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Adobe Photoshop CS6 Essentials by Scott Onstott

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Chapter 4

Painting

By providing you with digital painting tools, Photoshop can keep you from suffering the fate of many a traditional painter: turpentine, mercury, and heavy metal poisoning linked to the use of chemical solvents and pigments. In addition, Photoshop is infinitely more flexible and efficient compared to traditional media. Digital painting skills aren’t just for creating fine art; you’ll use what you learn in this chapter later in the book to select pixels, retouch photos, and work with layer masks.

  • Creating gradients
  • Selecting paint colors
  • Using painting tools
  • Exploring brushes
  • Painting with a tablet
  • Painting from history
  • Using the mixer brush

Creating Gradients

Gradients are used to create smooth tonal variations between different ...

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