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Michael Brown

Michael Brown

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Table of Contents

I. Introduction
Introduction To Photoshop

14m 46s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:09
Learning Photoshop
0:51
Key To Learning Photoshop
0:52
Four Categories of Photoshop
1:39
Selections
1:40
Corrections
2:23
Retouching
2:40
Manipulation
3:15
Bridge, Camera RAW, and Photoshop Overview
3:46
Bridge
3:47
Camera RAW
4:26
Photoshop
5:03
Example: Editing an Image
5:30
Working In Bridge
5:36
Working In Camera RAW
7:19
Working In Photoshop
9:15
Shadows & Highlights Adjustment
10:02
Cropping & Canvas Size Adjustment
10:49
Noise Adjustment
12:24
Lesson Summary
14:02
The Importance of Quality

17m 46s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
The Mantra of Quality
2:07
The Mantra of Quality
2:08
Setting Up Your Camera
3:50
Setting Up Your Camera For JPEG & RAW
3:51
Camera Image Quality and Image Size Screenshots
5:55
Some Tips on Taking Quality Photos
8:28
Fill The Frame & Compose your Shot Tightly In The Monitor
8:53
Example 1: Taking Quality Photos
9:20
Example 2: Taking Quality Photos
10:28
Example 3: Taking Quality Photos
10:53
Check Your Focus
11:46
Be Careful of Camera Shake
13:06
Make Sure That You Get The Best Exposure
14:24
Shoot Multiple Angles and Focal Lengths
15:14
Shoot Several Shots of a Scene If You Can
17:10
Light & Color

15m 27s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
A Simple Lesson in Light & Color
1:07
What is Light?
1:08
Brightness
1:19
Color
2:26
Transmitted Light vs. Reflected Light
3:01
Transmitted Light is Additive
4:34
Reflected Light is Subtractive
6:23
Why Is This Important In Photoshop?
7:16
Color Spaces
7:48
Visible Spectrum of Color
8:12
ProPhoto RGB
8:42
Adobe RGB
9:58
sRGB
10:40
CMYK
11:34
Set Camera to Adobe RGB and Photoshop Default to Adobe RGB
13:10
RGB vs. CMYK
14:11
White Balance and Monitor Calibration

17m 34s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
White Balance
0:55
What is White Balance?
0:56
White Balance Preset In Your Camera
1:53
Example: White Balance
3:09
Daylight
4:06
Tungsten
4:36
Shade
5:33
How Does White Balance Apply in Photoshop?
6:56
Camera RAW & Temperature Slider
6:57
Monitor Calibration
8:39
Monitor Calibration
8:40
Calibrating Your Monitor Overview
9:32
A Basic Color Monitor Calibration Method
10:51
A Basic Method for Calibrating to a Printer
13:25
Lesson Summary
17:03
II. Workspace
The Workspace

20m 17s

Intro
0:00
The Work Space
0:15
Application Frame
0:16
The New Interface
2:22
The Tool Bar
4:28
The Options Bar
7:31
The Menu Bar
8:38
The Panels
9:16
Mini Bridge and Video Timeline
11:20
The Document Window
12:39
Arranging Documents
16:15
Customizing Your Workspace
17:33
Lesson Summary
19:27
The Tool Bar & Essential Shortcuts

14m 16s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Essential Key Commands in Photoshop
0:43
Photoshop Tools - Defined
1:40
Photoshop CS6 Tools & Tool Shortcut Key
2:14
Photoshop CS6 Tools & Tool Shortcut Key: Overview
2:15
Move Tool
2:51
Hand Tool
3:04
Marquee Tool
3:26
Lasso Tool
3:42
Quick Selection Tool & Magic Wand Tool
4:11
Crop Tool
4:41
Perspective Crop Tool & Slice Tool
7:32
Color Sampler & Eyedropper Tool
8:09
Healing Brush Tool
9:14
Brush/Pencil Tool
9:28
Clone/Pattern Stamp Tool
9:37
History Brush Tool
9:52
Eraser Tool
10:07
Gradient
10:16
Blur/Sharpen/Smudge Tool
10:23
Dodge/Burn/ Sponge Tool
10:31
Pen Tool
10:43
Text Tool
10:50
Path Selection Tool
11:03
Shape Tool
11:09
Hand & Rotate View Tool
11:37
Zoom Tool
11:57
Quick Mask
13:01
Screen Mode
13:17
The Menu Bar

