P: Mirror Paint/Symmetric/Seamless Tile Paint Function

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Explorer ,
Sep 29, 2011 Sep 29, 2011

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Photoshop could use a interactive Mirror Paint and Seamless edge/border painting function. Painter has had this feature for about 10 years now.

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Adobe Employee , Sep 13, 2021 Sep 13, 2021
Mirror/Symmetry painting is now supported in Photoshop: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/paint-symmetry.html
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Adobe Employee , Oct 18, 2017 Oct 18, 2017
Mirror/Symmetry painting is now supported in Photoshop CC. See: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/whats-new.html

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Advisor ,
Mar 19, 2012 Mar 19, 2012

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"Photoshop could use a interactive Mirror Paint and Seamless edge/border painting function"

Quoted for agreement. The offset filter is well past it's sell by date.

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LEGEND ,
Mar 29, 2012 Mar 29, 2012

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A function in photoshop so when you draw at one side it make geometry on other side to at the same time

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New Here ,
Apr 01, 2012 Apr 01, 2012

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How do the dev's think about adding this great functionality:


a dragable guideline, which copies every stroke you do onto the other side, enabling the famous mirror-painting.


To further enhance this you could also use Kaleidoscope painting, where you can set how many segments should be mirrored.


Corel's Painter 12 features this, and it's amazing.


this video explains it pretty well:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8vYbs...


Photoshop definitely needs this!

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New Here ,
Apr 01, 2012 Apr 01, 2012

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Hey guys, looks like we missed out on getting this feature. Its not in CS6.

only populist features like VIDEO EDITING!? Don't you already have 2 other programs to do that?

Why not split the effects in Photoshop off into a separate app, it can be like what after effects is to Premiere pro, a missing limb.

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New Here ,
Apr 02, 2012 Apr 02, 2012

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so, any awnser from the dev's?

is there any hope or possibility that this time we will see this added?

please don't make us have to rely on other programs capable of this until CS7 or later.

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LEGEND ,
Apr 02, 2012 Apr 02, 2012

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There's always a possibility, but for legal reasons we can't say much about unannounced versions of software.

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LEGEND ,
Apr 11, 2012 Apr 11, 2012

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I too requested a similar feature, that would go hand in hand with this request.

http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...

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New Here ,
Apr 12, 2012 Apr 12, 2012

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please give us mirror-painting....

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LEGEND ,
May 03, 2012 May 03, 2012

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More and more people use photoshop for digital painting, and these people need the real-time mirroring like in Alchemy. It is very useful and would make Alchemy superfluous.

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Community Beginner ,
May 24, 2012 May 24, 2012

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Please add a mirror brush (or options for making such a tool). This would be a brush which can be set on an axis point to draw in symmetry from the number of points specified. (This functionality is available in such products as Inkscape and Krita, but not Photoshop.)

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LEGEND ,
Aug 08, 2012 Aug 08, 2012

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mirror painting is useful for character front side design. kaleidoscope painting is useful for pattern design.

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LEGEND ,
Aug 26, 2012 Aug 26, 2012

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I need a mirrored live painting feature like corel painter. not a duplicate then rotate after that overlay /multiply or any damn useless technique.

I want it.

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New Here ,
Aug 26, 2012 Aug 26, 2012

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This is the 2nd most popular Photoshop idea!
(behind "Add a Glyphs panel")

Put the lightroom content in another forum.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 27, 2012 Aug 27, 2012

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New Here ,
Aug 27, 2012 Aug 27, 2012

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You're right, Its 3rd. i missed that in the sea of non-photoshop things!

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LEGEND ,
Aug 29, 2012 Aug 29, 2012

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I agree with this suggestion. Photoshop just has parts of it that need to catch up big time. Good suggestion OP.

Not likely they will ever be implemented, Instead we'll get Dazzleing features that impress photohipsters with 1 click button magic tricks.

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Explorer ,
Aug 29, 2012 Aug 29, 2012

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Yup. They are too big now. Slow, unable to be flexible.They do not know what to implement, fix or improve– so they ask the community. However, they listen to all of the non-pro monkeys.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 29, 2012 Aug 29, 2012

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»Instead we'll get Dazzleing features that impress photohipsters with 1 click button magic tricks.«
Well, some of the features you might have meant may hardly be relevant to professionals but still are impressive achievements programming-wise.
One CS6 feature that annoys me is »Color Theme« – it seems unnecessary to me and has ruined a formerly good Keyboard Shortcut.

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LEGEND ,
Nov 16, 2012 Nov 16, 2012

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It's such a basic and important thing. Seamless backgrounds are back in style and can be found almost everywhere on the web again. I still have to do them manually or use 3rd party software. Come on, Adobe. It ́s such a simple thing to do and I don't really need such a fancy shmancy stuff like the "oil painting" filter which does a really bad job of creating an "oil" painting anyway. Are you trying to appeal to rich hobbyists who want to turn photos of their dogs into "oil" paintings? Leave that to the plugin makers and developers of playful photo editing software with names like "Magix". Web developers would surely love a simple seamless tile creation functionality. If you don't give it PS, at least implement it inside Fireworks. It's incredible that a software like Fireworks doesn't support it.

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LEGEND ,
Nov 18, 2012 Nov 18, 2012

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As a painter, I love Corel Painters new symmetry tool. Even ZBrush offers it inside its painting feature, so why doesn't the grandmother of all image editing software do as well? It would be super useful for things like sketching and it would also be a great addition to the liquify filter when trying to come up with concepts for creatures etc.

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LEGEND ,
Dec 28, 2012 Dec 28, 2012

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How about a "Symmetry Tool"? The user specifies boundaries, horizontal line and center line, then Photoshop aligns all paired shapes (using edges?) therein to perfect symmetry.

For instance, I have one eye visibly lower than the other. The Symmetry Tool would handle the work of aligning the eyes in perfect symmetry.

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LEGEND ,
Feb 03, 2013 Feb 03, 2013

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good happy

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New Here ,
Feb 13, 2013 Feb 13, 2013

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This is a simple idea, but one that Photoshop still doesn't have.

A Mirror Brush.

The function:

Select Brush
Command Click, to draw a line.
Now everything you paint on one side of the line is mirrored on the other.

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LEGEND ,
Mar 18, 2013 Mar 18, 2013

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I use Photoshop alot as painting tool for various purposes,
but what i'm looking for is a mirror-tool:
not simply one that mirrors in the middle of the screen (you can find plugins for that)
but what I'm dying for is a something like the lets say the line tool-

you draw an straight vector line across the canvas and everything gets mirrored along that axis- preferably realtime
(-in fact i think i can't be the only one with such an idea)

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LEGEND ,
Jul 13, 2013 Jul 13, 2013

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Any news in photoshop cc for the symmetry tool ?
Currently,I d loved switch to artrage for the great symmetry tool .. T_T

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