Hard vs Soft Edge Brushes in Photoshop

How to Fix ‘Blurry’ Digital Paintings with Hard and Soft Brushes

Do your paintings look a little blurry around the edges?

Chances are, you’re over-using soft brushes, without going in and defining enough sharp details with a hard brush. Using ONLY hard edge brushes won’t work either though – you’ll lose the smooth edges necessary to create soft transitions and gradients.

The key is to use a combination of both hard and soft brushes and erasers.

Hard vs Soft Edge Brushes in Photoshop

Watch the video below to find out:

  • Exactly what’s causing the fuzzy edges
  • The tricks I personally use to define crisp details
  • 3 simple rendering techniques to make your life much, much easier

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