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Take control of brushes with Advanced Photoshop 140: Part 2

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Tips & Tutorials, by AprilMadden

Discover more pro tips for taking control of your brushes with advice from Advanced Photoshop 140’s cover artist Adam Varga

Cover of Advanced Photoshop 140

In issue 14o of Advanced Photoshop, artist Adam Varga shares a wealth of creative and tool-based techniques to help you paint like a pro. In his extensive guide, you’ll learn how to take complete control of brushes, whether they’re Photoshop’s default ones or third-party add-ons. Here’s some more of his expert advice.

“The Shape Dynamics panel is where you can adjust pressure sensitive settings for Size, Angle, and Roundness. Brush Projection, when checked, detects your pen’s tilt and rotation. Note that this feature is already detected in some brushes and may be disabled. Setting the Control Dynamics button to Pen Pressure is the most effective for digital painting. The Diameter adjustment draws the brush from 0% to 100% Opacity in relation to your pressure. Tweaking the Jitter settings randomises the brush’s output.”

Find out more about controlling your brushes in issue 140 of Advanced Photoshop – you can buy the print edition from our online store.

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