Drawing and Painting in Photoshop Touch

Creative Painting in Photoshop Touch

As far as I know, Photoshop Touch offers much the same wide range of tools, whether you have a tablet, phablet or phone, whether Apple or Android.

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Painting in Photoshop Touch. Tower.

Of course, like its famous desktop counterpart, Photoshop Touch is not really made for painting. Photoshop Touch is a photo editor for mobile tablets and phones.

All the same, sneak behind the scenes and it’s surprising what you find in this really rather amazing application.

Hunt out the basic Photoshop Touch paintbrush and you don’t find anything fancy. Just a standard circular brush tip dab.

* Correction added in June 2014. Things are really looking up! You now have a menu of 24 brush tips Рchisel, flat, spray and other kinds of fancy. More about the new Touch brushes here.

In addition you can vary not only brush size and opacity. There are sliders for Hardness and Flow.

* Other sliders now allow you to adjust vertical and horizontal spacing. (Horizontal spaces your brush marks out like a string of beads. Vertical allows your mark to jump up and down.) 

Choose Edge Aware and your brush will obligingly stick within a boundary you are tracing. This is very useful, particularly if you’re using a blunt instrument like your finger or a squashy stylus. If you’re lucky enough to have a pressure sensitive stylus, you can choose whether stylus pressure influences size, transparency – or both or neither. Continue reading Drawing and Painting in Photoshop Touch