7 Replies Latest reply on Jul 17, 2014 11:31 AM by Warunicorn

    Smudge tool darken colors

    hansolocambo Level 1

      This issue have been reported since mid-2012. An Adobe staff in this forum wrote in October 2012 : "this is a known issue, we're working on it". Well 2 years later it is still the same.

      Digital painters use smudge as much as the brushes. It is THE ultimate tool for quick painting. How can a known bug of that importance stay unfixed for two years ? Autodesk is the giant of 3D, Adobe the giant of 2D. Who am I going to ask to get this solved ?

      Ignacio, the Adobe staff who made the above statement said it was due to hardware limitations. Infinite Painter runs on the same OS and they managed pretty well...

      I love Photoshop, I'm now 3D modeling on Android with Spacedraw (cf. First full-featured 3d-modeling software for Android tablets - Polycount Forum) but I still can't make hand-painted textures because of a bug know and "being worked on"...

      Any news on the issue and a possible update that'll fix it soon would be welcome.

      Thanks,

      Hansolocambo

        • 1. Re: Smudge tool darken colors
          Warunicorn Adobe Community Professional

          Wish I could help other than being able to repro.

           

          Autodesk's SketchBook Pro for Android has a smear tool. Ambient Design has a forthcoming Android version of ArtRage in the works too but I don't know what kind of tools it will have for smudginng/smearing.

          • 2. Re: Smudge tool darken colors
            hansolocambo Level 1

            Ambient Design is working on an Artrage for Android ?!?!? Omg *bump*, I'm gonna check on that right now.

            I bought Autodesk Sketchbook also but barely ever used it. Now that you tell me there is a smudge in there I'm gonna have a look again ! Thanks a lot for the info dood. I'm working on 100% made on a smartphone 3D scenes and characters. And I need the right tools.

            I really hope Adobe will find a way to improve Photoshop Touch with a real smudge tool, an emboss modifier, etc. But what they already did is very good. I'm patient and confident in their knowledge when it comes to coding. They'll find a way (?).

            • 3. Re: Smudge tool darken colors
              hansolocambo Level 1

              I check Autodesk Sketchbook Pro and they don't have a smudge tool or anything that looks like it. But their app is really impressive for a company specialised in 3D. I might spend more time on it. Infinite Painter, a bit buggy and slow, have now a move tool that does something "similar" if you play with the parameters. But if you press too much it acts like a pinch. Thing is their move tool seems to blend colors without darkening them... their might be a way !

              So of the 3 drawing apps that I have, none have a smudge tool. Which is scary. It seems that transparency is definitely a complex (nothing is impossible to code) thing to code. I'm sure the brains behind Unreal Engine would say it's doable.

              Let's wait and hope. But without that, the future of drawing apps on Android is seriously compromised.

              • 4. Re: Smudge tool darken colors
                Warunicorn Adobe Community Professional

                The smudge brush in SketchBook Pro is on the 4th page of brushes; upper left corner.

                 

                I heard about ArtRage for Android in the official forum from the developer. They didn't blab any details other that they're working on it. That was about a few weeks ago.

                • 5. Re: Smudge tool darken colors
                  hansolocambo Level 1

                  Wow you're right I missed it. Thanks so much Warunicorn, this saves me from abandoning the idea of 100% 3d scenes made with a phone. I played with Sketchbook for the last hour and this soft is definitely a winner for the moment.

                  Ambient Design will have trouble recoding Artrage on such an alien operating system. But Android is full of good surprises and I'm sure their app will be one of them.

                  I go back to my hand painted textures studies. Thanks again !!

                  • 6. Re: Smudge tool darken colors
                    Cedarlili

                    Oh, super, I just got that and was wanting a smudge tool. Which I can't find on PS at all… is there one? I've used GIMP for years and have a chance to play with PS for a while. But it's frustrating spending 15 minutes just looking for familiar tools.

                    • 7. Re: Smudge tool darken colors
                      Warunicorn Adobe Community Professional

                      Cedarlili wrote:

                       

                      Oh, super, I just got that and was wanting a smudge tool. Which I can't find on PS at all… is there one? I've used GIMP for years and have a chance to play with PS for a while. But it's frustrating spending 15 minutes just looking for familiar tools.

                      In desktop Photoshop or Photoshop Touch? Both have a smudge tool, but the Touch version is a bit wonky at the moment (as noted above).

                       

                      The smudge tool in Touch is located next to the Blur tool (tap and hold to select it); similarly, it's in the set of tools with the Blur and Sharpen Tools in desktop Photoshop.