It is come to me that during the course of some of this conversation that there's some confusion as to what the brushes are and what the brushes do, so for today, here's what I'd like you to takeaway or understand. When we're using these tools, the paint brush puts down paint. Okay, you're putting pixels down, you're putting paint down. What color, how you do it, with what kind of nib head, what kind of texture, that's up to you. The mixer brush, the mixer brush, it's got a little icon with a drop. It will put down paint, but it'll also pick up paint from underneath, so you can use the show all layers, or use all layers to pick up paint from underneath and put it down. In addition, the mixer brush will smudge. It'll smudge whatever you've got as you go. It'll also smudge using a reference for what's below. Now, the mixer brushes and what Kyle brushes, he calls them blender brushes, blender brushes. A blender brush for Kyle is a smudge tool. Okay, a blender brush for Kyle is a smudge to...
ol. Just put that in your head. A smudge tool is a blender. Now the blender brush blends or smudges, interchangeable word, what you already have there. It'll pick up what's below. What that means, when I say it'll pick up what's below, it'll do it on a blank layer for you, but it's picking up what's underneath. So the difference between a mixer brush and a blender brush is that the mixer brush will lay down paint and pick up, it's very complicated, a blender brush will only pick up paint. Pick up paint. Now, in addition, the difference between a mixer brush and a blender brush is no texture. You cannot add texture to a blender brush. You can add texture to a mixer brush. I understand this is a little confusing. The difference between a mixer brush and a blender brush is a mixer brush will add color, add color, and you can add texture. A blender brush cannot. I will be 100% honest with you. I use them both completely interchangeably. So I'll be using a blender brush and then if I need to pick up color from underneath, I will go, oh, or add color, I'll switch to a mixer brush. That's the only difference. I find them basically the same. Color replacement tool, poop, don't use it, okay. It's just poop, poop-ey, poop-ey, poop-ey. Alright, we went over the symmetrical drawing. It's fun, enjoy it. Now I just wanna have a real fast conversation about terms and understanding what you're looking for. This is what we're in the photo world for this conversation, we really are talking about illustration and painting, and so I just want you guys to kinda have an understanding about the tools, like the pencil, when people say a chalk line, a conte line, a hard line, a thin line, and then if you go down here and you've got like an airbrush look, or a bristly look, or a spatter look, or oil, and in the handout, this is just a reference for you to take a look and when this really becomes important is when you're looking at 1,200 brushes. So Kyle has named his brushes with these kinds of themes. And, I think if you're just starting out, it's like well, what's the difference between a nice smudge and a scratchy smudge. I mean, you can sort of figure it out by the name, but at least this'll give you a little bit of a visual sample. Like, a splatter versus a scribble, or a heavy texture versus a dapple texture. So just use this as a guide to kinda get your mind wrapped around what kind of terms we're looking at.