I'm having issues with PSE10 on mac install.
When I try and use a round brush with 100% hardness, there is still significant dropoff in density from the center to the outside of the brush. Both the brush and layer are on "normal" mode. I've reset the brush tools. I've deleted the preference files for PSE10. What other settings should I be checking? I know that "brush flow" doesn't show up as a menu item in PSE10, but you can change it with keystrokes. I've messed with that and you can see the darkness of the brush change in the dropdown - I've set that to the "00" setting [shift-apple, ##], which I believe puts it to 100.
Any other ideas? Been pulling my hair out for a while now....
I've tried all the options present in this menu
with no luck. At the moment I'm unconcerned about the size of cursor versus the painted area, I just want whatever gets painted to be solid color instead of the fading effect that is occuring...
I will post mac osx info and a screenshot tonight - thanks for your response
Mac osx 10.7.5
display: 1920x1080 imac
I've attached a screenshot showing some strokes from a brush and a pencil. both have the same options, 100% hardness, 100% opacity.
Second screenshot shows what I'm after in this particular file... the "sharp" white area was created by using the magic wand tool to highlight the border, then stroked the selection to increase the thickness. I'm trying to add on to this by using the brush, which with 100% hardness I think I ought to be able to do? In messingn around, I've found that using the pencil will work fine for this application, but I'm trying to learn why my brushes are behaving this way... (is it normal by chance to always have softness with the brushes??)
That's probably normal for the brush tool, as some anti-alias is always used for the brush tool, even when the hardness is 100% so
the edges look a lot smoother.
The pencil tool doesn't apply any anti-aliasing to the strokes, thus the harsh looking edges.