Changing the thickness of the bristles


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Changing the thickness of the bristles

Thickness controls how fat your bristles are. I like to think of it like dried paint within bristles. This dried paint bonds many of the individual brush hairs together to form a larger mark-making entity within the bristle tip. The Thickness slider enables you to mimic this behavior. So if we take a look at Thickness, we will see if we start to turn this up, we get very thick bristles. You may not see it here, but if we decrease the number of bristles, it becomes fairly obvious that we are now dealing with very fat individual brush hairs.

So I typically play around with both Bristles and Thickness to come up with a combination that I like. To be honest, most of the time I keep Thickness down, because I do like to see a lot of individual bristles within my brush strokes, but there are times that the Thickness slider can be useful. For example, if we turn Thickness up and Bristles down, well now I have a brush that's almost like a piece of chalk, and I won't say this will act or l...

Changing the thickness of the bristles
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Changing the thickness of the bristles 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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