Chapter 1: Painting and Drawing with Photoshop

In This Chapter

check.png Making pencil sketches and brush strokes

check.png Managing brushes with the Brush panel

check.png Using Brush presets

check.png Understanding vectors

check.png Creating basic and custom shapes

check.png Setting Geometry options

You’re definitely going to want to brush up on your painting and drawing techniques now that you don’t have to worry about messing up your clothes. Painting is one of the basic skills you need to work in Photoshop. After you master the art of painting strokes and working with brushes, you’re well on your way to mastering more-advanced techniques, such as masking and retouching, which benefit from strong painting skills. (I introduce the full range of Brush tools in Book I, Chapter 2.)

Hand in hand with painting, of course, is drawing. Photoshop’s shape tools add an important dimension to your drawing capabilities. This chapter introduces you to ...

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