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  1. #1
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    pixels

    Please. Just one tool that controls the pixels, ignoring for a moment that it's "paint". Please. A plain old smudge tool. So I don't have to reopen the painting in other graphics programs over and over to tweak it.

    Call me a philistine, if you will, but that one missing tool keeps ArtRage from being my primary graphics program.

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    Call me ignorant, but what is the difference between what you request, and AR's smudge and smear presets under the knife tool?
    It's not about how many breaths you take; it's about the moments that take your breath away.

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    I know what you mean, nothing compares to smudging in photoshop especially with the wide selection of brushes available.
    Geoff

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    Yeah, I figure the AR brush engines might not leave enough space for a photoshop-like brush set-up. I don't know. I guess I wouldn't mind so much if there was a dry oil brush that did this without pulling colors out that I don't want. Often, I just can't get the oil brushes to do what I want them to do--stuff that I know I could easily do with a real oil brush. I end up using the watercolor tools to compensate when I really don't want to. But if I had a smudge brush that could be customized to various brush heads and levels of smudge I'd be perfectly content. Maybe if there was a good wet oil brush that streaked the paint through the thinner. It's really a problem for me with the way I use layers.

    Naturally, I use the knife tool when I can (and it works fine when I just want to paint thick oil on one layer) but I find controlling the effects to be very difficult. I don't generally want to blur or squish the paint, I just want to push it *precisely* on the pixel level.

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    Thanks for the insight. While I am not familiar with PS, I begin to understand your issue.
    I certainly agree the oil brush has lots of room for improvement.
    It's not about how many breaths you take; it's about the moments that take your breath away.

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