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Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS4: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals by Richard Harrington

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Chapter 6. Painting and Drawing Tools

Photoshop has a very rich set of painting and drawing tools. These tools have been in Photoshop since its first release, yet they have evolved greatly over time. The painting and drawing tools have many uses. To name a few:

  • Fine artists can paint entire works into Photoshop with its realistic painting system. Using software can be an affordable alternative to traditional methods, which require more space and supplies.

  • Comic book colorists can use Photoshop to paint the color into the inked drawings.

  • FX designers can create background paintings for movie special effects work. In fact, the co-creator of Photoshop, John Knoll, is a lead visual effects supervisor at Industrial Light and Magic, the group behind the ...

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