- Understanding Foreground and Background Colors
- Using the Brush and Brush Presets Panels
- Modifying the Brush Presets Panel
- Selecting Brush Tip Sets
- Adjusting Brush Tips
- Adjusting Bristle Brush Tips
- Creating Customized Brush Tips
- Saving Customized Brush Tips
- Working with the Brush and Airbrush Tools
- Working with the Mixed Brush Tool
- Working with the Pencil Tool
- Working with Auto Erase
- Working with the Line Tool
- Using the Standard Shape Tool
- Working with the Custom Shape Tool
- Creating a Custom Shape
- Saving Custom Shape Sets
- Using the Paint Bucket Tool
- Working with the Eraser Tools
- Working with the Magic Eraser Tool
- Creating and Applying Gradients
- Creating and Saving Customized Gradients
- Using the Color Replacement Tool
Modifying the Brush Presets Panel
The Brush Presets panel (New!) comes in many forms; you can view brushes as strokes, or you can choose thumbnails, or even text descriptions. The form of the Brush Presets panel does not impact its performance, only how you view the available brush tips. Choose the version that best suits your current design needs, and then change the view as needed. When you select a brush, it becomes the default for that tool only. This gives you the ability to choose a default brush for each of the brush-specific tools.
Change the Brush Presets Panel View
- Select a Brush tool on the toolbox, and then select the Brush Presets panel.
- Click the Brush Presets Options button, and then select from the available View options:
Expanded View. Select to gain access to painting engine options: Brush Tips, Shape Dynamics, Scattering, Texture, Dual Brush, Color Dynamics, and Other Dynamics.
Text Only. Select to display all brush tips by their names.
Small Thumbnail. Select to display all brush tips using a small thumbnail.
Large Thumbnail. Select to display all brush tips using a large thumbnail.
Small List. Select to display all brush tips by their names and small thumbnail.
Large List. Select to display all brush tips by their names and large thumbnail.
Stroke Thumbnail. Select to display all brush tips with a stroke. (This is useful in determining how the brush will look when applied in the document.)