Go Back   RetouchPRO > Technique > Image Help
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Image Help Got a problem image? Don't know where to begin? Upload images and ask our users what they think or if they can help

Color Buildup

Thread Tools
Old 03-28-2003, 07:03 PM
KenB's Avatar
KenB KenB is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Michigan
Posts: 186
Color Buildup

Using Photoshop 7.01, how do you stop the color from building up when you paint over the same area at less than 100% opacity.
A lot of times the area I want to apply paint to is larger than what I can see on my screen, if I remove my pen from the tablet and then move the viewable area and continue painting, wherever the paint overlaps, it builds up.

Reply With Quote top
Old 03-28-2003, 11:58 PM
roger_ele's Avatar
roger_ele roger_ele is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Sacramento, California
Posts: 620
Ken, there is flow and opacity but no limit setting, ...

you could zoom out, but you want to be zoomed in to see the detail, so ...

paint on a seperate layer at 100% brush opacity, with the opacity of the layer set to what you want the limit to be, then after painting you can fine tune the opacity of the layer or vary the opacity of the layer with gentle painting on a mask (or vary the edges of the painting on the mask). You can also get a feeling that the painting is more "a part" of the image by using some of the layer blending modes like Color Burn or Soft Light, change the opacity of the layer to counteract the brightness change when you change blending modes.

Hope this helps,
Reply With Quote top
Old 03-29-2003, 11:20 AM
jeaniesa's Avatar
jeaniesa jeaniesa is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Colorado foothills
Posts: 1,826
And if you ever need varying opacities of color, you can add a layer mask to the layer that Roger described and paint on it with varying shades of gray to simulate varying levels of opacity.

Reply With Quote top

  RetouchPRO > Technique > Image Help

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:32 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved