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Step 2: Working with Dry and Wet Paint

When the Mixer Brush tool is selected, choices in the Options bar allow you to choose Useful Mixer Brush Combinations from the pop-up menu; for instance, Dry, Moist, Wet, and Very Wet. The Dry setting allows the application of more opaque color, and the Moist and Wet settings offer variations of wetness and blending when new paint is applied. To load your brush with paint as I did in this project, choose Load Brush from the Current Brush Load pop-up menu (next to the color swatch) in the Options bar. Figure 8 shows practice strokes with the Dry, Moist, Wet, and Very Wet settings. Enjoy exploring brushwork with the different Useful Mixer Brush Combinations settings.

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Figure 8 Exploring the Useful Mixer Brush Combinations settings. This example shows practice strokes that I painted with the Dry, Moist, Wet, and Very Wet settings.

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