Chapter 13

Drawing and Painting


check Choosing colors

check Drawing with the Pencil tool

check Painting with the Brush tool

check Filling and outlining your selections

check Pouring color with the Paint Bucket tool

check Creating gradients and patterns

check Creating and editing shapes of all sorts

Elements is such a deluxe, full-service image-editing program that it doesn’t stop at giving you tools to select, repair, organize, and share your images. It figures that you may need to add a swash of color, either freeform with a brush or pencil, or in the form of a geometric or organic shape. Don’t worry: This drawing and painting business isn’t just for those with innate artistic talent. In fact, Elements gives you plenty of preset brushes and shapes to choose from. If you can pick a tool and drag your mouse, ...

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