Honestly I doubt that this is intended. But I felt that I had to post this in the forum first before writing a bug report, since it touches one of the core features.
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As far as I’ve observed, getting any texture makes the brush-tip-overlapping(I couldn’t come up with a better word, sorry) behave like it’s in flow mode.
Wouldn’t it be better to make the brush not being affected by texture like that? This way(described on the right side in the picture) would be far more easy for users to understand and I believe it would also benefit the brush creation with texture.
It seems to me that the ‘flow mode behaviour’ is actually better when it’s achieved with texture engine instead of the flow option itself. It’s very subtle so it’s hard to provide a demo, but it’s more comfortable to blend colors and values. Could you maybe look into the algorithm to see if it behaves exactly the same? Maybe it’s just me, although I don’t think so.