Thank you so much for this tutorial! I've been teaching myself how to paint realistically in Photoshop, and I'm really stuck at finding a blender I work well with. I have been using nebezial's round blender, but I don't think it is working properly since I am using it in Photoshop 7 (no scattering option, and it does not allow me to duplicate the settings...what results is a lot of round circles as if there is a lot of spacing, but the spacing is 0!)
Anyways, so after looking at this tutorial, I realized this is the kind of brush I want. So I studied your brush, created a similar-looking brush, tried to duplicate your settings, played around with the settings, and it is not working well for me, and I really don't understand why. Because I want to be able to use scattering, I used CS3.
Here is a screenshot of my CS3 and the piece I am working on. The brush is enlarged (in outline form) so you can see what it looks like. The smudging is not very smooth and it is very choppy. I have spent the last two weeks googling other blenders, and trying to learn what makes a good blender, and I'm not having very much luck at all. I'm sorry to be a bother, but I usually try to figure things out on my own before I ask for help Thank you for this wonderful tutorial!
My screenshot (I hope the HTML works, I am new to DeviantArt!)