MAKING PHOTOSHOP PAINTING FAST – Tutorial

MAKING PHOTOSHOP PAINTING FAST - Tutorial



my friends my name is Bhadra Dante let's talk about making Photoshop fast anytime I compare any program on this channel to Photoshop I end up saying that Photoshop is faster but thing is it's not exactly easy to make Photoshop really fast as fast as it can be and there are a couple of reasons for that so let's cover that so right now I reset all the settings to the worst case and I'll show you the problem that I'm having I hope the recording will be fast enough so right now I'm gonna make a stroke this document is four thousand by five and a half thousand and this is the speed of the stroke I have it's like really slow and the problem is these are kind of like big strokes at the moment and if we zoom in if I'll make it a lot smaller it will still have a certain lag now this doesn't necessarily happen on your system if you have a decent Nvidia card of this millennia it's gonna work pretty normal with default settings on the first stage of the problem but I'm using the Wacom Cintiq tablet the companion 2 and it has the internal Intel graphics card and it's really slow so we can't rely on it all that much a big portion of the processing should go to the CPU so we have to change some of the balance in the Preferences in the performance tab so first of all we of course don't turn off the use the graphics processor because otherwise we're gonna miss some cool features but what we have to do is we move to the basic level that's one thing that works when you have really like lame graphics card that is a part of a motherboard now the other stuff is contrary to what it says in the description here even if you work with huge resolutions the way I do you still shouldn't work with a lot of cash novels and actually have to move it to the minimum now in the latest versions of Photoshop this thing is gonna reset to two levels after I restart Photoshop apparently they decided to force it to at least two levels but really the last levels you use the better it works if you have a lame graphics card and the second thing is the cache tile size also minimum size what the cache style size means is when you're making a stroke it will be changing the image right so right now I'm making a stroke and each time like even if I'm making stroke like this you see it's still kind of leggy even though it's like insanely small it's kind of can't really reach my cursor it's not real-time that's because every time I update the canvas it has to update a pretty big square around the place that I changed that's what the cache style size is in the sense this is the minimum square that graphics card will be updating every time I change anything on the canvas now big tile size sounds like a cool idea if you have a powerful graphics card and you work with huge resolutions and you're changing like really big strokes in that case it will be working with big pieces at a time therefore it will be working faster when changing huge pieces of their image but when you have a lame graphics card it's gonna be slow anyway it's just that it will also be slow when it's gonna be working with small strokes so we'll lower down everything to basic one cache level that will reset to two and 128 kilo bytes or bits I don't know for the cache size now we restart Photoshop and now we're having a much quicker brush stroke especially noticeable when we are at a very small size it's probably not catching it on the video because video is recording at 30 or even 25 FPS but obviously the stroke right now is appearing at 60fps so the update is super fast when the brushstroke is small which is really important because small brushstrokes is mostly what you're gonna work with you work with big strokes only in the beginning of the image and then mostly you work with smaller pieces putting some details on so this is a huge difference now legs don't end here there's another horrible thing that is connected to Windows 10 10 8 and 7 all the latest windows cysts have this problem and that problem is called Windows ink now right now I have Windows ink turned on and it's working the way it would usually work for anyone who's using Photoshop without any special settings so as you can see we're reset to 2 cache levels but everything else where it's the way it's supposed to huh now apparently there is a problem the problem with the fact that I won't be able to show you the lag because apparently after you fix it once you can't make it bad again so I won't be able to show you the problem but I can show you the solution you can check it on your own system and you'll see that lag the problem of Windows Inc is that it was supposed to be a system that has setup for using the interface the buttons and everything in the system but sadly it still works while you paint and it's creating one nasty problem now I want to point out though this is not the kind of problem you can solve by tweaking the settings in pan and touch I mean turning off flicks and reducing the time of press and hold helps a lot but it doesn't remove all the lag the thing I'm talking about right now is unfixable with standard settings and again you're not gonna see it in my system but whenever you're making a stroke you can see how whenever like I'm tapping right now and it's already painting immediately like it's no lag absolutely immediate appearance of the stroke it feels very natural like the moment I touch it it's like a wet paint you immediately create a mark on the surface and I'm not talking about the build up setting because build up creates a spot when you're not moving the brush at all like this but even if you would have it on it would create one copy of this pattern and then there would be like a bit of a step like 10 pixel step that is created by Windows to separate the difference between a swipe and the pressing on the button or something so the system would understand do you want to press a button or like swipe it down for whatever reason so to segregate those two types of gestures it creates this a little bit of a step you can notice that if you open Photoshop and try to make strokes and really pay attention to the way they appear in the beginning you'll see that you won't be able to create such tiny strokes now there used to be a solution to this on Windows 7 as far as I remember I could fix it by turning off use Windows Inc and Photoshop settings in Wacom tablet properties you turn it off that will create a problem that as you can see right now that brush pattern doesn't turn because the tilt is off and also the pressure sensitivity is off I can't press lightly or anything so right now no windows ink means my pan turned into a mouse and in Windows 7 to solve this problem in case you are using Windows 7 as some people still do what you do is you right-click on your Photoshop X a file or whatever like the link to it and you go to compatibility and you use compatibility mode for I don't remember not even Vista but there was Windows XP so you're using that and in that case your tablet will not use Windows Inc at all because there was no such thing in Windows