Scattering is a great way of adding random brush strokes to images. Here's how it works

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Brushes in later versions of Photoshop have more options to control their behaviour. If you're using an older version you may find that some of the features that we've mentioned do not apply.

The Scattering section is great fun.This

adds a random scattering of the dabs and is a great way to add random,organic strokes to images.The Scatter slider controls the amount of scattering perpendicular to the stroke direction.

When the Both Axes option is enabled the scattering takes place perpendicular to the stroke and along it.Most of the time you'd leave this option off, unless you want a very randomized stroke,almost like a spray.

B3 | The Count slider multiplies each dab by the number shown.instead of a single dab,a setting of 5 in the Count slider will produce five times as many dabs,each of which may be scattered.Because it increases the density of the brush dabs you may want to lower the Flow setting of the brush.

E Count Jitter simply varies the number in the Count setting per dab,and is not very noticeable in most situations.Note that there are Control pop-ups in the Scatter section so you can link the parameters to graphics pen tilt,pressure and scroll wheel, or fake the effect of distance.

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