Im trying to follow this tutorial but using 2.8 and I can't seem to figure out how to get it to work.


I linked my photoshop via both the folder and the exe in the preferences>image editor

I found the external button but I just ge this error

"operator bpy.ops.paint.image from view poll expected"

Any help?

  • $\begingroup$ I'd recommend watching better and more recent tutorials. Check out CGMatter's videos about projection painting. $\endgroup$ – Robert Gützkow Jul 16 '19 at 19:18
  • $\begingroup$ He has no videos on using photoshop to project from $\endgroup$ – Uncle Yonkers Jul 16 '19 at 20:10
  • $\begingroup$ Unless you need specific functionality from Photoshop, you can do it all directly in Blender. $\endgroup$ – Robert Gützkow Jul 16 '19 at 20:16
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, I do need something from Photoshop $\endgroup$ – Uncle Yonkers Jul 16 '19 at 20:43

Just incase anyone else needs this I figured it out, it only works in the stable release in Blender 2.8 and I was using the old version back in July

Link your image editor by going to Preferences > file paths > image editor > click on the EXE of your program

Then to project from the editor go into texture paint > Options > External > Quick edit

Save to apply save the file, make sure you only have one layer it will mess up. Then hit "apply" under external.


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