I lately installed PSElements 10 (on Windows 7), and i'm observing something i don't understand with the brushes Hue Jitter Option.
The official definition for Brush Option - Hue Jitter is :
"Sets the rate at which the stroke color switches between the foreground and background colors. Higher values cause more frequent switches between the two colors than lower values."
And that's usually how it works.
Example => basic brush, foreground color : red; background color: green; when hue jitter is at 0, the drawed line is red; when Hue Jitter is >0, the drawed line switches from red to green. No problem.
But then, i choose a special Brush (the Butterflies, for an example) => The appear in many different colors (not only red and green)
That's a special Brush (and the Hue Jitter isn't doing anything with this Brush), well ok.
And finally, i switch back to the basic Brush, and now the "Many different Colors" from the butterflies seem to be inherited by this basic brush, no way to make the Hue Jitter Option work again between foreground and background color.
Is this a bug ?
Regis (from France)
Elements can be buggy from time to time as far as the brush settings go because those brushes were probably made in the full photoshop version, which has more options for varying the colors of a brush (color dynamics).
In later versions of elements that is the wrong name for that option (hue jitter). It's actually color jitter as it's properly named in photoshop elements 2.
In photoshop elements if you have the Keep these settings for all Brushes checked, then the options from one brush will carry on to the next.
(If your using a tablet things may act strange from brush to brush if you have some of the dynamic settings enabled in Brush Tablet Options)
Also sometimes the settings get "stuck" so you may have to reset the Brush Tool, which is probably what's happening in your case.
Message was edited by: R_Kelly
Thank you for your answer R_Kelly !
You're right, the symptoms were probably related to the "Keep these settings for all Brushes" check Button (actually, it didn't happen to me first, but to one person i was trying to teach the functionning of these options).
So, the strange thing in Photoshop Elements is that brushes can inherit from "predefined" brushes some features (like the Photoshop CS Hue Jitter, or the size variation, or the orientation variation) that can not be directly set or modified in Photoshop Elements.
That is weird.
If i want a square brush that acts just like the Butterflies (in special brushes), i mean size-orientations-color(many) variations, then i must first select the Butterflies Brush, check the "Keep these settings for all Brushes" Button, then select a square brush, and draw afterwards.
Ok, i see.