Adobe Photoshop Brush Settings (CC 2018)

Adobe Photoshop Brush Settings (CC 2018)

August 3, 2019 21 By Peter Engel


Okay, so we’re gonna get into right now is I want to break down how to modify your brushes inside of Photoshop So let’s just go ahead and get into it alright so first thing. I want to show you is this we’re gonna open up these arrows and We have these arrows what I’m going to do is make a custom brush with this And then we’re going to go through each one of the settings so let you really get an understanding of how these things work So first thing I want you to see is this when we have Any object you can capture the icon or take a snapshot of that image? And you could turn that into a custom brush you can use this for various things But let’s go ahead and let me demonstrate two points. I want to get across First let’s take these two I’m going to capture both of them right now, and we’re gonna go up to edit we’re going to go to define brush preset and It’s gonna come in and I’m just going to call this test so I know that I can go this way later Okay, I’m going to hit decent now what I’m gonna Do is turn on a this layer and here for you for a second actually not down there? Let’s go one more layer here, okay, so when we have this icon Captured as a brush if I clicked my must Mouse down, or usually comp into what you’ll notice it’s going to come in and it captures the The icons at their particular value right so right now I’m using the black so what you’ll notice is that it’s using the same gray and same black. Well. What happens if we pick a color okay So you’ll notice that it retains the same value so that’s the first thing we want to be aware of So what happens if I place this red over this black don’t notice that it’s opaque Right so it covers, but you’ll notice over here that the brush is transparent because the value was great so what I want to point out is when you capture a brush or an icon or image it makes a difference on what the value the brightness is of from going from light to dark the lighter the Images the more transparent that brush is going to be if you capture it at black 100% black at that time when you pick colors or even using black you know that the brush is going to fill in opaque click Ok so that’s the first thing that we want to be aware of Okay, so let’s go ahead and clear this out Ok so let’s go right back to these arrows again, so what I’m going to do is go in it I’m just gonna capture one arrow. Okay, so I’ll just pick the solid flat for no particular reason I’m just going to pick this, okay, so I’m going to take this and go back up to edit and I’m gonna go to define presets I’m gonna call this our our arrow Whenever I saved my brushes when I capture them I always usually put my Initials in the beginning so that I know that it’s a brush that I created to distinguish it from something I may have gotten from someone else or purchased or anything like that Go ahead and close this Okay, so now we have this arrow Let’s go ahead over here, and you’ll notice that they change the icon For the brush settings now, so let’s go ahead click on. This is just a brush You’ll see the little line, so let’s click on that so first thing. We’re gonna deal with when we’re dealing with the brushes is Up top here you’re gonna. See there is something called brush tip shape so whenever you have a brush. That’s been captured or Even the basic round brushes brush tip shape when you’re coming here this allows you to change the tip of your current brush To whatever’s inside of this window, okay, so I’m gonna stick with the arrow that I had Now if we scroll down here what you’re going to see is we have a size slider Which I never use because we have hot kubera shortcuts that will allow you to manipulate this Okay, we have a flip X and y which I almost never use in here I’ll show you why later on. There’s other options Now but this does matter this angle okay? What this will allow us to do is control the angle of the brush and the direction of it now? Roundness also matters because what this is going to do and before I do that Let’s jump down just spacing. I’m gonna open this up and Since we’re here, but the spacing this allows you to track out the space between your your brush That’s been captured So now what I want you to see is this if I take this Rotation I can rotate it, but I can also what using these dots I can squash the brush the visual of the Icon that I captured now if you look underneath the roundness slider. This is moving interactively as I move these dots So that’s what this is basically for I’ll come back into this whole setup later on When I’m dealing with some custom brushes that use the art, pin. It’s a specific brush. That’s Made for Wacom it’s not the typical Pin that comes with your Wacom tablets and stylus it so I’ll talk about that a little bit later now Let’s move on to the next thing okay Shape dynamics if you go into shape dynamics what you have here is on the first top controls you have something called control here this allows us to Turn on the Wacom pen to set for pressure sensitivity to pin pressure So what that means is now when not if I were to brush this down. I press lightly the pin is going to Give me a nice thin paper and then when I press heavy it gets thicker When you go