Adobe PhotoShop - Utilize Color Dynamics To Control Color Changes With Your Brushes In Photoshop (7/CS/CS2)


Once you create a new brush tip using Photoshop's New Brush command, you can then add a variety of brush dynamics options that control the properties of the brush tip as you paint. You find the brush dynamics options in the Brush Tip Shape section of the Brushes palette. One of these is the Color Dynamics option.


To add the Color Dynamics element to a brush tip:


  • Select the Color Dynamics check box
  • Click on the Color Dynamics option so the five Color Dynamics option controls appear
  • By default, each of the controls is set to 0%

Let's examine each, one at a time, to get a better idea of how they affect the stroke of the brush tip:


  • Foreground/Background Jitter - Sets the amount a stroke varies between the foreground and background color.
  • Hue Jitter - Sets the amount a stroke varies in hue from the foreground color.
  • Saturation Jitter - Sets the amount a stroke varies in saturation from the foreground color.
  • Brightness Jitter - Sets the amount a stroke varies in brightness from the foreground color.
  • Purity - Increases or decreases the saturation of a stroke from the foreground color. Purity increases when you move the control slider to the right and decreases when you move the control slider to the left.

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