The Artists' Oil controls are divided into three critical components: Paint, Brush, and Canvas. You can control Artists' Oil brushes' size and opacity with a tablet expression. For more information about setting brush size, grain and opacity, see "General Controls" on page 204. For more information about Expression settings, see "Expression Settings" on page 262.
The Grain slider on the property bar affects the look of Artists' Oils by controlling the level at which paper absorbs paint. When the Grain slider is set to 0%, the paper absorbs a very limited amount of paint; no paper grain is visible in the stroke and the paint color appears lighter. When the Grain slider is set to 100%, the paper completely absorbs the paint; no paper grain is visible, and the paint color appears darker. Grain is visible with Artists' Oils when the Grain slider is set between 1% and 99%. As an Artists' Oils brush runs out of paint, paper grain becomes more visible, so the the Amount slider also affects how much grain appears.
The Amount slider determines how much paint is loaded before each new brush stroke. The more paint you load, the longer the brush stroke lasts.
The Viscosity slider controls the rate of paint transfer to the canvas. The higher the viscosity, the faster the brush runs out of paint, creating shorter brush strokes.
The Blend slider controls how the paint color mixes with paint already on the canvas. High blend levels allow paint on the brush to blend easily with existing paint.
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