Do you prefer to paint with airbrush or paintbrush?

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  12 December 2001
Do you prefer to paint with airbrush or paintbrush?

When painting in Photoshop, do you prefer the look achieved by the hard edged paintbrush or the softer airbrush look?
I know it depends on what you are painting. I'm not talking about doing textures, or something specific for a job; I mean when you're painting just for yourself.
Most of my stuff has been done with the airbrush tool, but recently I've seen images done with a harder edge, and I really like the energy these pieces have, very painterly/sketchlike, but still finished...
Anyway, I was just wondering what anyone else thought. Thanks
  12 December 2001
Airbrush, it works wonders with my tablet, I also like the softer edge it gives me.
  12 December 2001
I really prefer the brush look! The airbrush feels to soft.

Personal taste I suppose.

  12 December 2001
definately have to say `switch hitter`on this one. I like the paintbrush for the edges and the airbrush for surfaces. I think is makes the illusion of lighting more realistic.
  12 December 2001
I've found and seen that airbrush works wonders on art. even more so than dodge/burn
  12 December 2001
dodge and burn is evil.!!
  12 December 2001
Dodge and Burn

YES ! I am using a tablet too, and Dodge/Burn (With ALT key), is a very versitile tool ! I always put lights, volume and shadows with Dodge/Burn.

I will put anothe Digital Painting, of an "pirate''s Skull", or somelike this...On the next post...Please...Take a Look. It's all Dodge and Burn.
Marcelo Souza / - NEW SITE !
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  12 December 2001
I use the airbrush for coloring. It rocks at shadows.
  12 December 2001
Well it all depends on what you are needing todo! but for drawing straight into photoshop paintbrush all the way! Though i prefer painter for illustrative work but i end up using both
  12 December 2001
about the hard/soft brush in photoshop, i always have
problems with the soft brush, the painting ended up with
some blurred edges or a "beginner look". so i was trying only the hard brush , custom brushes, and
dodge/burn. this is a little study i was playing with:

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