17m

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
File
0:34
New
0:50
Open
1:05
Browse in Bridge and Mini Bridge
1:14
Open as Smart Objects
1:33
Open Recent
1:56
Close, Close All, Close and Go to Bridge…
2:55
Save, Save As, and Save for Web
3:22
Place, Import, Export
4:00
Automate
4:09
Scripts
5:21
Edit
6:18
Undo, Step Forward, and Step Backward
6:19
Cut, Copy, Paste, and Paste Special
6:47
Fill and Stroke
7:10
Content-Award Scale & Puppet Warp
7:17
Free Transform and Transform
7:29
Color Settings & Keyboard Shortcuts
7:50
Image
8:27
Mode
8:30
Adjustments
9:07
Layer
10:08
Layer
10:09
Type
10:31
Type
10:32
Filter
11:24
Filter
11:25
View
12:04
Proof Setup & Colors
12:11
Rulers
12:46
Show Grid & Guides
13:04
Show Pixel Grid
13:58
Window
14:57
Window
14:58
Help
15:27
Help
15:28
Setting Preferences

18m 36s

Intro
0:00
Setting Preferences: General
0:21
Color Picker, HUD Color Picker, and Image Interpolation
0:22
Auto-Update Open Documents, Beep When Done, and Dynamic Color Sliders
1:54
Export Clipboard
2:27
Use Shift Key for Tool Switch
2:40
Resize Image During Place
3:15
Animated Zoom
3:51
Zoom Resizes Windows
4:30
Zoom with Scroll Wheel & Zoom Clicked Point to Center
5:01
Flick Panning
5:33
Vary Round Brush Hardness Based on HUD Vertical Movement
5:49
Place or Drag Raster Images as Smart Objects
6:06
Setting Preferences: Interface
6:33
Appearance
6:44
Options
7:08
Setting Preferences: File Handling
7:44
File Saving Options
7:45
File Compatibility
9:40
Camera Raw Preferences
10:34
Setting Preferences: Performance
12:35
Memory Usage
12:36
History & Cache
13:36
Graphics Processor Settings
14:05
Setting Preferences: Cursors
14:36
Painting Cursors
14:37
Other Cursors & Brush Preview
15:29
Setting Preferences: Transparency & Gamut
15:41
Transparency Settings
15:42
Gamut Warning
15:54
Setting Preferences: Units & Rulers
16:36
Units & Rulers
16:37
Setting Preferences: Guides, Grid & Slices
16:50
Guides, Grid and Slices
16:51
Setting Preferences: Plug-in & Type
17:52
Plug-in & Type
17:53
III. Adobe Bridge
Adobe Bridge Overview

18m 13s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
The Basic Interface
0:53
Starting Adobe Bridge
0:54
General Tab
1:52
The Panels
3:50
The Panels
3:51
The Tools Bar
6:35
Navigation Tool
6:43
Favorites
7:20
Recent Files
7:33
Boomerang
7:48
Get Photos from Camera & Refines
8:17
Open in Camera Raw & Output
9:28
Thumbnail Qualities
9:56
Sorting Files
10:50
Workspace Layout
11:09
Filmstrip
11:32
Metadata
12:05
Output
12:15
Menu Bar
13:20
Menu Bar
13:21
Content View Controls
13:48
Content View Controls
13:49
Customizing the Workspace
15:25
Customizing the Workspace
15:26
Lesson Summary
17:19
Importing, Sorting, and Rating

22m 22s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:09
Preferences
0:32
Accessing Preferences
1:00
Appearance
1:13
Behavior
1:34
Favorite Items
2:00
Metadata
2:28
Menu Bar
3:14
File
3:15
Edit
4:04
View
4:48
Stacks and Label
5:33
Window
7:22
Importing Images
7:39
Getting Images
7:40
Selecting Specific Files
8:35
Save Options
11:17
Advanced Options
12:33
Apply Metadata
13:25
Editing & Rating
14:28
Editing & Rating
14:29
Filtering
20:34
Filtering
20:35
Lesson Summary
21:17
Getting Organized

13m 9s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Getting Organized
0:32
Stacks
0:33
Favorites
3:08
Collections
4:48
Keywords & Search by Filtering
7:07
Summary
11:00
Creating PDF's and Web Photo Galleries

8m 49s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:05
Creating PDF's
0:32
Getting Started
0:33
Output & Document
0:57
Layout & Overlays
2:28
Header
3:22
Web Photo Galleries
5:10
Getting Started
5:11
Output & Appearance
5:30
Create Gallery: Upload Location & Saving
7:05
Adobe Bridge Summary

11m 18s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:15
Summary of Principal Features in Adobe Bridge
0:27
The Bridge Workspace is Customizable
0:28
Downloading Images From a Camera Directly to Bridge
1:55
Sorting, Labeling, and Rating Images
3:01
Filter Panel
4:20
Favorites Panel
5:21
Navigation
7:51
Keywords and Metadata
8:19
Creating PDF's and Web Photo Galleries
10:17
IV. Camera RAW
Camera RAW

