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Brush Opacity and Spacing Problem

Feb 13, 2013 5:41 PM

Tags: #photoshop #problem #spacing #brush #cs6 #opacity

I've run into two problems using the brush tool:


1. When I use a low opacity to gradually build up highlights in a drawing the opacity seems to skip a few strokes: Nothing is actually happening after a fes brush strokes and then suddenly there's a bright line, nothing inbetween. It looks like i was drawing with 50% opacity even though it was actually 5%. All other option such as pressure sensitivity are turend off.


2. When drawing a straight line with the brushtool, and then zooming in, I can see the individual spots that make up the brushstroke. It looks like brushspacing was on even though it wasn't.


I use cs6 on a windows 7 platform and have a wacom intuos 4.


my graphic card is a GeForceGT 540M

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    Feb 13, 2013 11:16 PM   in reply to BeastyThePicture

    Ad 1) Are you sure you are talking Opacity and not Flow?


    Ad 2) Which Brushes? Could you provide a screenshot (with Brush Tip Shape in the Brush Panel visible)?

    How can Brush Spacing not be on?

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    Mar 7, 2013 11:06 PM   in reply to BeastyThePicture

    Yeah, I'm having the exact problems as you. Actually, I think both of them are one. I set Opacity to about 50% then tried to reduce the Spacing to 1% but the problems still persist. My tablet works fine in Paint Tool SAI, so there must be some problems with Photoshop.

    I use Photoshop CS6 on Windows XP with a Wacom Bamboo Create.

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    Mar 8, 2013 12:03 AM   in reply to pband1256

    Could you please post a screenshot to illustrate the issue?

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    Mar 26, 2013 7:54 AM   in reply to BeastyThePicture

    Hi, I've been having the same problem!


    It's very annoying when rendering something delicate and your fine, pressure sensitive brush all of a sudden turns into a big marker.


    I'm using CS6 with Windows 8 and a Wacom Cintiq.


    Photoshop Experts, please help us!

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    Mar 29, 2013 6:42 AM   in reply to c.pfaffenbichler

    brush pressure.jpg

    This should illustrate the problem-  The brush was set with size and opacity set to pen pressure.

    I just filled the screen row by row, left to right with marks.  As you can see, at random times the brush loses all size and opacity sensitivity.

    Imagine delicately trying to render something like hair and this happening regurlarly at random times!

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