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Photoshop Realtime Symmetry

Nov 18, 2009 8:53 AM

Hi there,

i'd like to see a feature that i think has been overlooked for years.

 

Realtime symmetry.

 

The user could set the amount of axes from 1 (straight Mirroring vertically or horizontally)  to many (for radial kaliedescopic effects)

Also the user could set that symmetry to orginate from a particular point, so that it doesn't have to be in the centre of the screen, either by placing a point on a document and then defining the orientation, or using grid/guides as the origin.

 

the use could then begin to paint away on one side/axis and see the paint show up in the reflected side.

Anyone who use Deluxe paint years ago will know what i mean.

 

Thanks

Mark

 
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    Nov 19, 2009 12:20 AM   in reply to winxamitosis2009

    This might be a useful feature for some tasks, but I understand it being neglected so far as Photoshop is geared toward photograph-editing and not painting or graphic so much.

    One question about it is though: Would You expect the mirror images to actually be committed to the active layer or only applied as a kind of »Smart Effect/Layer Style«, so as to allow subsequent editing of the mirror axis’?

     

    The best I could come up with for kaleidoscopic effects is a Script that uses Smart Objects, but that is of course missing the immediacy You are looking for.

     
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    Nov 19, 2009 1:14 PM   in reply to winxamitosis2009

    It's also been in the Photoshop 3D features for years....

     
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    Nov 20, 2009 12:26 AM   in reply to Chris Cox

    Well, that seems to be something I utterly missed, but then I hardly ever use the Photoshop 3D features.

    I have not found anything in that direction with a quick search, so would You mind pointing me further in the right direction?

     
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    Nov 20, 2009 4:00 PM   in reply to winxamitosis2009

    Yes, as part of Photoshop Extended.

     
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    Nov 25, 2009 7:09 AM   in reply to Chris Cox

    I work with Photoshop CS4 Extended, but still I have not been able to locate that feature.

    Could You tell us under what header/tool/whatever we could find it?

     
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    Nov 25, 2009 12:28 PM   in reply to c.pfaffenbichler

    3D -> New Tiled Painting

     

    That should get you started.

     

    You can do any kind of symmetry if you setup the UV coordinates for a simple rectangle then paint on it.

     
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    Nov 25, 2009 11:14 PM   in reply to Chris Cox

    Thanks!

     

    Unfortunately I don’t see how this can include mirroring.

    And quite frankly it seems to be a bit much for my video card anyway.

     
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    Nov 12, 2010 9:47 AM   in reply to winxamitosis2009

    Autodesk Sketchbook Pro has Symmetry that is just perfect, but I wish it had Photoshops tools. If photoshop had this kind of Symmetry it would be sensational!

     
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