11m 44s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:43
What is RAW & Camera RAW?
1:02
JPEG
1:03
RAW
3:30
Camera RAW
4:17
Camera RAW
5:20
Choosing Your Files
5:21
Camera RAW Workspace
6:07
JPEG vs. RAW
7:08
Camera RAW, Part 2

22m 40s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:19
Why Use Camera RAW?
0:35
Why Use Camera RAW?
0:36
Why Bother With Photoshop?
1:16
Why Bother With Camera RAW?
2:03
A Quick Look at The Tool Bar and Tools
2:52
Getting Started in Camera RAW
2:53
Save Image, Open Image, and Done
3:50
A Quick Look at The Tool Bar and Tools
5:06
Basic Panel
8:18
Temperature Slider & Tint
8:19
Exposure
9:54
Highlights & Contrast
10:23
Whites and Blacks
11:14
Clarity
11:21
Vibrant and Saturation
12:13
Lens Corrections
13:25
Enable Lens Profile Corrections
13:56
Color Tab
15:34
Split Toning
18:10
Split Toning
18:11
Noise Reduction
18:39
Detail Panel
19:59
Noise Reduction
20:23
Tone Curve
21:36
Tone Curve
21:45
V. Photoshop Basics
Categories

11m 28s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
The Four Basic Categories in Photoshop
2:10
The Four Basic Categories in Photoshop Overview
2:36
Selection
3:01
Correction
4:14
Retouch
4:47
Manipulation
5:31
Some Important Tools and Valuable Shortcuts
6:23
Hand Tool
6:30
Move Tool
7:21
Zoom Tool 1
7:56
Zoom Tool 2
8:39
Zoom Tool 3
9:13
Quick Mask
9:38
Gradient Tool
10:58
File Formats

9m 37s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
The Primary File Formats in Photoshop
0:41
PSD
1:10
TIFF
3:09
JPEG
4:20
PNG
5:55
GIF
6:22
PDF
7:01
DNG
7:37
Image Size, Canvas Size, & Resolution

20m 54s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Image Size & Resolution
0:49
Pixel Dimensions & Document Size
1:31
Canvas Size
13:48
Canvas Size
13:49
Saving Your Images

17m 18s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Saving Your Images
0:27
Save & Save As
0:28
Save in Background and Auto Save
6:04
Save for Web
8:27
Cropping & Straightening

13m 59s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Correcting for Lens Distortion and Camera Vignetting
0:50
Correcting for Lens Distortion and Camera Vignetting
0:51
Straightening Horizons
4:06
Straightening Horizons
4:07
The New Interface & Cropping
6:20
The New Interface & Cropping
6:21
Perspective Cropping
10:10
Perspective Cropping
10:11
Brushes

28m 3s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:08
Basic Brushes
2:17
Introduction to Basic Brushes
2:18
Brush Control Panel
3:47
Brush Control Panel: Mode
4:19
Brush Control Panel: Opacity
5:04
Brush Control Panel: Pressure
5:11
Brush Control Panel: Flow
6:44
Brush Control Panel: Airbrush Control
7:46
Brush Sizing Shortcuts
8:54
Adjusting Brush Size and Hardness Shortcuts
8:55
Bush Controls
11:54
Brush Controls
11:55
Types of Brushes
16:25
Bristle Brushes
16:26
Erodible Tip Brushes
17:54
Air Brushes
19:18
Mixer Brushes
22:25
How to Make a Custom Basic Brush
25:02
Sharpening Methods

18m 3s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Sharpening Terms
1:58
Amount
2:11
Radius
3:06
Threshold
3:44
Sharpening Methods
4:29
Sharpen
4:30
Sharpen More
5:42
Sharpened Edges
6:53
Smart Sharpen
9:04
Unsharp Mask
11:08
High Pass Sharpening
12:48
Exposure & Color, Part 1

18m 43s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Exposure and Color Overview
0:29
The Mantra & The Controls
0:30
Auto Exposure & Color Controls
0:59
Manual Exposure Controls
1:46
Color Controls
2:21
Adjustment Demonstration 1
3:20
Curves & Auto Color Correction Options
4:37
Brightness/Contrast
7:47
Levels
8:36
More On Curves
10:15
Adjustment Demonstration 2
13:26
Using Curves
14:02
Adjustment Demonstration 3
16:10
Using Curves
16:18
Lesson Summary
18:12
Exposure & Color, Part 2

26m

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Demonstration 1: More on Curves and Levels
2:19
Levels
2:52
Curves
5:54
Demonstration 2: More on Curves and Level
8:11
Curves
8:12
Demonstration 3: Shadows & Highlights
11:09
Overview
11:10
Shadow and Highlights
12:16
Demonstration 4: Hue/Saturation and Vibrance
15:46
Hue/ Saturation
15:47
Vibrance
20:06
Demonstration 5: Color Balance
22:52
Color Balance
24:09
Exposure & Color, Part 3

