Brush Presets describe the tip shape behavior; Tool Presets additionally describe applied color behavior. The Brush panel list entries are grayed out and thus unavailable when in any other tool than the Brush tool. The Tool Presets panel has an option to keep the panel list active irregardless of the current tool. This behavior streamlines workflow by reducing the multiple clicks required to make current the selected Tool Preset to a single click. This minimizes distractions while painting.
- [Voiceover] Photoshop has two ways to save brushes:…as brush presets and as tool presets.…What's the difference between these saving methods?…In this movie, I will unravel the mystery…of these two methods of preserving your custom brushes.…Let's get started.…So, throughout this movie, all the custom brushes…that we've made, we've saved as brush presets…which up til now have been fine.…However, in this chapter, we're going to start looking at…the mixer brush.…
And I want to show you the differences between…a regular brush and a mixer brush.…I'm going to open up the brush panel here…and we're also going to load up the tool preset panel.…So, we'll load that up.…We've got them side by side here.…Here's the deal, when you save a brush preset,…you're saving every setting that's in the brush panel.…So, as I go from one brush preset to another,…you can see how those settings are changing…within the brush preset panel.…
However, when I got to a mixer brush,…I want you to watch up here and notice…we he have opacity and flow on the property bar…
John begins by going over some important brush tips that many artists are unaware of: bristle, erodible, and airbrush tips. He talks about how to customize the brushes and use them to mimic natural bristle brushes, chalk, and spray paint. He also addresses some global issues such as paint flow and spacing, which can have a dramatic impact on any brush you create.
From there he jumps into some more advanced techniques, such as blending colors, loading brushes with multiple colors, and using Brush Projection. Use these tips together to extend the toolset and maximize your creative freedom in Photoshop.
- What brush do you want to create?
- Designing brush tips
- Painting with bristle tips and erodible tips
- Simulating spray paint with airbrush tips
- Saving brush presets
- Blending color
- Enhancing fidelity with dual brushes