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Airbrush tips

From: Photoshop CS6 New Features Overview

Video: Airbrush tips

Photoshop CS6 now includes a new type of Brush Tip for the Brush tool, and that is an Airbrush Tip. Now there's long been an Airbrush feature for Photoshop with the Brush tool, but now we have considerable control over the behavior within the Brush Tip shape. I'll go ahead and choose the Brush tool from the toolbox, and then I'll click the Brush panel button on the Options bar in order to bring up the Brush panel. I can scroll through the various Brush options to find one of the Airbrush options.

Airbrush tips

Photoshop CS6 now includes a new type of Brush Tip for the Brush tool, and that is an Airbrush Tip. Now there's long been an Airbrush feature for Photoshop with the Brush tool, but now we have considerable control over the behavior within the Brush Tip shape. I'll go ahead and choose the Brush tool from the toolbox, and then I'll click the Brush panel button on the Options bar in order to bring up the Brush panel. I can scroll through the various Brush options to find one of the Airbrush options.

And you'll see that we have various different Airbrush options to choose from and each of them will produce a different effect. I'll start off with a very basic Airbrush here. I'll go ahead and just paint an initial Brush Stroke across the image and you see that we get a very simple painted line. That's because of the settings, of course, I can adjust the hardness of the brush, so that'll give me a little bit softer edge around the edges of the brush strokes. I can also adjust Distortion which will alter the shape of the stroke edge. I'll go ahead and paint, and you'll see that we get a little more ripple effect on the edge of the brush in this case. I can adjust granularity, which determines the effectively the over spray for the image.

I'll zoom in a little more so that we can see that Edge effect there. Then we can also adjust the Spatter size so that we can get a different edge effect. You'll see a fine grain versus loose grain, for example, along that edge, and I can adjust the Spatter amount. How much spatter do I want? I can keep it relatively modest or make it very, very strong. And of course, I can switch between the various Brush Tip shapes to change those Preset amounts or save my own brush as I see fit. Notice it, like with other brushes we still have the Spacing option and so here, I have a brush with a very low spacing option.

I can also spread that out to a very high spacing option, or turn off spacing altogether if I want a tighter construction. In this case, of course, I'm using a very unique brush shape for my airbrush tip, but with the other options, we can see a similar result. So here, we have a Brush Stroke with the spacing set very, very low. And then I can increase spacing a little bit and draw a similar shape and you'll see that now we have a bit more spacing between the individual bursts of paint as it were. Now, I've obviously made quite a mess of my brick wall here with my Airbrush tool. But that gives you a good sense of the various options that are available for this brand new brush tip shape in Photoshop CS6.

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Photoshop CS6 New Features Overview

39 video lessons · 1353 viewers

Tim Grey and Olaf Giermann
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  1. 1m 59s
    1. Welcome
      1m 59s
  2. 24m 48s
    1. Interface update
      1m 41s
    2. Panel updates
      4m 0s
    3. File compatibility preferences
      1m 57s
    4. PDF presentation
      4m 2s
    5. Contact sheets
      4m 24s
    6. Tool recording in actions
      3m 34s
    7. Print dialog updates
      5m 10s
  3. 9m 10s
    1. Adobe Camera Raw updates
      5m 27s
    2. Auto Brightness/Contrast adjustments
      1m 36s
    3. The new Auto option for Curves and Levels
      2m 7s
  4. 28m 6s
    1. Crop tool overhaul
      6m 41s
    2. The Perspective Crop tool
      3m 5s
    3. The Adaptive Wide Angle filter
      5m 31s
    4. Patch tool updates
      4m 45s
    5. The Content-Aware Move tool
      5m 45s
    6. The Detect Faces option
      2m 19s
  5. 18m 44s
    1. The Oil Paint filter
      2m 51s
    2. Airbrush tips
      2m 24s
    3. Erodible brush tips
      2m 28s
    4. The Field Blur filter
      3m 51s
    5. The Iris Blur filter
      3m 25s
    6. The Tilt-Shift filter
      3m 45s
  6. 7m 29s
    1. Paragraph and character styles
      4m 50s
    2. Vector layers
      2m 39s
  7. 22m 16s
    1. The Timeline panel
      2m 35s
    2. Video groups and arranging clips
      1m 55s
    3. Trimming and splitting clips and adding transitions
      4m 25s
    4. Creating a transformation with layers
      2m 45s
    5. Adding and animating pictures
      2m 48s
    6. Applying adjustments and filters to frames or whole videos
      4m 24s
    7. Exporting video
      3m 24s
  8. 43m 16s
    1. Goodbye Repoussé: The new 3D workflow
      5m 12s
    2. Improved viewport navigation
      4m 55s
    3. Splitting, rotating, and aligning extrusions
      7m 43s
    4. 3D materials and rendering
      5m 45s
    5. Advanced 3D features
      8m 24s
    6. Live extrusions and shadows and reflections in the viewport
      5m 9s
    7. Painting on target textures
      6m 8s

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