21m 4s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Demonstration 1: Exposure and Color Correction
2:20
Images Overview
2:23
Correction In Camera RAW
4:59
Correction Using Color Balance
8:43
Demonstration 2: Exposure and Color Correction
13:40
Correction Overview
13:41
Shadow/Highlights
15:04
Curves
16:38
Vibrance
17:21
Hue/Saturation
17:49
Back to Curves
19:19
Images Comparison
19:38
Gradients

24m 5s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
The Paint Bucket & Gradient Tool
0:37
The Paint Bucket Tool
0:38
The Gradient Tool
3:20
The Gradient Editor
10:07
The Gradient Editor
10:08
The Gradient Map Feature
16:26
The Gradient Map Feature
16:27
The Gradient Mask
20:55
The Gradient Mask
20:56
Lesson Summary
23:13
The Transform Tools

20m 5s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Transform Tools: Overview
0:21
Introduction to the Transform Tools
0:22
Scale
2:16
Skew
3:57
Distort
4:34
Perspective
5:00
Warp
5:38
Scale & Skew
6:45
Scale & Skew Demonstration
6:46
Distort
8:39
Distort Demonstration
8:40
Perspective
12:38
Perspective Demonstration
12:39
Warp Demonstration
13:35
Adaptive Wide Angle
14:28
Puppet Warp
15:46
Puppet Warp Demonstration
15:47
Actions

16m 17s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
The Actions Panel
1:30
The Actions Panel
1:31
Preset Actions
3:11
Wood Frame
3:12
Sepia Toning
4:34
Molten Lead
4:43
Gradient Map
5:13
Creating An Action
6:05
Creating An Action Demonstration 1
6:06
Creating An Action Demonstration 2
8:33
The Batch Command
12:30
The Batch Command
12:31
Lesson Summary
15:22
VI. Selections
Introduction to Selections

24m 41s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Introduction to Selections
1:28
Apps and Plug-ins for Photo Correction
1:29
Introduction to Selections
5:26
The Principal Selection Tools: Marquee
7:39
The Principal Selection Tools: Lasso
8:15
The Principal Selection Tools: Quick Selection and Magic Wand
8:42
The Principal Selection Tools: The Pen Tool
9:09
The Principal Selection Tools: Quick Masks & Layer Masks
9:33
Panels: Refine Edge
12:04
Panels: Mask Panel
12:50
Panels: Channels
13:07
Panels: Paths
13:25
Functions: Feather
13:36
Functions: Calculation
14:19
Selections Demonstration 1: Scenery
15:08
Selections Demonstration 2: Car
20:04
Selections Demonstration 3: People
22:51
Lesson Summary
24:06
Selection, Part 1

19m 32s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Marquee Tool
2:44
Marquee Tool (Rectangular and Oval)
2:45
Lasso Tool
7:07
Lasso Tool (Freehand and Polygonal)
7:08
Quick Selection Tool
10:28
Quick Selection Tool
10:29
Magic Wand Tool
11:38
The Magic Wand Tool
11:39
Demonstration 1: Scenery
13:44
Demonstration 2: Flower
15:10
Quick Mask
16:12
Brief Look At The Magnetic Lasso Tool
17:50
Lesson Summary
18:56
Selection, Part 2

31m 29s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Basic Selection Shortcuts
1:24
Basic Selection Shortcuts
1:25
Demonstration 1
4:50
Magic Wand Tool
6:10
The Quick Selection Tool
6:38
The Polygonal Lasso Tool
7:26
Saving and Loading Selection
11:25
Free Hand Lasso Tool Correction
12:54
Painting in Quick Mask to Adjust a Selection
15:49
Image Adjustments
17:45
Demonstration 2
20:50
Painting in Quick Mask & Adjusting the Image
20:51
Lesson Summary
30:46
Feather

13m 24s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
What is Feather?
0:53
Demonstration 1: Fixing the Water
1:26
Demonstration 2: Feather Sample
4:32
Demonstration 3: Fixing the Cove
6:42
Refining Selection Edges

31m 28s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Demonstration 1: Scenery
1:42
Recapping The Use of Feather
1:43
Refine Edge
4:30
Demonstration 2: Flower
10:00
Selection of The Flower
10:01
Preparing The Selection for Cutting Out an Image for Composition
14:01
Demonstration 3: Scenery
19:02
Selection: Grow and Similar
19:03
Edge Detection and Refine Radius Tool
22:21
Lesson Summary
29:52
Pen Tool, Part 1

