Photoshop Brush Parameters Compatibility



This page list all the Photoshop brush parameters and their compatibility with Substance 3D Painter brush engine.

General Compatibility

When looking inside the ABR file, Substance 3D Painter will only retrieve specific Brush/Tool presets:

Preset Type Support Description
Brush (bitmap) Imported Brush presets based on bitmaps as their alphas will be imported.
Brush (procedural) Ignored Brush presets based on procedural shapes (like a circle) are not imported.
Brush (Airbrush) Ignored Brush presets with Airbrush settings are not imported.
Brush (Bristle) Ignored Brush presets with Bristle settings are not imported.
Brush (Erodible) Ignored Brush presets with Erodible settings are not imported.
Pencil Ignored Pencil presets are not imported.
Mixer Brush Ignored Mixer brush presets are not imported.
Clone Stamp Ignored Clone Stamp presets are not imported.
Smudge Ignored Smudge presets are not imported.

Parameters

To learn more about what those parameters can do, refer to the official Photoshop documentation .

Not all Photoshop brush parameters are supported. Refer to the legend to know the status of each parameter described below:

  • Square (■) : indicates the parameter is supported, refer to the description to know how to access it.
  • Cross (✖) : indicates the parameter is not supported.

While control parameters in brush presets can be controlled via various methods such as Pen Tilt, Fade and Pen pressure, only the Pen Pressure is currently supported.

Group Parameter Support Description
Brush Tip Shape
Size

Matched with Paint tool Size parameter.

Photoshop defines size in Pixels, while Substance 3D Painter size is based on the project Bounding Box. An exact match is therefore not possible and will only be relative.

Flip X Handled via "Brush Maker Photoshop" Substance file.
Flip Y Handled via "Brush Maker Photoshop" Substance file.
Angle Matched with Paint tool Angle parameter.
Roundness Handled via "Brush Maker Photoshop" Substance file.
Hardness Handled via "Brush Maker Photoshop" Substance file.
Spacing Matched with Paint tool Spacing parameter.




Shape Dynamics
Size Jitter Matched with Paint tool Size Jitter parameter.
Control (for Size) Matched with Paint tool Pressure setting for Size parameter .
Minimum Diameter Matched with Paint tool Minimum Size parameter.
Tilt Scale
Angle Jitter Matched with Paint tool Angle Jitter parameter.
Control (for Angle)
Roundness Jitter Handled via "Brush Maker Photoshop" Substance file.
Minimum Roundness Handled via "Brush Maker Photoshop" Substance file.
Flip X Jitter Handled via "Brush Maker Photoshop" Substance file.
Flip Y Jitter Handled via "Brush Maker Photoshop" Substance file.
Brush Projection




Scattering
Scatter
Matched with Paint tool Position Jitter parameter.
Both Axes
Matched with Paint tool Position Jitter Axis parameter.
Control (for Scatter)
Count
Compensated via Paint tool Spacing parameter.
Count Jitter
Control (for Count Jitter)




Texture
Texture Pattern
Invert
Scale
Brightness
Contrast
Texture Each Tip
Mode
Depth
Minimum Depth
Depth Jitter
Control (for Depth Jitter)




Dual Brush
Mode
Size
Spacing
Scatter
Both Axes
Count




Color Dynamics
Apply Per Tip
Foreground/Background Jitter
Control (for F/B Jitter)
Hue Jitter
Saturation Jitter
Brightness Jitter
Purity




Transfert
Opacity Jitter
Matched with Paint tool Stamps Blending parameter set to "Lighten".
Control (for Opacity)
Matched with Paint tool Pressure setting for Flow parameter.
Minimum (for Opacity Control)
Matched with Paint tool Minimum Flow parameter.
Flow Jitter
Matched with Paint tool Flow Jitter parameter.
Control (for Flow)
Matched with Paint tool Pressure setting for Flow parameter (if lower than Opacity) .
Minimum (for Flow Control)
Matched with Paint tool Minimum Flow parameter (if lower than Opacity).
Wetness Jitter
Control (for Wetness Jitter)
Minimum (for Wetness Control)
Mix Jitter
Control (for Mix)
Minimum (for Mix Control)




Brush Pose
Tilt X
Override Tilt X
Tilt Y
Override Tilt Y
Rotation
Override Rotation
Pressure
Override Pressure




Other
Noise
Wet Edges
Build-up
Smoothing
Not directly matched, but can be handled via the Lazy Mouse setting.
Protect Texture