through each one of these sliders you have something called fade What this is is your brush will naturally fade out in taper? That’s all going to be controlled by This slider right here, so if I just highlight that field and use the arrow key the up arrow keys hold it down you’ll see that it’ll extend out the the fate, and if I hold the down arrow it will reduce the The length of the fade, okay, this can be really cool for when you’re trying to get a dagger shape or a dry brush effect Just automatically by stroking it out where you’re not really in control the computers controlling it next we have pin tilt okay, so you can control this the pressure sensitivity or Sorry, not pressure sensitivity you can control this size By the tilt of the pin so depending on the angle tilt will give you the variation of Thick to thin size and now lastly with the stylus will if you have an airbrush Wacom pen which I do have there’s a little wheel on the top, which allows you to Cycle that up and down to control the thick to thin of this most of you want to have this I don’t know very many people who do have this I’m probably one of the Few people who do have it I do find it useful But I do come from an airbrush background so I can understand how this would work But let’s just go back up here and I’ma turn this off for a second actually you know what let’s turn back to pin pressure Now if you look at this slider above it. What is the size jitter the size jitter? Essentially allows you to randomize the thick to thin of the brush, okay? It just it allows you when you’re brushing across to get up and down up and down randomization This can be very useful when you’re doing something like scattered brush that you would use for Let’s say grass leaves or something like that. Okay, so this is to turn this back down and also one other thing with the minimum diameter when you haven’t set the pin pressure when you play with this slider this controls how thin your brush will go and How thick it will when you’re pressing it the lightest pin pressure, okay? Now let’s go down to oh L. So I didn’t show you this, but the tilt scale This basically allows you to control the amount of it defends the pin tilt Let me turn this off for a second now when we jump down here to angle jitter you clear the canvas here this is going to basically control the Randomization of your brush okay so if you change his slider what it means is it’s taking your brush and is randomizing the Direction in which the brush is going to come out. This is again very important because if you need something to to Display randomly like a mistake like a sponge texture. This is the slider that you’re going to want to control It’s the angle jitter okay now If you look right underneath, I’m going to jump down here to round this jitter What is this what this will do it flattens out the perspective of your brush? So it’ll thin it out and compress part of it And if you play around with the angle jitter at the same time you can see it will give you different variations Of size of that same arrow shape that we captured okay? So you can take that roundness jitter back you can change the angle jitter back as well also, if you look all at the bottom you have a flip X and you have a flipped Y and What you’ll see what’s happening is it randomizes the? brushes as well in terms of how they’re flipping up and down and that’s not even with the angle jitter on so again a Randomization this is going to be really crucial you would need the to help you in terms of Creating that randomness without you having to do it so the brush will just carry it out with the stroke Now let’s take all this back to normal okay, now this next thing. I want you to see that is under the control slider What we want to do here is we have a fade slider we have pin pressure But what I really want you to pay attention to what you’re going to use Primarily for the most part is going to be Direction sometimes rotation and maybe initial direction but Most importantly you’re going to use direction So what you’ll see now When I brush this in the arrows will follow the direction of my stroke if this is off You’ll notice that when I go down the arrow does not follow, okay, so let’s turn it back to direction okay, and This will follow the direction now. What if I want the arrows to point into a different direction? So this is where you would go up to brush tip shape and this is where you could change The direction of your brush here yeah depending on whether you have it negative or not Will determine the direction that your arrows are going to follow when you’re brushing this out So let’s go back into shape dynamics, and so now you’ll see my arrow will follow along brush tip shape spacing Depending on how far you pull this apart will also give you a different look With your brush, okay, so this will allow you to get lots of various types of shapes Let’s go back into shape dynamics Next I want you to see rotation now rotation. What is this you need to have? Intuos art pin and I just wrap mine off my Wacom tablet and This will not work with the standard pin, but what this happen is is when I rotate the pin and my fingers Okay it controls the direction of the pin now in Photoshop the cursor it will only show you the rotation Before you make contact with