25m 33s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
The Pen Tool
2:11
Free Form Pen Tool
2:24
Convert Point Tool
5:10
Pen Tool: Shape & Path
7:13
Making Selection With The Pen Tool
8:05
Demonstration 1: Car
18:22
Using The Pen Tool to Make Selection Around a Car
18:23
Pen Tool Summary
22:46
Practice Assignment
23:26
Pen Tool, Part 2

26m 8s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:08
The Pen Tool Recap
0:27
The Pen Tool - Part 2: Working With Points On A Path
2:11
Adjusting a Point For a Sharp Corner
2:51
Activate and Non-Active Points
5:01
Activating a Point(s) & Moving a Point
5:55
Deleting Single and Multiple Points
8:43
Demonstration 1: Automobile
10:17
Adding a Point
11:35
More On Deleting Single and Multiple Points
14:45
How Far Apart to Place Points to Make a Path
16:08
Saving a Path
21:35
Filling or Stroking a Path
23:02
Lesson Summary
25:48
Alpha Channels & Calculations

20m 7s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Demonstration 1: Scenery
1:43
Alpha Channels: What Are They & How to Use Them
1:44
Demonstration 2: Car
8:05
Working With Alpha Channels
8:06
Introduction to Calculations
13:15
Demonstration 3: People
14:54
More On Alpha Channels & Calculations
14:55
Lesson Summary
19:35
VII. Layers, Layer Masks, & Composites
Layers & Adjustment Layers

22m 10s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Layers Basics & The Layer Panel
1:46
Layers Basics & The Layer Panel
1:47
Organize Layers
10:16
Layer Style
12:06
Add Layer Mask
12:27
Adjustment Layers
13:32
Adjustment Layers - Why & How
16:46
Example: Using Adjustment Layers
16:47
Lesson Summary
21:34
Layers & Adjustment Layers, Part 2

21m 24s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Unlocking The Background Layer & Linking Layers
0:30
Unlocking The Background Layer
0:31
Linking Layers
3:36
Adjustment Layers & Layer Masks
7:15
Adjustment Layers & Layer Masks
7:16
Masks vs. Alpha Channels
17:18
Mask vs. Alpha Channels
17:19
Layers & Masks Examples

16m 29s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Layers, Masks & Adjustments
1:04
Making The Selection, Layers, and Mask
1:05
Adjustments: Cove & Ocean
6:42
Adjustments: Sky
12:06
Adjustments: Land
13:44
Layer Composites, Part 1

26m 4s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Seeing Digitally & Selecting Your Composite Elements
1:24
Seeing Digitally
1:25
Selecting Your Composite Elements: Size, Lighting, Perspective, and Color Match
3:57
Creating a Composite
10:10
Creating a Flawless Element Edge
10:11
Moving a Layer From One File to Another
18:15
Changing the Color
23:39
Lesson Summary
24:45
Composites Part 2

24m 6s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Creating The Composite
2:21
Images Overview
2:22
Sharpening The Image
5:08
Moving & Placing Layers
6:45
Retouching The Wall
9:28
Retouching The Wall Under The Flowers
12:24
Adding Shadow With The Burn Tool
14:58
Adding The Lawnmower
17:24
Lesson Summary
23:38
VIII. Retouching
Basic Retouching: Tools & Techniques

28m 56s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
The Basic Retouching Tools and How to Properly Use Them: Demonstration 1
2:39
Image Overview
2:40
Rubber Stamp Tool
4:04
Spot Healing Brush Tool
15:18
The Basic Retouching Tools and How to Properly Use Them: Demonstration 2
19:36
Healing Brush, Spot Healing Brush, and Rubber Stamp
19:37
Patch Tool
24:30
Lesson Summary
27:34
Content Aware Functions

23m 10s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Content Aware Fill
1:39
Using the Content Aware Fill
1:40
Content Aware Move
8:10
Using the Content Aware Move
8:11
Content Aware Scale
11:30
Content Aware Scale: Demonstration 1
11:31
Content Aware Scale: Demonstration 2
15:06
Content Aware Extend
17:30
Content Aware Extend: Demonstration 1
17:31
Content Aware Extend: Demonstration 2
20:05
Lesson Summary
21:34
Retouching People: Part 1

21m 33s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Retouching People: Part 1
1:36
Retouching The Skin
1:37
Retouching Around The Eyes
6:01
Retouching The Eyes
12:06
Body Contouring: Chest
17:33
More On Retouching The Skin
20:12
Retouching People: Part 2

24m 25s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Retouching People: Part 2
1:29
Retouching The Lips
2:30
Retouching The Teeth
8:55
More On Retouching The Lips
11:43
Body Contouring: Face
13:40
Advanced Techniques For Retouching Skin
17:33
Retouching People: Part 3

20m 28s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:09
Advanced Techniques For Retouching Portraits
0:59
Advanced Techniques For Retouching Portraits: Part 1
1:00
Advanced Techniques For Retouching Portraits: Part 2
8:14
Retouching Hair
14:02
Retouching Hair: Part 1
14:03
Retouching Hair: Part 2
15:55
IX. Filters and Blends
Basic Filters & Blend Modes

18m 26s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Basic Filters
0:36
Basic Filters Overview
0:37
Filter Gallery
1:48
Filter Gallery: Plastic Wrap
3:11
Filter Gallery: Texturizer
4:17
Blend Modes
5:40
Blend Modes Overview
5:41
Dissolve
6:06
Darken & Darken Color
6:55
Lighten
7:26
Hue, Saturation, Color and Luminosity
8:12
Demonstration 1: Lighting Effects Filter
8:41
Preparing The Image
8:42
Adding Lens Flare
9:31
Filter: Render Lighting Effects
9:51
Adding Another Lighting Effects Filter
11:38
Adding Lighting Effects Filter To The Background
13:13
Demonstration 2: More On Filters & Blend Modes
14:40
Blend Modes Demonstration
14:41
Oil Paint Filters Demonstration
15:56
Lesson Summary
18:06
Blur Filters

25m 12s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Blur & More Blur
0:54
Blur: Average
0:55
Blur
1:46
Blur More
2:41
Gaussian Blur
3:18
Gaussian Blur
3:19
Box, Lens, and Shape Blur
4:42
Box Blur
4:43
Lens Blur
6:38
Shape Blur
7:50
Motion and Radial Blur
8:39
Motion Blur
8:40
Radial Blur
9:05
Smart and Surface Blur
10:04
Smart Blur
10:05
Surface Blur
11:39
The New Blur Gallery
14:05
Tilt/Shift Blur: Demonstration 1
14:33
Tilt/Shift Blur: Demonstration 2
17:26
Field Blur
19:05
Iris Blur
22:16
The Liquify Filter

16m 17s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:16
Demonstration 1: Using the Liquify Filter
0:34
Introduction to The Liquify Filter
0:35
The Liquify Filter Workspace and Tools Overview
1:50
The Push Tool
3:38
The Pucker Tool
3:48
The Bloat Tool
4:02
Adjusting the Face
4:15
Adjusting the Eyes
6:32
Adjusting the Body
9:24
Demonstration 2: Using the Liquify Filter
11:41
Adjusting the Image
11:42
Using The Mask Tools in the Liquify Filter
13:12
Vanishing Point Filter

18m 45s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Retouching In Perspective
0:28
Vanishing Point Filter
0:29
3D Compositing
6:44
Step 1: 3D Compositing Overview
6:45
Step 2: Creating a Plane With The Vanishing Point Filter
9:35
Step 3: Pasting and Editing The Image
11:26
Step 4: Blend Mode
15:19
X. Text
Using Text In Photoshop

31m 49s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Using Text In Photoshop
2:50
Type Tools Overview
2:51
Vertical Type Tool Demonstration
3:31
Character and Paragraph Type Panels
3:51
Linear Text
4:37
Font, Font Style, and Font Size
8:09
Leading
10:40
Tracking
11:59
Kerning
12:35
Letter Height & Width Distortion
15:45
Text Color
16:31
Character Adjustments
17:22
Paragraph Text
19:07
Alignment & Justification
19:11
Indent
23:08
Add Space
23:35
Put Type In Photograph
24:20
Put Type In Photograph
24:21
Guides and Grids
26:26
Guides and Grids
26:27
Manipulating Text

13m 58s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Manipulating Text
0:36
Warping Text
0:37
Rasterize & Free Transform
3:26
Clipping Paths
5:40
Type Effects: Bevel & Emboss
7:53
Type Effects: Drop Shadow
10:06
Type Effects: Pattern Overlay
11:17
Type Effects: Stroke
12:47
Lesson Summary
12:58
More Text Effects

16m 31s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Type On A Path
0:36
Creating A Path
0:37
Texts On A Path & How To Modify Them
1:48
Chrome Type
6:58
Step 1: Getting Started
6:59
Step 2: Rasterizing & Gradient
9:20
Step 3: Bevel & Emboss
10:45
Step 4: Merge Layer
11:10
Step 5: Curves Adjustment Layer
11:54
Step 6: Adding Color
13:54
Chrome Type Summary
14:43
Lesson Summary
15:56
XI. Cool Features
Colorize and Black & White Conversion

13m 16s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Demonstration 1: Colorize
0:32
Colorize
7:30
Demonstration 2: Black & White Conversion
7:40
Black & White Conversion Using Hue/Saturation
7:41
Black & White Conversion Using Grayscale
8:51
Black & White Conversion Using Black & White Adjustment
9:30
Demonstration 3: Black & White Conversion
11:25
Black & White Adjustment
11:26
Panorama

