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ahkahna From: ahkahna Date: June 5th, 2006 11:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
The larger the size you work at the better quality you'll have with smoothness. I generally work between 300-400 dpi

Go to your brush presets (Brush on the top right of your menu), Brush tip Shape, and turn off the spacing. Play around with the hardness. This also uses less RAM and makes it easier to work faster (with some interesting effects!)
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: June 5th, 2006 11:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Omg Ahk you totally fixed a problem for me that has been bugging me forever. Now I don't see a dot trail on my larger brushes! :D
ahkahna From: ahkahna Date: June 6th, 2006 12:51 am (UTC) (Link)
yay I helped :D
chlorophyta From: chlorophyta Date: June 6th, 2006 01:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Could you ellaborate a little on what turning off spacing does? It seems to be giving me some... odd results...
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: June 6th, 2006 01:14 am (UTC) (Link)
what kind of odd results?

When I did it it made it so that whenyou turn off the pressure sensitivity and you make a line you don't see this trail of perfectly rounded brush sizes lined up right overlapping each other, so its a smooth line instead of segmenty looking
chlorophyta From: chlorophyta Date: June 6th, 2006 01:20 am (UTC) (Link)
Really? I just got a series of like dots- not overlapping or anything, very strange. I don't know if I've got some kind of setting on that's just completely screwing with that or what. 0_o
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: June 6th, 2006 01:21 am (UTC) (Link)
that happened to me too. Turn off your pressure sensitivity and see what happens.
chlorophyta From: chlorophyta Date: June 6th, 2006 01:41 am (UTC) (Link)
http://pics.livejournal.com/nevarraven/pic/00066a9a

Here's the results I'm getting. I've tried turning off all the different pressure sensitive things, but I can't find where I might have an option to turn off all pressure sensitivity...

But I can't really understand how not having pressure sensitivity would make anything easier. =P
ahkahna From: ahkahna Date: June 6th, 2006 01:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
It just keeps the computer from eating so much ram, especially when using the blending tool. You can use a normal brush for coloring, just change the settings for the blender. The harder you push on your stylus the less you'll have to worry about those crazy dots.

I used that system for this picture a while back: http://www.deviantart.com/view/27543209/


Just something you have to play with. A friend of mine showed it to me :P
chlorophyta From: chlorophyta Date: June 6th, 2006 01:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
*nods* Well, I definately want to play around with it, but it might take a little getting used-to, since it's -very- different from the way I'm used to working. I'm never object to learning new tricks, though, there have been plenty of things like that that I heard about and never really used at all for a couple months or years and then one day it would just kind of -click- into place. Like, Oh! That's how I can do -that-.

Maybe I'm just a freak. 0_o
kitsuken From: kitsuken Date: June 7th, 2006 05:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm the same actually. Sit for ages trying to get something right then come back to it a couple of days later and after 5 mins it clicks and things work

Then there's something else wrong that needs fixed :p

Another trick that can come in handy, if you don't quite like the colours in a particular area of your painting (shadows, highlights, etc) you can go to Image>Adjustments>Variations and change the colours around, getting to see previews in teh process. Wish I could remember who it was posted it as a tutorial, there example showed how useful it could be (changed warm shadows to cool ones to fit the piece better)
kitsuken From: kitsuken Date: June 7th, 2006 12:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Instead of turning it off try turning it to 1%. Eats more ram, but you get no spotting at all (I think it means it puts down another circle every 1% of the diameter of the circle, so with a 100px brush it'd put one down every pixel, meaning you get complete smoothness)
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