the pin, but once I make contact with the pin And I start to rotate my pin you’ll notice the cursor still stays in its position Okay, but if I spin it in my hands, and I can literally just spin it right here in this one spot And it’s spinning the pin around as I move this is going to be important for when you’re using it to make Flat marker type designs or our pins so actually let me just go up here And show you let’s go up here. Let’s just grab a Circle if I flatten this down, and I change this to 90 degrees okay? And I go back into shape dynamics and then again I’m using the art pin now when you look at the rotation when this is on This is going to allow you to rotate this in your hand like a flat design marker, and I use this a lot It’s probably the secret weapon to a lot of the work that I do I love painting with these flat markers and Flat chisel shapes it allows you to get a lot of variations with your design that you’re going okay In terms of the rest of it really you’re probably not going to be dealing with that, but with the pressure well Let me just explain this when you’re looking at all of these things The direction in which the brush is going to go It’s all basically the same you have a fade in pressure pincho stylus will All of these are essentially going to be the same that we saw previously So to save you a little time of going through those just keep that in mind roundness jitter if you turn this on it’s basically the same thing that we’ve talked about Let’s go back in so if I play around with the Rye on this jitter The roundness of the shape And actually let’s go back to Aaron I Think that’ll make it a little bit more obvious doing so you can see the randomness of this the jitter and Also when I do this depending on the pressure sensitivity Will control How much of this? I’m getting yeah. I honestly never use that at all But I want you to be aware of what’s there, and how it’s used. Okay. Let’s move on. Let’s go to scattering now Now If we use scattering What is this and I turned shape Dianetics off for a moment? If you take the scattering slider and you move this apart to the top slider what this will do is going to take your brush Nothing to scale this down now I have not talked about this yet, but the hotkey for making your brush smaller is gonna be control option and scroll this down Until all options swipe sideways if you swipe up when it’s a capture thrust like brush like an arrow it gives you a pass I’m gonna leave the opacity at 100 Now if I brush this in you’ll see it starts it Randomly place these brushes with a scatter effect Okay, you can hit it on both accesses Bay X & Y you can also Turn on in pressure to control this and let’s make this brush a little smaller just Reduce this down to bring these a little tighter If I brush in and if I put pressure The brush scatters, and I press softly there’s a little tighter. Yep, right? Light pressure tight and heavy pressure. They scatter apart depending on How far you pull on the scattering? will determine how far they spread apart when you go dicta then and What I mean by thick that then I’m talking about pressure sensitivity underpin now if you look at the count This controls how dense the amount of brushes you will have okay? So you could see it really will populate a large area now I’m just using these arrows right now, but you can see easily if I had to populate trees I can Easily have made a tree brush and use this to populate a mountainside or Hills so by using this it’s going to allow you to Get that Control, then we have count jitter which is the same thing we saw before Whenever you see a jitter it basically means It’s a randomization slider, and if you play around with the pin pressure sensitivity that means pin pressure is going to allow you to control the the count jitter now again, it’s up to you if you want to have that on you already know if you use Pinto or stylus will fade any of These things rotation, that’s gonna also allow you to control Your tilt okay. Sorry your count now Next thing I want to point out is if I go back up to shape dynamics. You can also Use several things in here a conjunction so let’s say for example if I take this back to direction that means the brushes are going to follow the direction of My stroke, okay, so this is important because it allows us to see that we can start mixing Multiple of these sliders together to create a brush that’s going to create a very unique Interesting effect, okay, so if you go up and down thick thin and it will follow direction Okay, next let’s go to texture Now I’m going to turn on the texture, I’m gonna turn the scattering back off Now What is texture, and how do we use this okay? So I’ll leave the the I guess I can switch it off arrow for a moment. Let’s go to something That’s going to make it a little bit easier to see I’ll just grab a round brush, okay, so we’re on texture now the way this works Is at least the way, I like to use it, okay, if I’m making my own custom brush I come down here and I’d like to have texture each tip turn on I Scroll down and I like to have my mode set to height And I scroll down to the very bottom and have control, and I like to turn this to pin pressure, okay This will allow you to control of how how the texture will fill in on the page Next if you look