might be the wrong forum... sorry. Ok so I used to paint in photoshop by having opacity set to pen pressure.. Its was easy to create smooth value transitions because it was just like a pencil. Since I figured this was not helping me learn to paint at all.. since paint doesnt work that way.. I started setting size to pen pressure instead. I am pulling my hair out right now because I cannot for the life of me control my values. No matter what I do everything looks like a hard edge.. its awful. Should I have opacity at 100%? lower?. I feel like a total idiot.. and im encountering problems that I dont while oil painting. could it be the hard brush? Or maybe I just need to work at it more and get better? I cant help but think somethings wrong... because although I suck at painting,.. I can usually do better than this nonsense.