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    CS6 Pen tool help

    While using the pen tool in CS6, using it to StrokePath with a brush how do you simulate pressure to only have the minimum diameter only on one side of the path and the other at 100% diameter, rather than the minimum on both sides?

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    I think you are using the wrong software for this job.

    I'm interested to see a response that says Photoshop can do this, if at all.

    In the meantime, let me suggest an alternative.

    Based on your working method as described you can accomplish this easier in Illustrator.

    First, you have to create a custom brush. You can see a video of how to do that here. Creating a Calligraphic Brush at 9:29 is where you want to pay attention.

    After creating and saving your brush, then create your path with the pen tool.
    Select the path.
    Go to the brush panel and select your brush.
    Wa-Lah! You have a brush that simulates pressure.

    Here's a drawing I did using this method. It also has the advantage of being resolution independent so I can resize it with no loss of quality.
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    Sorry, I couldn't answer the Photoshop questions, but I hope this helps.

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    Have you tried using Fade in the Size Jitter. If it's a short path then use a low number. If it's much longer then bump it up. The preview window doesn't always show an accurate representation.


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    joeparis, i think you understand what im talking about. i am trying to create lines like you have in your preview, but for some reason, no matter how much i mess with the specs in shape dynamics cant create it. it quite frustrating because i was using the pen tool and unintentionally created the lines with one side fat a few times, but cant realize how i did it. i appreciate you checkin it out though

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    It works for me to man. Control on that brush tap next to fade means how long the line is and minimum diameter is only one sided on fade. Thats all there is to it.

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