22m 6s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Shooting For The Panorama
0:50
Hold The Camera Steady
0:51
Overlap Your Images
1:36
Use The Same Exposure
2:02
Use The Same Zoom
2:44
Apply The Same Correction to Each Image
3:03
Scenic
3:25
Correct Way To Shoot a Panorama
3:26
Creating A Panorama In Photoshop
5:42
Adjusting The Images
6:22
Lining Up The Images
8:21
Photomerge Overview
10:02
Photomerge: Auto
12:34
Photomerge: Auto & Geometric Distortion Correction
15:36
Photomerge: Spherical
17:10
Photomerge: Collage
18:18
Photomerge: Reposition
19:20
Panorama Images Conclusion
20:10
HDR

20m 32s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
High Dynamic Range (HDR) Overview
0:21
HDR Overview
0:22
How To Shoot HDR
2:49
How To Shoot HDR
2:50
Processing HDR in Photoshop
7:09
Merge Files to HDR Pro
7:10
Exposure Value (EV)
9:21
Looking at The Image
10:08
Mode: 8 bit, 16 bit, and 32 bit
11:49
Highlight Compression, Exposure and Gamma, Local Adaptation, and Equalize Histogram
13:00
Preset: Photorealistic
13:46
Preset: Scott5
14:25
Custom Preset: Edge Glow
15:25
Custom Preset: Tone and Detail
17:02
Custom Preset: Advanced & Curve
17:48
Final Result
18:41
Photo Frame Effect

21m 27s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:08
Preparing Your Image
0:44
Gradient Overlay & Blend Mode
0:45
Layer Mask & Curves Adjustment
6:35
Merging Effects
13:07
Creating The 3D Frame
17:00
Step 1: Canvas Size
17:01
Step 2: Inner Shadow
18:08
Step 3: Sign The Image
19:49
Lesson Summary
20:49
Creating & Editing Video

26m 19s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
The Video Workspace Overview
1:44
The Video Workspace Overview
1:45
Creating & Editing Video Demonstration
6:46
Importing Media
6:47
Organizing & Editing Your Clips
7:48
Adding Transitions
14:54
Using Adjustment Layers to Modify Clips
16:57
Adding Still Images
19:10
Adding a Soundtrack
20:28
Rendering Your Video
21:23
Lesson Summary
22:14
Final Edited Video
24:37
XII. Course Summary
Course Summary

6m 38s

Intro
0:00
Photoshop Course Summary
0:11
Photoshop Course Summary
0:12
Image Adjustments Review
2:11
Custom Shapes Review
5:19
Final Tip
6:03
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Brushes

  • Mixer Brushes - allows you to emulate a brush and palette. You can mix colors together, adjust the wetness, and make brushes work like different mediums. Realistic artwork in Photoshop!
  • Erodible tip brushes - the tips erode just like crayons, pencils, or pastels. Another wonderful feature for artists!

Brushes

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:08
  • Basic Brushes 2:17
    • Introduction to Basic Brushes
    • Brush Control Panel
    • Brush Control Panel: Mode
    • Brush Control Panel: Opacity
    • Brush Control Panel: Pressure
    • Brush Control Panel: Flow
    • Brush Control Panel: Airbrush Control
  • Brush Sizing Shortcuts 8:54
    • Adjusting Brush Size and Hardness Shortcuts
  • Bush Controls 11:54
    • Brush Controls
  • Types of Brushes 16:25
    • Bristle Brushes
    • Erodible Tip Brushes
    • Air Brushes
    • Mixer Brushes
    • How to Make a Custom Basic Brush

Transcription: Brushes

Hi everyone, Michael Brown back with you again, welcome back to educator.com's Adobe Photoshop CS6 course.0000

In this lesson, let's talk about Brushes.0008

Brushes is a very important feature and tool in Photoshop--not only do we have the Brush tool that allows you to paint masks and work on images, it allows you to be an artist and create things and literally paint, it paints masks.0011

Brushes are also used in the retouch tools as well, so overall Brushes are quite important but they're important not only for retouching and for those of us who work on photographic images, but even more important for those of you who are going to be graphic artists, or true artists, you can now create almost anything in the computer with Photoshop that you can paint with brushes on a canvas.0028

We're going to talk about first basic Brushes, with a couple of cool shortcuts, and notice here, Bristle Brushes, which allow you to emulate exactly what you buy for an artist brush with bristles, the length, the density, the stiffness of the bristles.0058

Mixer Brushes, which is now a feature that allows you to actually mix wet paints like you would oils or acrylics or water colors.0077

As the paint that goes across another layer will actually mix with the previously wet paint, we have erodible tip brushes which are new in CS6 which erode, just like a pencil or a crayon or a piece of chalk.0089

