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Chapter 12. Paint > Brush tool

Brush tool

First, just to get started, let’s get acquainted with the Brush tool. In these instructions, you will choose an existing brush preset (brush tip) for the Brush tool, and then choose various options bar settings to customize how the tool applies pigment. In the next section, starting on page 213, you will learn how to customize a brush preset using a wide assortment of options on the Brushes palette.

Tool shortcuts

Cycle through the blending Modes on the options barShift + or Shift -
Decrease/increase a brush’s aster Diameter“[” or “]”
Change Opacity level[*] (Shift-press a number to change the Flow level)0 through 9 on the keypad (e.g., 2 = 20%) or quickly type a percentage (e.g. “38”)


[*] If the Airbrush option is on, Shift-press a number to change the Opacity level.



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