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Restoring detail: Photoshop CS5: Painting with the Mixer Brush
Restoring detail: Photoshop CS5: Painting with the Mixer Brush

Join for an in-depth discussion in this video Restoring detail, part of Photoshop CS5: Painting with the Mixer Brush.

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Q: What factors affect how well the mixer brushes in Photoshop perform? Does document size (i.e. 72dpi vs. 240dpi) affect the performance of the brushes? How can I maximize brush performance?<br />

A: The recordings for this tutorial were generally done at a standard screen resolution, but a real-world situation will often require higher resolutions. For example, offset printing generally dictates files at 300ppi (pixels per inch). Inkjet printing is often discussed in terms of 240ppi. For web-based viewing, imagery at 72ppi is considered acceptable. You can easily determine the pixel resolution of an image by multiplying the size in inches by the above ppi (pixels per inch) factors.<br /> Let's use a typical real-world size as an example: 20" X 24". This is a common photographic print and frame size.<br /> <br /> 72ppi = 1440p X 1728p = 2,488,320 pixels<br /> 150ppi = 3000p X 3600p = 10,800,000 pixels<br /> 300ppi = 6000p X 7200p = 43,200,000 pixels<br /> <br /> Note that each of these resolution factors quadruples the total pixel count.<br /> It is the amount of pixels being manipulated that dictates both application and brush performance. With this in mind, we can state that performance decreases as image pixel size increases. There are three primary factors that affect an application's ability to handle large pixel-based manipulation.<br /> For the full FAQ, please download the PDF file&nbsp;<a href="http://files.lynda.com/files/prodfaqs/Downloads/3C6-13F42A9C-0D19_PS_CS5_Mixer_Brush/mixerhbrushesFAQ.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>.&nbsp;

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Design Digital Painting Photoshop

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