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Summary

Photoshop's painting tools are easy and fun to use. In this hour, you took a look at the Airbrush, Paintbrush, History Brush, Pencil, and Eraser tools. Brush shapes apply to all the tools, not just to the Paintbrush. You can alter the brush shape or its behavior by using the controls on the Tool Options bar. You learned to activate the Airbrush, Paintbrush, Pencil, or Eraser by pressing a single keyboard letter. You learned about some of the tool options and how they affect the quality of the brush stroke.

Q&A

Q1: Can I make a custom brush that's not round?
A1: Sure. You can even make part of your image into a custom brush. Use the rectangular Marquee to select a portion of an image. (You can use the Pencil Tool to draw a particular brush shape if you want.) With the Marquee active, select Define Brushes from the Palette menu on the Brushes palette. The new brush appears on the Brushes palette. Double-click it to set its spacing option. Set Anti-aliased to make the brush blend with the background image. When you're done creating brushes, choose Save Brushes from the Brush Options palette menu to save your current brush set.
Q2:Real airbrushes can spray a very light mist of color. How can I duplicate this effect?
A2: On the Options menu, set the pressure very low. A large brush and a pressure of 10 or less will give you the effect you want.
Q3:How do I make my brush strokes look like a watercolor?
A3: Easy. Just click the Wet Edges check box. If you'd rather use “oil paint,” leave the check box unchecked.


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