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Thread: Dumb Question! How to remove noise/random grain from pastel "brush" ?

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    Dumb Question! How to remove noise/random grain from pastel "brush" ?

    Hi all!
    I'm sorry if this is a really stupid question, I'm new to digital art and ArtRage! Usually I draw with soft pastels on pastelmat paper and was hoping to simulate that in the program. When I use the pastel tool, and its preset options, it does a fantastic job mimicking real pastel! Except for the "noise" or granules, or texture? I'm not sure what the correct term is! but I really don't want any of that, that umm.. the dots with no color applied. lmao. Pastel in real life does not leave random dots! haha

    I have played with levels - pressure/softness/noise amount/noise scale from levels at 0% to 100% but that grain still comes through. if I do 100% pressure and go over it a few times it goes away but that's not ideal.

    How can I get rid of it and just have a nice solid color apply but keeping all other settings of the pastel "brush" tool?

    Any help is appreciated, thank you!Click image for larger version. 

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    Hello Shintori and welcome to the ArtRage forums
    Ah, what you are seeing there is the canvas/paper grain interacting with the pastel tool.
    All tools in AR interact with the canvas/paper they are used on in much the same way as their real world counterparts do. If you were to magnify real dry media on a toothy paper you will sometimes see small specs of paper still showing.
    If you want less tool interaction with the canvas/paper than you are getting by just adjusting the tool’s settings, then you can also change the canvas roughness and grain size to something smoother by opening the Canvas Settings panel: View > Canvas Settings.
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    aahh Thank you SO much Markw!! That solved it! Thank you, woohoo!

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    hope this helps

    turn canvas roughness to 0
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    Thank you, yes!! This program is pretty amazing with everything it can do, and I've barely scratched the surface!!

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