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    Why do my soft brushes look the same as my hard brushes?

    Hi, could someone please tell me why my soft brushes look the same as my hard brushes?

    Is there a variable that Ive maybe changed unknowingly that makes their edges hard?

    I want a blurred, soft edge (just like in the thumbnail for the brush) but when I use any standard soft round I can't see any difference at all between them and the standard hard round.

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    Are you using the pencil tool instead of the paintbrush?


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    Haha brilliant Elwell. thanks. Im a rookie and that's exactly what I was doing. Wow, you're good.

    Can the softness be controlled? Can I make the edges of the brush even fuzzier?

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    Yes, in the Brushes palette under Brush Tip Shape there's a Hardness slider.


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    Thanks again Elwell. I didn't even know there was a menu under brush tip shape.
    Brilliant.

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