- 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
Selecting Brush Tip Sets
The Brush Preset panel (New!) comes with a wide variety of predefined brush tip sets, including natural bristle (New!), faux finish, and special effect brushes. Each set organizes specific brush tips by name. Since other Photoshop tools also use brush tips, it’s important to have the right tool (brush tip) for the right job. Using or making do with the wrong brush tip is akin to digging a swimming pool with a teaspoon. You wouldn’t paint a portrait with a house-painting brush, so don’t settle for anything less than the exact brush tip you need to get the job done.
Select Brush Tip Sets
- Select a Brush tool on the toolbox, and then select the Brush Presets panel.
- Click the Brush Presets Options button.
- Click any of the predefined brush sets.
- Click OK.
This replaces the current brush tips with the selected set, or you can click Append to add them to the current set.