04 April 2005, 07:08 AM
Hi Shaun (Sel). As a computer tech for ten years, my first suggestion would be, to make sure you have all the latest updates for Photoshop CS and for your Wacom Tablet. If this all checks out, then, it is simply a matter of adjusting your settings in Photoshop CS.
A. To get a soft airbrush effect (your first exsample), do the following:
1. Under the MAIN brushes palette> look under Brushes Presets> make sure the only boxes turned on (that have a check mark in them) are the following- Shape Dynamics, Other Dynamics, Airbrush, and finally Smoothing. All other boxes should NOT have any check marks.
2. Make sure in the Brushes Preset Picker (the one on the upper left of your screen where it states "Brush") that you have a "soft round # pixel" selected.
3. Hardness should be at 0%.
4. Opacity and Flow, at the default of 50% (you can play around with these setting also to get different effects, but for now, stick with the 50%).
5. When selecting the brush tool in the tools palette, make sure the little "airbrush" icon in the middle/top of your screen is pushed in.
6. Now, just paint away. Just as if you were in PS 6.0
B. To get your hard brush painting effect (your second exsample), do the same as above except for two things.
1. Under the MAIN brushes palette> look under Brushes Presets> make sure that you NOW UNCHECK ONLY "Shape Dyanamics". So, the only things turned on should be- Other Dynamics, Airbrush, and finally Smoothing. All other boxes should NOT have any check marks.
2. Set your "hardness" in the Brush Preset Picker, to around 50-60. This will help from getting those dredded 'little circles' when one try's to Hard Brush Paint.
And finaly, your "Mode" can be whatever you want (depending on the effect your going for).
Hope this helps.
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04 April 2005, 07:13 AM
Thanks a lot dragondragon!
I really appreciate the response and your time. I just figured out that what you said really is the only way. I guess the newer versions of Photoshop wanted greater ability to change the brushes and add effects though I really only need 2 brushes, hard and soft airbrush! Thanks for the details, it helped in finding and creating the right brushes! Much appreciated!
04 April 2005, 07:13 AM
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