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SAMS Teach Yourself Adobe® Photoshop® CS2 in 24 Hours by Kate Binder, Carla Rose

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The Painting Tools

Now turn your attention to the Painting tools. For the rest of this hour, you'll be working with the Brush, Eraser, and Pencil tools.

Try it Yourself

Working with the Painting Tool

Before you go any further, why not stop and try some of these tools? Follow these steps:

1.
Create a new document, making the page big enough so that you have some elbow room. The default size, 7 by 5 inches, is fine.
2.
On the right side of the screen, look for the Swatches palette. If it's missing, open it from the Window menu. Click the tab to bring it forward, if necessary. Clicking Swatches opens an electronic paintbox. For now, just click any color you like.
3.
Press B to select the Brush from the toolbox.
4.
Click the down-pointing triangle ...

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