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Old 11-15-2005, 06:09 PM
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Airbrush/Paintbrush

I have recently understood that airbrush and paintbrush isn't the same.
I know where to find the airbrush, but can someone please tell me where to find the paintbrush and also tell me the difference between them.

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Old 11-15-2005, 08:23 PM
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I have recently understood that airbrush and paintbrush isn't the same.
I know where to find the airbrush, but can someone please tell me where to find the paintbrush and also tell me the difference between them.

*/Lazze_gurra
If you have Photoshop 6 or an earlier version, there is an Airbrush tool in the Tools palette. The Airbrush tool is separate from the Brush tool.

Starting with Photoshop 7, there is no longer a specific tool. Airbrush is an "option" (button on the tool bar at the top of the screen, usually just to the right of the Flow control) you click to turn on/off. The airbrush option can be used with any tool that uses a brush, for example, Dodge, Burn, Erase, Clone, etc.

When the airbrush option is turned on, one has control over the rate of application of the tool that's in effect at the moment. The Flow and Opacity controls affect "how fast" and "how much" the effect is being applied.

I hope this helps a little. It is easier to understand if you try it.

~Danny~
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Old 11-15-2005, 09:00 PM
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Thanks for the answer, it answered a part of my question.
The other part is:
Is there anything called paintbrush, or is that just the ordinary pencil?
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Old 11-16-2005, 05:33 AM
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Danny, has said it all. Just like to add my way of seeing it......

If the airbrush option if OFF, then one click of your mouse will apply all of the paint defined by the opacity setting.
If the airbrush is ON, then the amount of paint applied depends on HOW LONG you hold the button on. (máximum = opacity, rate = flow)

The pencil is another tool which belongs to the brush family. To see the family look at the corresponding fly-out menu of the toolbar, or press <B> then <Shift><B> to cycle through the options.

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Old 11-16-2005, 09:46 AM
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Upto PS7, the Brush tool was called Paintbrush, to differentiate from Airbrush, they were 2 seperate tools.

From PS7 onward, there was just one tool Brush, which incorporated the functionality of both tools, as described by Danny.
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Old 11-16-2005, 09:57 PM
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Thanks guys for being so patient.
Now it's totally clear to me.
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