Airbrush Controls

Airbrush controls adjust Spread, or the amount of media that spreads out as it is applied, and Flow, or the amount of media that is actually applied. Some Airbrush controls work in conjunction with Expression settings. For more information about Expression settings, see "Expression Settings" on page 262.

Spread controls how paint spreads out as it is applied. In other words, it sets the size of the cone of spread from the tip of the airbrush or spray can. A good range for the Spread setting is 30% to 40%. Narrow settings for Spread and Angle can cause problems. Narrow settings for Spread and Tilt can cause paint to be deposited away from the cursor.

The Min Spread control determines the smallest amount of paint that can spread out as it is applied. The Min Spread setting represents a percentage of the Spread setting.

Flow controls how much media is applied by an airbrush stroke. The Flow control acts like the needle control on a real airbrush. Use the Expression settings on the Stroke Designer page to tie Flow to the wheel on an airbrush stylus. Because the airbrush dab types deposit many small dabs to create their spray-paint look, you might need to cut down on the flow to speed up the airbrush.

The Min Flow control determines the smallest amount of paint flow that can be applied during a stroke. The Min Flow setting represents a percentage of the Flow setting.

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