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Photoshop 7 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide by Peter Lourekas, Elaine Weinmann

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Chapter 12. Paint

In this chapter, you will learn how to use Photoshop’s Brush, Paint Bucket, Eraser, Background Eraser, Magic Eraser, Smudge, and Gradient tools to embellish or edit a scanned image, or paint a picture from scratch. You will also learn how to use the Brushes palette to save and load brush libraries and create custom brush presets for the painting tools.

Brush tool

First, just to get started, let’s get acquainted with the Brush tool. In these instructions, you will choose an existing brush preset (brush tip) for the Brush tool, and then choose various options bar settings to customize how the tool applies pigment. In the next section, starting on page 213, you will learn how to customize a brush preset using a wide assortment of ...

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