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Photoshop needs an all-encompassing update in my opinion.

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Nov 13, 2022 Nov 13, 2022

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I think there are two things Clip Studio Paint has over Photoshop that keeps comic artists away, other than the paid plan, it's more advaced brush settings and the 3D model library.


Anyone with Blender could easily replicate the 3D models, but it irks me that we don't have the option for a sort of built-in brush ink bleed. I attached an image of what I'm talking about. It's a panel from a Batman comic being inked by Ryan Benjamin, and you can find the full video on YT.


You see how at the end of each stroke, there's that blob of ink? That makes it feel so natural.

So basically, I want that.

But I think there's a more ambitious idea to be had.


Photoshop is the sort of all-encompassing program that everyone has. It has a timeline for animation, a video editor, and brushes, but it's not really leaning into it. It CAN edit videos, it CAN animate, and it CAN paint, but it's not really the best at it.


Of course, that's probably by design. Adobe wants to sell their other products. You can't entirely blame them for not trying to improve the animation side of a program that isn't built for it, when they have a mostly functional Animate CC.


And I think that's where Photoshop could improve drastically. Double down on the other, secondary uses. Give people more incentive to get the newest version of Photoshop if it has a more animate cc-like timeline with better frames (perthaps an "animator's" layout), and more brush options like auto-ink bleed, and of course, fix the timeline.


It sort of build on the idea of "Photoshop can do anything", which is true until you start making something super specific. A world where Photoshop could actually do anything is a good world I think.


I don't think it would take away from the other adobe products, either. You could always say "yeah, Photoshop can't add live 3D motion capture, that's what After Effects is for" or "Yeah you can't add symbols, that's what Animate is for." I think the other Adobe products aren't lost from this updatem is what I'm trying to say.


Anyways, shooting for the freaking stars here, but whatever.



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