How do I make the opacity of the brush strokes not stack? I see a lot of artists do this


When I'm coloring a drawing in PS, if I set the opacity to 50%, color, then lift my brush, then nick the same area, it stacks the opacity for a more opaque results. I want it to all be the same unless I increase the opacity, and I see this in a lot of YouTube videos. Right now coloring is nigh on impossible because all the colors stack and I have a weirdly shaded photo just from coloring.

6/22/2012 8:30:00 PM

Accepted Answer

As @Scott mentions, I'm not sure you have any options in Photoshop for a brush not to 'stack'.

An alternative would be to use layer opacity instead. You set the layer to 50%, for example, and the brush to 100%. That way you can paint without any overlapping.

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6/20/2012 11:12:00 PM