XP so that worked and it worked perfectly there was no lag now by the way another huge problem of this lag if in Stros is not that big of a deal whenever you're using liquify that's where the real problem happens right now as you can see it can easily change the size of the brush and move everything around really fast no lag whatsoever it's like super fast but in the newest versions of Photoshop like this one when you don't have to fix the one that I can turn off now if this would be a nightmare there's some kind of glitch going on when the brush pattern that you are seeing right now the preview starts passing around on the screen and you can't really move the image the way I do like if you move it not long enough it will snap back like it cancels the stroke if it's not big enough so that was a nightmare like liquify couldn't handle it well at all so right now we turned off Windows Inc and it's all like this so in Windows 7 compatibility mode worked fine but actually there would be a bit of a problem with that because I think if you're using compatibility mode sooner or later Photoshop starts lagging after like ten minutes of working you'll notice that it starts slowing down especially when you're trying to use the save as dialog or any Windows Explorer dialog from Photoshop it starts loading super slowly so maybe you should avoid using the compatibility mode now how to actually make the tablet work as a tablet without Windows ink we close Photoshop we open notepad don't worry it's super simple you type in hashtag use win tab which is apparently the alternative way of processing the strokes of a tablet or something before window sync existed there was wind tap whatever that is and the second line would be use system stylus zero so this kind of thing you can copy the lines from the description now you save this file as txt file with a specific name and the specific name is PS user config in the description so here we go we created this tiny txt file with two lines in it now let's put it in Photoshop settings folder first things first you go to this folder in the system folder users then the name of your user and then app data it's important to type it in because it's an invisible folder so we get here we'll see these three folders in here we go in roaming Adobe Adobe Photoshop your version and then your version settings and we drop this file in here you can see I already have it you don't have it so this is it that's all you do you turn off windows ink in Wacom settings you create this tiny txt file and you drop it in the settings folder that's it then you start Photoshop again and you won't have any lag I wish I would be able to show you the lag but for some reason Photoshop doesn't want to go back to the leg apparently even when I remove this file at all from the settings folder this was like a huge problem it was really unpleasant looking and pleasant feeling and I only recently discovered the way to make it work without Windows Inc in Windows 10 so this was a really cool discovery okay now these are main tricks to make Photoshop work fast one other thing and that is not really a technical thing more about your artistic choices but don't use too dense brushes don't do the way I did a very short time ago I used to have all the brushes super-dense like everything had 1% step because the brush patterns are super like you see their pattern is very sharp not blurry at all with very specific details and when you are having a very small step you can create this effect of like there are lines appearing and it feels kind of like actual brushstroke with bristles and all especially it's well noticeable in aikido brush you can see how I'm making a stroke and it's actually creating these lines inside of the stroke and if you have a bigger step you will see kind of like these steps going on and this looks lame but the thing is having no lag in the stroke and that is about any program any program will lag with 1% step well not one percent sometimes 1% means a lot but the spacing when you don't see any steps I don't know any program that wouldn't lag on a decent resolution if you can go real-time you better do that you can sacrifice all kinds of quality for your brush stroke the real time factor is way more important because the thing is the big strokes that you do in the beginning to create the base for your image it's totally fine when they're nasty like that because you'll still cover them up with smaller strokes and then smaller strokes and guess what when they are small enough the step kind of disappears that's how brushes work I don't know apparently they are kind of like disappearing in the resolution or something but even the brushes with a big spacing you won't see any upon them when they're small so the point is don't be afraid of nasty artificially looking like digital looking brushes with big strokes it's totally fine just because it won't really affect the results you'll still cover it up and the ability in working without any lag is way way more important so yeah nothing is supposed to be an obstacle between you and your IDs Oh mate that spacing big also a good idea to use brushes with direction in Shea dynamics if you use angle you use direction angle meaning the brush pattern will be rotating like a car in the direction of which you are painting in this case you can get away with a lot of nasty huge steps and the brush will be like really fast this is one of my favorite brushes by the way it creates a pretty solid sharp edge and it's really really fast this right now is a huge brush this is a hundred percent on a very dense screen like in 72 points per inch it will be this size so it's a pretty big brush so yeah there's that hope it was helpful for people who use Photoshop I assume most people use it anyway even if it's not your program of choice for painting you still use it here and there cuz I don't know everyone uses Photoshop so it's a good thing to know how to make things work and avoid any lag and have liquify working without crazy legs and glitches so there's that if you have any more questions ask them in the comment section below and I thank you for watching if you did I just did if you're here leave a like and subscribe tell a friend go real-time do whatever you want and I will see you in the next one bye one thing I didn't expect is that one day I would be bummed out that I can't make Photoshop lag enough look at this sexy 60fps I know you can't

28 thoughts on “MAKING PHOTOSHOP PAINTING FAST – Tutorial

  • June 8, 2019 at 5:18 pm
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    Hi I have a Cintin 16 ..my system runs on a 4 gb ram ..I am experiencing huge brush lag issues in photoshop ..I have tried your method .but the problem doesn't go away ..is it because of the low ram ? Please suggest. My system runs on windows 8

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  • June 8, 2019 at 5:18 pm
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    Where did you get your drawing glove? I just recently found out they were a thing. I've been wanting to get one, but not sure what ones are the best. Thanks.

