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Old 05-22-2011, 11:15 PM
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CS5.1 question

SO, I recently reinstalled CS5 on my computer and now since it says cs5.1, I'm guessing there are updates.

Now, I am having so much trouble getting simple setting back to what I am used to using.

attached is a picture form photoshop of just 4 lines drawn with the brush tool while pressing Shit to make a straight line. As you can see, the tablet pressure feature thing is messing it and not allowing brush thickness to stay the same.

How do I fix this. I have tried everything, I know its simple.

the 2nd picture is the brush tool 100% hardness, 100% opacity and 100% flow...still with breaks across the line. How do I fix? There isn't another option under brush size and hardness level.
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Old 05-23-2011, 09:15 AM
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Re: CS5.1 question

To check for an update, go under the Help menu and select the Update command. Have to be hooked to the net.
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:29 AM
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SO, I recently reinstalled CS5 on my computer and now since it says cs5.1, I'm guessing there are updates.

Now, I am having so much trouble getting simple setting back to what I am used to using.

attached is a picture form photoshop of just 4 lines drawn with the brush tool while pressing Shit to make a straight line. As you can see, the tablet pressure feature thing is messing it and not allowing brush thickness to stay the same.

How do I fix this. I have tried everything, I know its simple.

the 2nd picture is the brush tool 100% hardness, 100% opacity and 100% flow...still with breaks across the line. How do I fix? There isn't another option under brush size and hardness level.
Go to the option bar at the top of your window and see the two targets that look like bulls-eye targets next to the Opacity and Flow boxes - click them to turn them off.
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Old 05-23-2011, 01:44 PM
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Re: CS5.1 question

Sorry about the typos in the first post.

I am aware of both of those options and tried turning them off but it doesn't work. I did just realize the problem is only when I use my tablet(for the picture). For the 2nd picture, it doesn't matter what I use, I can't get a solid line.
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Old 05-23-2011, 01:58 PM
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Sorry about the typos in the first post.

I am aware of both of those options and tried turning them off but it doesn't work. I did just realize the problem is only when I use my tablet(for the picture). For the 2nd picture, it doesn't matter what I use, I can't get a solid line.
If that did not work then I suspect that you did not change the Control to Off from Pressure in the Brush Dynamics tab. Please see the attachment.
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Old 05-23-2011, 02:16 PM
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Re: CS5.1 question

just messed with that panel. I turned it off which takes care of it, but I do occasionally use that feature when using the healing brush on skin.

Which is another issue I haven't quite figured out yet or know what the real problem it. My Healing brush tool on 0% hardness doesn't seem as smooth when filling a small area or whatever.

Its hard to explain, but I know something is different and it's annoying.

Thanks for the help Murray.
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Old 05-23-2011, 03:05 PM
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Re: CS5.1 question

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Old 05-30-2011, 12:22 AM
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The problem with image #2 is spacing. Set spacing to 0 to get a smooth, thick stroke.
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Old 06-06-2011, 03:07 AM
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Re: CS5.1 question

update here. I have listened to everyone that I have talked to about this and tried everything people have suggested. Check out the attached.
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Old 06-06-2011, 03:56 AM
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update here. I have listened to everyone that I have talked to about this and tried everything people have suggested. Check out the attached.
On the attached image it looks like you have a lower spacing setting on the right hand example compared to the left. Ps: You can get away with a larger spacing on a soft brush than on a hard one.
See my screenshot.

Edit: also, make sure you have set the pen pressure control settings the same in both brushes used in the example. Set it to off for the transfer settings (opacity/flow) to make sure it doesn't influence your test. Also check your options bar that you are not accidentally overriding the brush settings (see screenshot).
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