at the depth slider, let’s move this over towards the left If you go all the way towards the left you’ll see it’s going to allow us to get more texture in our Brush if we slide this to the right It fills in then the depth slider minimum depth this basically controls Okay, the minimum in terms of how much the depth is going to fill in okay So you can see if I start playing around with this slider the texture can fill in Rhett rather quickly What I’m going to do is turn this back down for a second and let you see the difference Okay, it fills in a little slower for you. You’re not going to be a but you’re gonna have to do this with yourself and play with the settings so you can feel how the Texture releases from the brush versus just watching me do it because you can’t really get the tactile sense of What my pressure sensitivity is on this on this tool so again? You can see this it allows us to fill in it’s great now. Here’s something I want to be aware of as well if you go up top. We have a scale slider this allows us to the texture up Or down to make it really small okay? Okay, you can take it towards the middle You can play around with this brightness/contrast will also start to play around and control your texture And how it comes off okay? So be aware that all of these sliders have an impact on your texture Now up here. This is where you will have your textures now in Photoshop, what happens is if you Make a pattern your pattern will be stored into this brush settings pet window okay? And so Photoshop has a lot of different Textures that you can use or patterns That you can use for this painting right away so for example if I click on this gear right here down here They have different textures to have artists surfaces artists brush brushes Canvas color paper and here’s one that most people don’t notice there are roadable textures. This is going to be drawing textures like paper Like coat crest lay paper pastel paper sand paper things like that This is really fantastic a lot of people don’t realize it’s there But all you have to do is click on this I’m gonna hit a pin so that it will add to the list that I have Scroll down and then you’re gonna see these textures in here depending on the texture you use will determine How your brush will paint and this is really crucial because I like to paint with a lot of tooth and texture some people don’t but for me it takes some of the coldness off of Digital paint so there and again I can play around the scale And there you go, so now I have my brush now Pin pressures on height now in here. There are blend modes. You can use to play around with but Here’s the one thing I would point out depending on the blend mode you have The depth slider will work in Reverse on some of these so you notice now. I have to go to DEP Take the depth to 100 to start to see some of this texture And it also when you paint it in it paints in completely different, okay? So previous versions of Photoshop up mini on will say many years ago But when they cert first start applying the texture they did not have the height map in In here so a lot of good custom brushes are gonna get off the internet From another artist a lot of the texture brushes have been set up not using height They’re using some of these different blend modes So I want you to be aware of that sometimes what I’ll do is if I get a brush from someone And I really like it I’ll keep it But what I’ll do is make a duplicate of that same brush with height as the as The mode and the reason being is because it’s easy to control your texture Just by the depth slider alone and with that is really going to make your painting up for me Paint across that’s just a lot easier to to do and deal with okay okay next let’s talk about dual brush So what dual brush will allow you to do is have two brushes? Working simultaneously at the same time so you have your brush tip shape which is basically this Round circle brush that we got before when you have dual brush what it allows you to do is pick a different tip That’s going to sit on the inside of this brush. Okay now in order to see the dual brush We’re gonna turn on transfer, okay And what happens is depending on the brush tip that you have inside of here? That’s what’s going to control the texture so you can see it already is starting to look a little bit different now notice I have a size Control That’s the brush that’s on the inside the big circle on the outside is the initial brush size This size is controlling the brush on the inside Spacing if I take this facing up you can see it allows you to see the actual brush tip That’s inside of there Okay If you play around with the space he could put really close so you can pull it far apart You can play around with the scattering to give different effects okay And you can also play with the count all of these things will give you this Look inside any a lot of times when you look at a lot of custom brushes that people are making with Watercolor a lot of times they’re playing around with this dual brush settings To create that effect, and then usually they’ll use some kind of watercolor texture and then they’ll mix the two, so they’ll have texture on at the same time and You know maybe they’ll have some kind of watercolor e-type texture And then they’ll come in here