Photoshop lets you paint symmetrically while using the Paint Brush, Pencil, and Eraser tools. While using these tools, click the butterfly icon () in the Options bar. Choose from the several available types of symmetry - Vertical, Horizontal, Dual Axis, Diagonal, Wavy, Circle, Spiral, Parallel Lines, Radial, Mandala.
Paint strokes are reflected live across the line of symmetry, allowing for easier sketching of faces, cars, animals, and more.
You can also set any path as a symmetry path. Right-click the path in the Paths panel and select Make Symmetry Path. To modify a symmetry path, select it and then choose > Transform Symmetry.
When you paint with Mandala Symmetry, Photoshop first mirrors and then repeats a single brush stroke around the center point or radial axis. For example, setting the Segment Count for Mandala Symmetry to six results in a single brush stroke being mirrored and then repeated six times around the center point.
- Toggle between Symmetry Off and Last Used Symmetry
- Toggle between Hide Symmetry and Show Symmetry