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Q1:Can I make a custom brush that's not round?
A1: Sure. You can even make part of your image into a custom brush. Use the rectangular Marquee to select a portion of an image. (You can use the Pencil tool to draw a particular brush shape if you want.) With the Marquee active, select Define Brushes from the Palette menu on the Brushes palette. The new brush appears on the Brushes palette. Double-click it to set its spacing option. Set Anti-aliased to make the brush blend with the background image. When you're done creating brushes, choose Save Brushes from the Brush Options palette menu to save your current brush set.
Q2:Real airbushes can spray a very light mist of color. How can I duplicate this effect?
A2: On the Options menu, set the pressure very low. A large brush and a pressure of 10 or less well give you the effect you want.
Q3:How do I make my brush strokes look like a watercolor?
A3: Easy. Just click the Wet Edges check box. If you'd rather use "oil paint," leave the check box unchecked.


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