Tweaking the Pattern Brush tools advanced options

The Pattern Brush has a completely different set of advanced options, as shown in Figure 14-8, than the other drawing tools. As I mention in Chapter 10, it would almost take forever to go over the available options for each type of Pattern Brush, so I list all of the options you see on the palette. Keep in mind that not all of the options are available, depending on the type of Pattern Brush you're adjusting — options you can't use will be grayed out.

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To adjust the Pattern Brush tools advanced options, follow these steps:

1. Select the Pattern Brush tool on the Tools palette.

2. Open the Tool Options palette by pressing F3.

3. Click the Show Menu button and select Advanced Settings Mode.

The [Pattern Brush] Tool Options palette offers the following advanced settings:

• Thickness: Entering a value between 0% and 100% in the text box adjusts the roundness of the pattern.

• Direction: If you've changed the pattern's Thickness, you can change the angle the pattern sits at by entering a value between 0 and 360 degrees.

• Direction Range: If you want the pattern to rotate depending on the angle of your stylus, you can set the rotation angle by entering a value between 0 and 180 degrees. This option is available if you set the Brush Control for Direction to anything but None. (I explain this in the "Brush control" section of this chapter.)

• Direction Unit: If the pattern rotates as you draw, you can set the rotation interval by entering a value between 0.1 and 90 degrees. This option is available if you set the Brush Control for Direction to anything but None. (1 explain this in the "Brush control" section of this chapter.)

• Spray Area: If the Pattern Brush is airbrush-based, you can set the size of the spray area by entering a value between 1.0 mm and 100 mm.

• Minimum Spray: If the airbrush-based pattern is pressure sensitive, entering a value between 1% and 100% sets the minimum amount of spray when you lightly draw on the canvas. This option is available if you set the Brush Control for Spray Area to anything but None. (1 explain this in the "Brush control" section of this chapter.)

• Density: This sets the density of the airbrush-based pattern. You can enter a value between 1 and 16 in its text box.

• Minimum Density: If the airbrush-based pattern is pressure sensitive,you can enteravalue between l%and 100% to set the minimum amount of density as you lightly draw on the canvas. This option is available if you set the Brush Control for Density to anything but None. (I explain this in the "Brush control" section of this chapter.)

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