and play around with a brush that might have you know some sort of texture that they like and They’ll play around with this to get some kind of watercolor effect I don’t have a watercolor texture up here right now to demonstrate. I don’t believe Maybe let’s see this might give us a little bit better. No not so much Not so much, but um anyway all you would need is a watercolor texture to drop in here And then in water you get that sort of effect, but again, you can use this for anything. It’s great for creating Textural grainy brushes and that’s pretty much what the drill brush settings are a lot of times people get really confused with it But it’s you know great control to have and And let me just do one other little thing in here in case you missus if you look at the very top under mode You’ll see there’s color burn You’ll see there’s different blend modes here that you can play around with and this will also control what? Your dual brush looks like so also you you’ll want to play around with this when you are making your own custom Rush’s, okay? Now just jump on down, let’s move on to color dynamics Okay So color dynamics, what do we use color dynamics for it allows us to get multiple colors in one brushstroke Usually you’re going to use this with something that has Scattering on okay, so let me give you a good example of when you would use this okay? so I have another brush in here and let’s go ahead and Make a brush out of this really quickly So all this is I took a lasso and I took a tetra brush and filled it in Just to make it quickly yeah, so if I define brush preset And I’m just going to call this our our leaf Test Click okay Okay, so now I have my leaf now what we’re going to do Is turn that off? Go back up here. I’m gonna go brush tip shape open up the spacing so I can see the brushes I mean see the leaves apart I’m gonna go into Let’s say Scattering just turn this on a little bit so we can get some randomization of the brush Let’s make this a little smaller Shape dynamics Okay, this is where we would use angle jitter to turn the brush around Okay, so you can see it’s starting to put this random spray of leaves down okay? Now what’s the next step here? You can also if you wanted to control it by direction But honestly just doing the the angle jitter will help if you want some of the leaves to become flat like they’re in Perspective you play with the roundness jitter and you slide that down Okay, so now you can see is starting to give me three-dimensional Depth just with the shape alone if I needed texture Or I could turn that on I’m not going to turn it on cuz I don’t want it right now But you can have texture and your turn on dual brush But now let’s get into what we’re supposed to be talking about here color dynamics Okay, so when we have color dynamics on What this allows us to do is when I spray down and I have apply tip on cue jitter It allows us to get randomization of color and side of this Leaf brush, okay, so if I pick something that’s more Along the lines of this and I play around with the hue jitter it’s going to give me more and more variations of hue okay, if I play with saturation jitter that gives me randomization of what saturated and What’s not okay? if you go down to brightness jitter What this is going to allow us to do is control your light and dark of the image? So you can create some that have a slightly different? value to it so if I turn this down, and I create this look you can see I can have a Randomised leaf brush, that’s very easy to create So it’s not like you have to go online and grab someone else’s leak rushes You can make these really really quickly With the scattering and I turn on the pin pressure I can control by pressure sensitivity how far these? Leaves spread out okay, so you have all of these different controls at your disposal now one other thing. I want you to see here We do have pressure sensitivity Right here with the control you have tilt fade all of these things can be controlled But I also want you to see up here it says foreground and background Jitter what this slider is controlling is what your background color is on your in Photoshop so for example if I pick This Orange okay, and if that’s my background color if I ship this slider What’s happening is you’re seeing the background color? Come into play into this brush, so I’m getting the green plus the background color So you can use this strategically to get a lot of nuanced color you can create atmospheric perspective? Which relieves by having it with a blue color so the blue is going to bleed in and out okay? So all of these things are pretty much at your disposal. Okay, when you start dealing down here with purity It’s basically allowing you to get control how much of that Effect is coming in pure color and the or is it become a chromatic meaning going to gray Right, and then if you go to the other side you’re getting more of the just pure aspect of the color So that’s what color dynamics is right so again fantastic this is how you make a lot of leaf brushes sometimes you can use them even with pastel brushes if you want your pastel brushes to have a little bit of texture and Just to demonstrate that for you let’s turn this off turn dual brush back on change this back to Maybe something like this a random texture, and