazy Nezumi extension, but it's only for PC and I primarily use Mac. Manga Studio has smoothing and think it would be a great feature for Photoshop. Thanks. 

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LEGEND ,
Jan 11, 2017 Jan 11, 2017

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A stabilizer? or a Fade out tool? Gimp has this tool where no matter how crazy you draw your lines they always "fade out" or have resistance so the lines wont look super scribbly and creates nice smooth line. I would LOVE for that too to be in photoshop. If it's not already. Paint tool sai has something similar where it creates nice smooth lines especially helpful for those with unsteady hands.

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Contributor ,
Oct 18, 2017 Oct 18, 2017

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I notice that photoshop brush option there is smoothing, but it doesnt seem like it really even does anything noticeable. Why not make use of that option and expand it. Give the user the option to auto smooth they're strokes like you can in flash. You can make a slider that chooses how much smoothness and how little.

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New Here ,
Oct 18, 2017 Oct 18, 2017

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I'd love to see a stabilizer feature for the Brush tool added. Let's make this happen for an update! Please!!!
I'm a illustrator who jumps back and forth from Photoshop and illustrator. Having a stabilizer for the brush tool would be fantastic!

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 18, 2017 Oct 18, 2017

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Photoshop CC now supports brush smoothing. Details here: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/whats-new.html

Senior Product Manager - Customer Advocacy - Digital Imaging

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