• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

The Painting Tools

Now turn your attention to the Painting tools. For the rest of this hour, you'll be working with the Brush, Eraser, and Pencil tools.

Try it Yourself

Working with the Painting Tool

Before you go any further, why not stop and try some of these tools? Follow these steps:

1.
Create a new document, making the page big enough so that you have some elbow room. The default size, 7 by 5 inches, is fine.

2.
On the right side of the screen, look for the Swatches palette. If it's missing, open it from the Window menu. Click the tab to bring it forward, if necessary. Clicking Swatches opens an electronic paintbox. For now, just click any color you like.

3.
Press B to select the Brush from the toolbox.

4.
Click the down-pointing triangle next to the Brush icon in the Tool Options bar to open the Brushes menu. Choose a brush tip.

5.
Press and hold the mouse button as you drag the brush over the canvas to paint.

6.
Try the Pencil and Eraser tools, too. Press Shift+B to switch from the Brush to the Pencil and then press E to switch to the Eraser. See what changing the options does for each tool.



PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint