Rake Controls

The Rake controls lets you control the sophisticated features of a Rake stroke, which maintains the angle of the brush head as the stroke changes direction. As the brush turns, bristles come in and out of contact with the painting surface.

The Contact Ang slider adjusts how much of the brush touches the painting surface — in other words, the number of rake "tines" that touch the canvas at once.

The Contact Ang controls determine how much of the brush contacts the painting surface. Settings shown are 180° (left), 125° (middle), and right=0° (right), with a Brush Scale setting of450%.

Brush Scale controls the spacing between individual bristles that compose the Rake. The size of each dab is determined in the Size area of the Stroke Designer page. For more information, see "Spacing Controls" on page 221.

Brush Scale controls the spacing between individual dabs in the rake. Higher Brush Scale settings spread the dabs. Settings shown are 2500% (left) and 0% (right).

When you turn a real brush to paint a curve, bristles at the edges move in and out of contact with the painting surface, depending on the brush's location on the curve (inside or outside). Turn Amount simulates this bristle displacement.

The Turn Amount slider controls the displacement of inside and outside bristles. Settings shown are 0% (left) and 150% (right).

The Bristle controls set the number of bristles or dabs used for Multi and Rake stroke types.

The Spread Bristles control dynamically adjusts brush scale on the basis of pressure. The harder you press, the more the brush fans out.

Spread Bristles controls the spacing of bristles, based on stylus pressure. The harder you press, the more the bristles spread. If you want the spread constant, disable this option. Enabled (left) and disabled (right) settings are shown.

Soften Bristle Edge makes a brush's outer dabs semitransparent. This option is particularly effective when used with Turn Amount.

Soften Bristle Edge turns the outer dabs semitransparent.

Disabled (left) and enabled (right) settings are shown.

Soften Bristle Edge turns the outer dabs semitransparent.

Disabled (left) and enabled (right) settings are shown.

To set brush contact angle

1 On the Stroke Designer page of the Brush Creator, click Rake.

2 Move the Contact Ang slider to the left to create a low contact angle (few of the dabs are in contact with the paper). Move the slider all the way to the right to create a high contact angle (all of the dabs are in contact with the paper).

To set brush scale

1 On the Stroke Designer page of the Brush Creator, click Rake.

2 Do one of the following:

• To bring the scale closer to equaling the dab width, move the Brush Scale slider to the right. When the scale is 100%, the stroke width equals the dab width multiplied by the number of dabs.

• To cause dabs to overlap, move the Brush Scale slider to the left. When the scale is less than 100%, the dabs overlap. Overlapping dabs create a natural, subtle stroke when used with Turn Amount and Soften Bristle Edge.

To set bristle displacement

1 On the Stroke Designer page of the Brush Creator, click Rake.

2 Do one of the following:

• To increase the degree to which the displacement changes are based on the direction of the brush, move the Turn Amount slider to the right.

• To decrease the degree to which the displacement changes are based on the direction of the brush, move the Turn Amount slider to the left.

To set bristle number

1 On the Stroke Designer page of the Brush Creator, click Rake.

2 Move the Bristle slider to the right to increase, or to the left to decrease, the number of bristles in the brush.

To set bristle spacing

1 On the Stroke Designer page of the Brush Creator, click Rake.

2 Enable the Spread Bristles check box.

To soften bristle edge

1 On the Stroke Designer page of the Brush Creator, click Rake.

2 Enable the Soften Bristle Edge check box.

Was this article helpful?

0 0

Post a comment