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    Blending in photoshop

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    Hoping for any tips on how to blend more effectively in photoshop

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    Use the Smudge tool with Scattering checked in the Brush settings palette.

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    like neonnoodle said, smudge is quite good , but with no standard brush

    you can use blur's brush kit wich include a set of great blending brushes

    http://hi.baidu.com/blur1977/blog/it...88cb10d15.html

    (read the readme with it to know)


    you can also blend the manual way (worth it) use colorpicker to pick the color just between the two color area (use ALT shortcut while brushing) and constantly pick the mid-color , brush , pick , brush , pick

    until you get your very personal blending technique.


    there is also the mixer brush (but not so efficient)

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    Use less strokes. Try a hard brush with 80% (or so) opacity, alt-click to pick a color. Study a bit of traditional painting, even if you plan to do only digital art.
    Keep practicing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zou View Post
    you can also blend the manual way (worth it) use colorpicker to pick the color just between the two color area (use ALT shortcut while brushing) and constantly pick the mid-color , brush , pick , brush , pick
    Im trying to remap the "alt" shortcut to right "alt gr", because my left alt on the keyboard is broken. But im not able to locate it on the keyboard shortcuts, any help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taha-023 View Post
    Im trying to remap the "alt" shortcut to right "alt gr", because my left alt on the keyboard is broken. But im not able to locate it on the keyboard shortcuts, any help?
    Buy a new keyboard? A basic one is pretty cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Star Eater View Post
    Buy a new keyboard? A basic one is pretty cheap.
    Uhh yeah i figured that.. Right now im not even able to buy food everyday let alown a keyboard lol..

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    using a bigger brush diameter with longer strokes might help

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    lol i know what u mean, i got stuck with a malfunctioning mouse for a month.

    you can use autohotkey to remap any key in your keyboard

    download the software from here

    http://www.autohotkey.com/


    then you must create a script that will remap your keys, it's simple:
    open the notepad
    paste this code in it

    <^>!::!


    it's very simple: '<^>!' is the altgr key followed by two point then '!' wich mean the normal alt
    when you will hit altgr it will send to the computer alt
    save this file to altremap.AHK

    don't forget to be sure it's *.ahk and not a.ahk.txt

    when you launch it autohotkey will open in tray (the green H)
    and will do the job


    Also you can use i shortcut to colorpicker , normally you can hold it like alt then when you release it it will back to brush.

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    Thanks a lot Zou!!! I got it working, its a lot quicker than i everytime specially for blending, because on cs6 i doesnt go back to brush automaticly.

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