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  • June 8, 2019 at 5:18 pm
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    I just found this solution after longer than I care to admit and I cant believe its this simple. I feel so happy and equally stupid for not looking this up sooner.

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  • June 8, 2019 at 5:18 pm
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    Thank you so much for this video. You are awesome.

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  • June 8, 2019 at 5:18 pm
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    I found if you lower the smoothing on the pen the lag goes away

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  • June 8, 2019 at 5:18 pm
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    If you're on PC, turn your power settings to High Performance! It makes a big difference

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  • June 8, 2019 at 5:18 pm
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    thank you man!

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  • June 8, 2019 at 5:18 pm
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    After much looking around as well as the information from this video and comments here and other vids (much thanks to all) lemme sum them up here (because it is frustrating when u cant find the solution thus cant paint and design…) so, any lag is one of these :

    1- Reset the service in (Wacom professional service) in services
    2- In the edit menu-> preferences-> Advanced -> choose Basic…
    3- Ctrl + R
    4- Brush settings-> set Smoothing to freakn ZERO.

    Most likely 1 and 4 are your best solutions…

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  • June 8, 2019 at 5:18 pm
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    Mine is super laggy like yours, and i have a 2060.

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  • June 8, 2019 at 5:18 pm
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    Turn off brush smoothing

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  • June 8, 2019 at 5:18 pm
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    holy shit man, you saved my life!

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  • June 8, 2019 at 5:18 pm
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    Dude, this is huge. You need a noble prize XD

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  • June 8, 2019 at 5:18 pm
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    6:13 So basically here you're painting underwears…ok…

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  • June 8, 2019 at 5:18 pm
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    Dont call it lame 😭😭

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  • June 8, 2019 at 5:18 pm
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    are you sure that just disabling tablet pc input service does not solve the stroke start problem?

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  • June 8, 2019 at 5:18 pm
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    This week I just upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 and from Photoshop CS5 to Photoshop CC… and the delay (which I didn't have before) was driving me insane! The WinTab file made ALL the difference! Thank you for this video. It still is of great use today!

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  • June 8, 2019 at 5:18 pm
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    Turn the smoothing down on the brush

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  • June 8, 2019 at 5:18 pm
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    window – brushes – brush options – uncheck smoothing and thats it
    edit: works seperately for ereaser

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  • June 8, 2019 at 5:18 pm
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    Amazing.

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  • June 8, 2019 at 5:18 pm
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    thank you so much . i love your channel and you made me love painting even if its not my thing. please upload more often

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  • June 8, 2019 at 5:18 pm
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    This worked on Photoshop CC 2019!Thanks a lot!

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  • June 8, 2019 at 5:18 pm
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    tbh I didn't understand anything you said

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  • June 8, 2019 at 5:18 pm
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    For anyone having issues with the default windows tablet and pen driver what you need to do is go into your services.msc and disable the tablet service for windows. If your driver installed correctly (and is a good driver) you should be able to use your pen and tablet with no issue even without the default tablet service.

    Hope someone finds this useful.

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  • June 8, 2019 at 5:18 pm
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    so idk if anybody can help me with that. since i've got win 10 and especially since i got a new computer also with windows 10, i experience photoshops liquify tool being extremly shaky. like i can use it but the brush really is shakigng hard, and also it seems to not let me use the full pressure while using the tool, its kinda similiar to what you described in the video. i alreadxy tried the userconfig method and a few other solutions recommended by people with similiar problems, but it didnt help at all, either way it changed nothing, made it even worse or kinda bashed my photoshop so i had to reinstall it. (photoshop cc 2019, huion gt 190 –> is it maybe too old?) PLEASE HELP ME :((

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  • June 8, 2019 at 5:18 pm
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    Windows 7 is the last Microsoft OS bus I will be riding.

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  • June 8, 2019 at 5:18 pm
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    Thank you so much, I've had this issue for so long and couldn't find fixes anywhere. For me it actually freezes up for seconds (sometimes 10s of seconds). Like once a minute, sometimes every few strokes. I would have to click on another program and go back to photoshop to unfreeze it or it would be still trying to catch up and making things even worse.
    It is insane that I had to find a fix for this! Either MS or Adobe should automatically have this under control because it literally destroys the experience of painting and it has taken many efforts looking on the internet for fixes before I came here. Both of them will say it isn't their problem.
    Thank you thank you thank you!

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