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Lesson 4. Painting and Editing

Lesson 4. Painting and Editing


Adobe Photoshop allows you to do more than edit, enhance, or modify photographic images. You can also create graphics by painting and drawing. This lesson focusses on painting. You'll learn how to paint colors with soft edges and transitions, and then apply layer styles and filters to modify the layer's image data.


In this lesson, you'll learn how to do the following:

  • Use the basic painting tools and experiment with different options for each tool.

  • Work with colors, gradients, or patterns in a layer.

  • Use layers to paint, adjust, add effects, and make color changes to specific portions of the image.

  • Set the blending mode and opacity of a layer to adjust how colors and each element of the image combine with the others.

  • Set the blending mode and opacity of a painting tool to adjust how a paint stroke combines with other pixels in the image.

  • Use the eraser tool, history paint brush, and History palette to make corrections.

  • Use a pattern from a different image to create a border.

  • Create custom brushes and settings that appear in the tool options bar for any painting tool.

This lesson will take about 60 minutes to complete. The lesson is designed to be done in Adobe Photoshop.

If needed, remove the previous lesson folder from your hard drive, and copy the Lesson04 folder onto it. As you work on this lesson, you'll overwrite the start files. If you need to restore the start files, copy them from the Adobe Photoshop Classroom in a Book CD.

Note

Windows users need to unlock the lesson files before using them. For more information, see "Copying the Classroom in a Book files".


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