Airbrush tips mimic the features of a traditional airbrush. Using a Wacom Art Pen enables full control of this tip. The Tilt and Bearing of the stylus orients the spray so that a tilted spray will change shape to a projected ellipse pointed away from the tip. The density of the individual droplets, as well as their size variability, is user controllable.
- [Voiceover] Photoshop has had a soft-edged…brush tip since version 1.0.…Many artists use this as the digital equivalent…of the traditional airbrush.…It excels at building up…varying degrees of density with pressure.…But it lacks its analog counterpart's…visual display of the small, atomized droplets…emitted by the airflow of a traditional airbrush.…The randomness of these small, varying droplets…is often used to imply texture.…In this movie, we'll examine Photoshop's airbrush tip,…which provides these same analog hallmarks.…
Let's get started.…So you're probably aware, pretty much,…of the standard airbrush in Photoshop,…and I'm just using the soft round here,…but you can see it does a really great job…of going from a very soft up through to full density.…So this airbrush is highly used…because it is, it's just so perfect,…you get the very creamy, smooth transitions of density,…and for a lot of like,…particularly for photo retouching and stuff,…this is great for that kind of work.…
But sometimes you wanna have…the old-style airbrush that has droplets in it…
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