Any advice for configuring and using Photoshop’s Mixer brush in my art?
Jade Koslov, US the Brush window together with the other settings that I like to edit on-the-fly.
For the Edit the Texture setting, I have the Brush window open all the time so I can edit the Texture detail as I paint. I use my own bespoke textures, created by heavily modifying photos and adding them to the pattern library. I also adjust the Brightness and Contrast sliders when I need more or less texture. This is a great way to mimic light brush strokes across the canvass surface, and prevents your marks from becoming repetitive.
Incorporating the Mixer brush into digital painting can greatly reduce that sanitised quality associated with digital art.
In this close-up you can see what a difference the Texture settings can make to mark quality.