Now it's time to have some fun! Having whet your appetite with the visual overview of the Brush Guide, we're going to start off with something very simple: exploring the incredible diversity of marks you can make using the myriad of brush variants available at your fingertips.
If you're beginning from scratch, open a new canvas:
1 Choose File > New or keyboard shortcut Cmd-N (Mac)/Ctrl-N (PC).
2 In the New Image dialog window set the width and height units to inches.
3 Set the Width to 16 inches and the height to 11 inches (Figure 3.1).
4 Set the Resolution to 200 pixels per inch.
5 Leave Paper Color white ...