ep.5 Opacity Brush: Wacom Settings | TEXTURINO

ep.5 Opacity Brush: Wacom Settings | TEXTURINO

October 21, 2019 1 By Peter Engel


Hi and Welcome to this Texturino tutorial.
I’m Alice and this episode will show you the Wacom Settings located in the Opacity
Brush Panel. The Opacity Brush Wacom settings provide intuitive
control of the brush strokes used to create the opacity mask.
Overall we’ll cover: Size controlOpacity control +Roundness + Angle
Control Hopefully you’ve watched the previous Brush
Settings episode as the wacom settings we are going to look at are related to these.
But this time they refer to the responsiveness of a wacom pen or Stylus
Currently they’re all set to fixed which means no matter how I use my wacom pen
my brush will keep a fixed size, opacity, roundness + angle according to the brush settings
I’ve set in the panel. Reset mask Whereas if I change the size control setting
to Pressure, the size of the brush will increase the more pressure is applied to the pen. When
pressure control is enabled the stylus pressure varies the size from 0 at 0% pressure to whatever
the size value is set to. In this case 88 point. I’ll clear that by resetting the
mask. Lets change the size to 45 point and you’ll see that no matter how hard I press
it won’t brush any bigger than 45 point. Reset mask. I’ll just put size control back
to fixed for now. The same applies for Opacity control. If I
change it to Pressure. the harder I press with the pen, the higher the opacity level
will be. In this case up to 100% opacity. And I’m going to brush pressing harder on
the wacom pen every time. I’m just going to change some of these settings and show
you how the pressure applies to the eraser too. See how the preview shows you the strength
of the opacity you are applying. Layering the brush marks up to get a subtle transition.
You’ve probably noticed that both size and opacity control have a stylus wheel setting,
this is to be used with Wacoms airbrush pen, so if you don’t have one ignore this setting.
And finally we have roundness and anchor control which have slightly different options of Tilt/Bearing
+ Tilt Rotation. Tilt rotation is specifically for use with Wacoms art pen and
Tilt/Bearing is for a standard wacom pen which is what I’m using. I’m just going to change
a few of these brush settings quickly. The roundness being set to up to 100% and an angle
up to 360 degrees. So I’m going to press with my pen very much upright and I get near
a perfect circle and if I start to tilt it you see that the angle changes and the roundness.
Reset our mask and using purely the control of roundness and angle I can go from a thin
brush stroke to a very thick brush stroke. I’m using Wacoms standard stylus so I’m
going to set our wacom settings to pressure and tilt bearing and just brush my opacity
onto my object and see how much control I have with purely the use of the pen and my
panel settings. Incredibly intuitive. Thats it for this tutorial.
Overall we’ve covered the stylus settings of:
Size controlOpacity controlRoundness + Angle Control
Watch the next episode in order to understand how to access the mask in the transparency
panel. All our plug-ins are available for free trial
via our website astutegraphics.com Thanks for watching.