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    Live Mirroring/Symmetry

    One feature I like in Sketchbook Pro (maybe the only feature) is the ability to mirror brush stokes from one side of the canvas to the opposite in real-time while you paint (left to right, top to bottom).

    I'm a concept artist and although most of my work is in perspective and not symmetrical, the initial design work for say..a sword or armor or a character can go much, much quicker when I can build both sides at once of a symmetrical design at once.

    It's also useful for quickly drawing out vanishing lines provided the symmetry line can be manually placed.


    There is a link to an example in the attached PDF file

    Thanks,
    Sam
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    Hey man you are READING MY MIND! I was JUST about to log in and post the exact same request, and lo and behold you just did. So I second that request!
    --LES

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    Point symmetry would be interesting as well. I bet the abstract painters here would love it

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    Yes, a symmetry brush would be great!!!

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    Thumbs up Alchemy does it

    Yeah. Mirror (even just horizontal, pivot on the center) would be great. Perhaps it could be just a layer property.

    Alchemy provides mirror and some very basic painting tools. You might find it useful for coming up with ideas to work on at Artrage till it provides mirror too.

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    Yes Please!

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    I don't use tools like that, but have you tried a plugin or so?

    Here's a free one.I have not tried it out though...
    Just say: "Rage It", because we already know it's art.

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    Thanks hanzz but that is not what we are talking about. What live mirroring/symmetry is, WHILE you are drawing, the line/stroke that is being drawn, is mirrored AT THE SAME TIME on the mirrored plane - whether it's horizontal or vertical.
    --LES

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    Sketchbook Pro has this feature and so does Alchemy

    Live mirroring can be a very powerful tool to have, and I would also very much like to see it in Artrage.

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    I watched the video. It was cool but I can do the same thing by painting half an object, duplicating the layer, transforming the duplicate layer, clicking on the H key and moving it to match the other side.

    Not as sexy but gets the job done

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