The Paint Mixer Brush is ideal for digitally simulating the mixing of wet paint applied to a canvas. As you drag the Paint Mixer Brush across the page, the colour currently on the brush blends with the colour on the page, smudging and mixing them together.
The following settings can be adjusted from the context toolbar:
Width—the brush (stroke) size in pixels. Type directly in the text box or drag the pop-up slider to set the value.
Flow—how fast the brush effect is applied (1% is very slow, 100% is immediate). Type directly in the text box or drag the pop-up slider to set the value.
More—click to display the Brushes dialog to access advanced brush settings.
Force pressure to control size—Click to control brush size with pressure if using a pressure-sensitive device. This overrides brush defaults.
Strength—defines the extent to the smudging. Type directly in the text box or drag the pop-up slider to set the value.
Load Brush—removes the mixed colour currently on the brush and replaces it with the Colour 1 swatch colour set on the Colour panel.
Auto Load Brush—when selected, each new stroke will automatically Load Brush as described above before pixels are applied to the page.
Clean Brush—removes the mixed colour currently on the brush, leaving a brush with no initial colour applied to it.
Model—selects a different colour model for use with the brush. RYB is a historical subtractive colour model based on red, yellow and blue as primary colours.
Symmetry—when set to greater than 0, repeats the brush stroke around a number of axes (defined by the symmetry value). The centre axis point can be repositioned by click-dragging it.
Mirror—with symmetry enabled, causes brush strokes to be mirrored along the X and Y axis.
Lock—when checked, prevents the symmetry line from being moved.