Adjusting brush stiffness


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Adjusting brush stiffness

Bristle stiffness works in concert with length. The less stiff bristles are, the more they will have a tendency to bend and separate based on pressure and bearing. Correspondingly, longer length and less stiffness will make for what I call a very floppy brush. Conversely, short bristles and higher stiffness results in a very controlled brush. Let's take a look. So we have our Stiffness slider here, and let's just consider 50%, or thereabouts, to be the average of stiffness, and if we start with that as our model, we will see that as I press down, that intermediate stiffness allows the brush to bend and separate somewhat.

If we turn this all the way down, this is going to be the least amount of stiffness, and this is where we get that very floppy style brush. You can see that, based on just bearing down, how the bristles want to separate and splay out, and maybe if we reduce our thickness a bit here, we will see, with finer bristles, exactly what we are getting here. See how I can get...

Adjusting brush stiffness
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Adjusting brush stiffness provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by John Derry as part of the Photoshop CS5: Painting with the Mixer Brush

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Design
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Photoshop
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