In this tutorial we will explain and demonstrate how the Color Dynamics properties work and how they affect the painting. Move the Color Dynamics sliders to change the Hue, the Saturation, the Brightness or the Opacity of each brush stroke. In each demonstration, only 1 property has been changed, the others are left unchanged at 0 but you can obivously mix the changes to these properties to add more randomness to your brush strokes. (see image at the bottom)

In all the following examples we have used the red Paint Brush 06 family from the Paint brush category, and we have painted on the white canvas. (In the Clone properties chose Paint) and change the brush's color from black to red or a color you prefer. The size of the brush is 109 so to better visualize the result and the Opacity is 100. 


Hue Jitter
By increasing this value, the brush's hue will change along the path. The higher the value, the greater the hue randomness will be between the brush strokes. At a value of 100, the color's range will be from -180 to 180. 

 

Saturation Jitter
By increasing this value, the brush's saturation will change along the path (from desaturated to over-saturated). The higher the value, the greater the saturation randomness will be between the brush strokes. At 100, the brush will randomly be saturated to maximum or desaturated (gray).

 

Brightness Jitter
By increasing this value, the brush's brightness will change along the path. The higher the value, the greater the brightness randomness will be between the brush strokes. At a value of 100, the brightness of the brush strokes will cover the range from black to white. 

 

Opacity Jitter
By increasing this value, the brush's opacity will change along the path (from transparent to opaque). The higher the value, the greater the opacity randomness will be between the brush strokes. At a value of 100, the brushes will randomly be transparent or opaque. 

 

Mixing the jitter properties changes the brush’s randomness in interesting ways: