by Julieanne Kost

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August 31, 2012

Update! Click here (20 Brush and Painting Tool Shortcuts in Photoshop CC) to see twenty of my favorite tips related to brushes and painting in Photoshop CC in a single post.

When using the Brushes in Photoshop CS6, color can now be applied on a per tip stroke basis – to scatter color and size per stroke (not within a single stroke). The three brush strokes on the top were made with the Color Dynamics “Apply Per Tip” option unchecked, the three strokes on the bottom were made with the “Apply Per Tip” option checked.

This feature is especially useful when creating multiple strokes that need to vary slightly in Hue, Saturation and/or Brightness.


  • By Joe Pillera - 5:26 AM on August 31, 2012  

    I hope you teach another Lynda course (I’m a big user of Bridge, PS and recently Illustrator). I love your tips.

    I’ve avoided Lightroom – only because my perception is that it’s a “one or the other” with Bridge and Lightroom – see what I mean?


    • By Julieanne Kost - 9:03 AM on August 31, 2012  

      Joe, Although I use Lightroom for the majority of my asset management and image processing, there are definitely times when I still use Bridge. When I have a client job, and I don’t need to add the files to my catalog for example!

  • By Robin - 8:47 AM on August 31, 2012  

    It worked the opposite for me. When Apply Per Tip is checked it looks like the to 3 examples, not the bottom 3.

    • By Julieanne Kost - 9:01 AM on August 31, 2012  

      Thanks for pointing out that I had the labels backwards Robin, you’re absolutely right! I have fixed the illustration so that it is correct.