I've been looking online for ways to blend colors in photoshop and I can't find anything that suits my needs. I was told there is a way to blend colors such that when I paint with a color then choose a different color and go over the previous one, it will pick up that color and mix it like paint. I've been trying other programs like: Sai, Art Rage and Corel Painter and they all do it. Corel painter seems to be the best but I'm not as accustomed to it as I am Photoshop and I'd like to stick with it if I can. It just seems strange that Photoshop wouldn't do it since every other program does.
So, is there a way or do I have to blend manually?
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Originally Posted by dyle
It just seems strange that Photoshop wouldn't do it since every other program does.
Well, the name already might hint that Photoshop wasn't originally designed for painting but for editing photos so technically it's not a painting program though the newer versions have gone much to that direction.
Depending on your version, have you tried fiddling with the "Other Dynamics" in the brush presets (named that at least in CS2 but changed after that)? That is what I find to be the most close to blending colours, but it still probably isn't as good as with actual painting programs.
This will earn you the wrath and scorn of almost all the traditional blending painters....but just use the Smudge Tool with a soft round brush, strength at 55%....and in brush presets, click the scattering option ....instant blending tool.