so when you brush down you can see it creates this Texture and this can be very very useful as well play around with the spacing Make it really continuous Now right now you would like your public and I said how would you use this I would use it for? background paintings on grass for landscapes and things like that primarily okay, so let’s go ahead and Turn on One of these I’ll keep my spacing down which are dual tech draw and color dynamics Let’s go to transfer Okay with transfer this is one of the most important things with Photoshop it controls. How your brush is going to allow you to paint with the opacity sensitivity then so the way, I like to work, but I’ll show you guys first I Usually like to have pin pressure on both of these for most of my brushes not always but for most of them What this means is this is that when you have your pin pressure okay? This opacity up here is going to be controlled by the pasady It’s controlling the opacity slider on your tool bar. Yeah, if you want this off Okay, then you’re basically Controlling your pass that you only by the passage slider on top, but if you turn this on to pin pressure You’re able to control Just by pin pressure when you turn this one off for a second you’re able to control the pressure Sensitivity to get the opacity of the brush when you go to black so you can see this little bit more now See this minimum slider if you take that all the way to the left this gives you the ability to get more of a light gray if I press harder it gives me more of a Dark black all right the minimum slider if you feel like you’re not able to fill in the brush and get it to fill in rather Quickly from light to dark. It feels like the transitions a little too slow That’s when you’ll play with the minimum slider, and if you look at the preview on the box below It’s showing you how? Move this to the right how much pressure you’re gonna have to apply to fill that in now sometimes with Photoshop I like to have this minimum turned up a little bit, but what I’ve noticed with 2018 that the That the brushes extra respond a lot better than they used to I can actually build in and get a smooth transition with my brush a lot easier, but if you’re using an older version of Photoshop I Probably recommend turning is minimum slider up a little bit, but everyone’s hand pressure sensitivity is a little bit different now Flow what is this? Okay, let’s turn this off for a second now. What’s flow this when it’s set to pin pressure This allows you to control the flow slider up here now most who don’t use flow I use flow a lot What this allows you to do is see that little airbrush, that’s called build up, so I turn this on Here, or if I turn it on and off down here in the window slider you’re gonna see the airbrush toggles on and off okay There is a keyboard shortcut for that it’s option shift letter P. And I use this a lot Because I like that to be turned on because what happens is this if I Make this little bit bigger I hold my brush down and just hold it you’ll notice that it continually will keep spraying like a real airbrush I like this because it allows your brush to fill in in a continuous tone It doesn’t allow you to end up with gaps and you turn this off up here for a second, so it’s just a little smoother Okay, so now how I like to work though is if I turn the flow really low even if the opacity is off Or a hundred percent I can control and get a really smooth tone with this brush Okay, really smooth without getting a lot of these overlaps This is probably one of my favorite ways to work most people use and you turn this up They use the opacity as their adjustment And what it will do is it creates these overlap gaps, I don’t care for that and then for me It just makes painting transitions a lot harder so for me I almost never use the opacity from that slider if I do use it the lowest I’ll go is maybe 80% Usually it’s 90 percent or a hundred for me most of the time, okay, so And also I don’t even play with that because I can turn it on at the transfer, and I’m all good okay, so now just with this flow turned on and I can now built this up And if I go back to transfer and turn this on at the same time I get a lot of control with my brush Right so even though. I’m using black I can get this nice light gray and you’ll notice that I’m able to fill in the brush without getting those lines So for me. This is a really important tip Because it’s one of the things about Photoshop that can drive your nuts when you’re trying to paint is getting those smooth Transitions and edges, and this is how I do it and this is how I teach all my students to do it, so I like to have pen pressure turn on both the Build up turned on and the flow I’ll turn it up and down, and if I wanted to build up really slow I just turn the flow really low now here’s another little tiny tip before. I jump up move forward Another reason why I like to have the build up on when I have ship option P to turn it on if you start to type in the numeric pad so let’s say if I type 0 9 it automatically changes the Value percentage the tolerance of the flow now if I do 0 0 it goes so 100 so you type in 2 digits, and it’ll type it’ll Automatically go to those numbers now If you do not have the build up turned on so I just turned that off If I type