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(This is mainly aimed at digital painters) Being able to detect gaps in line work, and paint/select within the space. As illustrated in the photo. gap_inline-13ab5f86-70c7-4943-8451-ca19741be703-553336287.jpg
It's standard in other programs for years. Something which works perfectly even with just a stack of lines. So why should Photoshop not be able to offer such tools, too?
It's standard in other programs like Clip Studio for years. Something which works perfectly even with just a stack of lines. So why should Photoshop not be able to offer such tools, too?
After working with Procreate on iPad, I feel like there's so much Adobe should take note of. One of them relates to fill options. Procreate has this slick fill option where as you click and drop a color, dragging left or right without lifting the stylus will adjust your fill threshold with live results, allowing you to find the perfect setting without have to adjust numerical values, undoing, and trying again. The paint bucket tool has been long without an update and the addition of this kind of functionality would make the tool more stylus friendly.
At present, there doesn't appear to be any reliable way to modify the paint bucket tool in Photoshop to close gaps or fine-tune tolerance. As an ink & line illustrator, primarily working in rasterised, hand-drawn ink artwork the Photoshop paint bucket tool is of limited use to me. ClipStudio EX Paint, a Korean (photoshop-a-like) application (for Mac OS & iOS) has many useful features for ink & fill that are absent from Photoshop. I use Clipstudio when I can. Unfortunately, Clipstudio Paint EX isn't the most stable software. Regardless, Photoshop could benefit from some of the excellent features in ClipStudio. As you can see I've accidentally filled the colour layer (in Photoshop) with the ink outline- a green ghost line. Of course, undo is an option but the green "ghost" outline might not be spotted on a layer below. This error can leave a faint ghost outline. Many Adobe Community members avoid the paint bucket tool entirely and use a combination of shortcut actions F-Keys to colour and ink artwork. I do this too. There are other ways to mitigate this problem but ClipStudio Paint has this nailed. For the Manga/Graphic Novel and Ink & line artist Photoshop (and Fresco) has no easy solution for this common problem. Clipstudio's paint bucket not only offers fine adjustments of tolerance, area-scaling, and close-gaps but also avoids filling for black lines (or any colour specified) -see photos. Did I mention ClipStudio also has a paint behind and paint inside brush? Time for an update Adobe surely. Clip Studios many paint bucket tools- the paint behind is simular to the Adobe Animate tool