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Adjusting Bristle Brush Tips

Bristle brushes (New!) simulate the effects of painting with a natural brush, such as watercolors and oils. When you use a bristle brush, it paints with vectors to resemble a natural brush stroke. When you select a bristle brush, you can set brush options, such as brush shape (either, round or flat), brush size, length, density, thickness, and stiffness. If you want to see a visual representation of your changes, use the Toggle the Bristle Brush Preview button (New!) on the panel. When you use a writing tablet and 6D pen, such as a Wacom Art Pen, with a bristle brush, the pen responds to pressure, bearing, rotation, and tilt.

Adjust a Bristle Brush Tip

  • blue-circle1.jpg Select a Brush tool on the toolbox, and then select the Brush panel.
  • blue-circle2.jpg Click to select a bristle brush tip.
  • blue-circle3.jpg To show or hide the bristle brush preview, click the Toggle the Bristle Brush Preview button on the panel.
  • blue-circle4.jpg Select from the various bristle options:
    • Shape. Lets you select a bristle brush shape, such as Round or Flat (Point, Blunt, Curve, Angle, or Fan).

    • Bristles. Lets you modify the density of the bristle between 1% and 100%. The density is the number of bristles in a specified area of the brush neck.

    • Length. Lets you modify the length of the bristle between 25% and 500%.

    • Thickness. Lets you modify the thickness of the bristle from fine to coarse between 1% and 200%.

    • Stiffness. Specify the rigidness of the bristle between 1% to 100%. A lower value creates flexible bristles, while a higher value creates stiffer bristles.

    • Angle. Lets you modify the angle of the brush.

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