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Adobe Photoshop CS4 Studio Techniques by Dan Ablan, Ben Willmore

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Basic Editing Tools

Just as with the majority of Photoshop’s other features, there’s more than meets the eye with the editing tools. For now, we’ll cover their most obvious applications, but as you make your way through the rest of the book, keep in mind that these deceptively simple tools can perform some remarkable tricks. For example, the painting and gradient tools can be used for more than just painting and adding color—they can make intricate selections, composite photos, and create cool fadeouts. You can use them to create an infinite number of dazzling effects.

Painting

Photoshop offers two choices for painting: the Paintbrush (Brush) tool and the Pencil tool. The only difference between the two is that the Paintbrush always delivers ...

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