in numbers now you’ll see it’s changing the opacity So again I want to that’s another reason why I like to have it set up the other way is because I turned it on shift option P And then I just type in the percentage that I want I’m painting it’s really quick, and this is like my preferred way now Let’s give you one other little tidbit Control option, I mentioned this earlier this is how you swipe sideways to make your brush larger Okay if you’re using a round brush from Photoshop one that is not captured where we didn’t go to edit and We did not use defined rush reset This is just a round brush if you swipe up and down the brush becomes hard and soft Sideways is for your size up and down hard to soft this is really important as well because this saves me from having to constantly navigate inside of my Brushes to create an airbrush type brush soft edge, or a hard brush So I want to be aware of that now Up top here on this toolbar see this little icon and turn this transfer off for a moment If I come up here click on this little icon when you turn this on it toggles on Press the pin pressure and your transfer But the only thing you have to be aware of is if you did not have the pen pressure on here to begin with Then it’s not going to be on so if I turn this on it’s on now, but then it goes away Uncheck this Transfer if pin pressure is on now if you were to toggle on and off But let’s turn this one off as you can see this, but I’ve talked about on and off now You can see the pin pressure will automatically Beyond there Okay, but I also have a here, but you give it up into the point now in one other last little tip it well–there’s I Shouldn’t say last tip it. There’s actually two more things. I want to point out here If you look up here They have something new called smoothing With smoothing we turn this on it allows you The track is smooth to brush out okay see these spacing dots I’m gonna go up here brush tip shape dial this over to the left now Let’s go back in here if you turn on smoothing crank it up What this allows you to do? Is create a smooth brush stroke, okay if you look in here where it says stroke catch up what that basically means is when you let go the Brush the stroke will catch up to the in Adjust for zoom leave all those. Here’s the only one I want to point out pull string mode what this is it allows you to draw It has a string it lets you stop pull out So you can get more acute angles, this is something that will come in handy Okay So I’m gonna turn that off so that’s the smoothing algorithm so you have to turn this to zero if you don’t want it on at all and Once you start cranking this up a little bit. You’ll start to see the smoothing take place, okay Let’s jump over here. This is the last thing I’m gonna cover for you guys and That is if you click on this little icon here Whatever your settings are in the shape dynamics They’re going to turn on and basically the main important thing is going to turn on the pin pressure for your size of your stroke So it’s another way you can turn on your thick to thin in a very fast way Instead of having to jump over into the slider so for example I might be in the middle of a painting, and I’m walking something in like this but now I wanted to take her I just click on this button and then I can now start to get tapered lines and Then come back up here and turn that off So these are the main controls of the of Photoshop they have a few tiny ones down here Like noise what this is it just adds a little extra noise on your brush. I don’t use the brush pose at all We do have wet edges but basically what that is it creates these kind of wet rings around the Or it looks like a dark line around the edge of your circles But we already had build up smoothing is turned on and protect texture You can have that on or off if you want to preserve the texture, so that’s it so hopefully this was helpful And you’re able to to get the basics of how these controls work. It’s obviously a little bit longer Video because there’s a lot of little details to cover I highly recommend going back and looking through the video several times If there’s something that you’re missing just to kind of reiterate and clarify Some of the points that I was making in some of the tips so until next time. I’ll you know catch you So, that’s it so we just went over is the brush controls, so I want to just kind of Invite you to look at this several times. If there’s anything that you may have missed I think what I’ve covered is going to allow you to to modify your brushes and go in and Retweet some of the brushes you may download from From the internet from someone or even brushes that you’ve purchased So if you found this video helpful in any way Don’t hesitate to go down there And hit the subscribe button also hit the bell because I’m gonna have a lot of tutorials that are gonna Start coming your way, and if you want to make sure that you pick these up You know that’s the best way to make sure you’re not going to miss anything And also just be aware of them and have a lot of these beginner Tutorials to help people who are just starting out I will quickly jump from the beginning stuff to some high level advanced stuff So you’ll definitely will stay tuned so until next time. This is Robert revels digital painting tips