And there are airbrush effects, more than just spraying it, how it sprays--you can emulate graffiti spray cans, all sorts of controls with the sprays themselves.0104

In other words, this is now a true artist's creative piece of software that is just as good as the brushes, canvases and paints that you use for real.0117

Alright, and we have the brush controls that we're going to talk about that allow you to modify what the regular brushes do as well, so let's get started.0129

Here's the Brush tool, and across the top we have the basic options for the Brush tool; here's the dropdown Brush menu, showing you your default brushes, along with a size slider and a hardness slider.0140

This little gear allows you to add other sets of brushes, for example, let's put in some basic brushes which are the circular brushes--we will append this, not replace, and they will add at the bottom--there's your basic, 100% hardness, and the size and over here you have 0% hardness--these are just your basic circular brushes.0156

Notice up here we have all sorts of shaped brushes--there is a (it closed on me again) a little like a maple leaf, there are smudge brushes like a little sponge--all sorts of stuff, but you can bring in natural brushes, we will append that, let's see what those are.0185

There's some circular ones and again some spongy shapes and fans, and a rose, all sorts of other things--let's try one more; natural brushes regular, append those, and we got some more shapes on there--there's a whole series that you can put in here as well, and you can create your own brushes which I'll show you to do in just a moment, so that's the basic brush panel.0204

This is the brush control panel that gives you your brush tip shape controls, as well as a whole series of other options...there are the brushes in there again, and all sorts of controls that we'll talk about.0229

This is accessible either by the icon here--click to open, click to close--or under the Window menu as a panel; the brush panel, there it is there, and we can close it that way as well.0246

There are blend modes available for painting with your brushes--blends will be talked about in a future lesson, but basically they work this way--this is normal dissolve behind and clear the four basic blends that we've normally seen with all video and stuff.0259

These all darken an image in various degrees, lighten an image in various degrees, increase contrast in different ways, the difference exclusion--subtract and divide--do some odd things that you need to play with, and hue saturation color and luminosity are dealing with color, so darken, lighten, contrast, some weird ones, color, and your basic modes.0278

Alright, over here we have the opacity, which is literally what it says--the opacity of the ink that drops from 100 to 0, we have next to that a control for pressure; it always uses it when it's off, the brush pre-sets control pressure.0303

Now pressure obviously here is controlled, in this case, by my pen, on a graphic tablet--one of the things that I can't recommend highly enough that you get if you're going to be serious about Photoshop--this is a Wacom tablet, this is a small one with a 4x6 inch surface--very good to go with my laptop on location, but if I'm going to work in the studio I have a larger one that has a 6x9--they even make larger than that, and it allows you to just work as you would with a pen or a pencil or an artist's brush.0324

For precision work, it's the only way to go--to company that makes the best ones is Wacom (W A C O M) this is their high-end Intuos line (I N T U O S) they cost about $230 new for the small one, about $140 for a factory refer which is equally as good, they have a lesser line called Bamboo which you can get as cheap as $50--I would highly recommend it.0364

You cannot do accurate work with a track pad, a mouse is a little bit better but it's still very difficult to do precise, smooth work.0391

Anyway, that's what the pressure control is.0401

Flow, I will just define it--opacity is the opacity of the paint that's dropped onto paper, flow is the percentage of the opacity that is dropped in each stroke, for example, if you had 100% opacity, and you had 50% flow, on each stroke it would drop 50% of 100% opacity, so it'd be 50% in the single stroke, when you come back across, it'd be 50%, 100%--it would build up, that's what it does, it's a slow build up as opposed to just putting it all down.0405

Now if you do this, it will do the same thing; 50% you make one stroke, make another separate stroke and you've dropped another 50% on top, so there's a way to do that I--don't use the flow, you will use mostly opacity.0448

This is an airbrush control--what that does, very simply, is (let me take a circular brush and show you...let's make it a soft brush, hardness of zero, size in our hardness--make the hardness zero) with the airbrush control on, if I just click notice how it builds up...I'll do it again--I'll just click...I can hardly just barely click and there it is, but if I click and hold, the paint builds up just like an airbrush will.0463

That's the airbrush control only for that, there are airbrush controls in the brush panel now that emulate actually painting with an airbrush, and we'll go over those in a few minutes.0499

Alright, let's go back to the...oh, we are finishing our way down here and this one here is also pressure for the size and size control.0513

Alright, sorry, getting tongue-tied here.0527

So that takes care of your basic options.0532

I want to talk to you right off the bat about a brush sizing shortcuts, the ways--now there are three basic controls for your brush; that's size, as you see over here--diameter is the size, hardness and opacity.0534

In the past, you would have had to go to this size, hardness, and your opacity is over here.0550

You can adjust the opacity three different ways; you can do it with the slider, you can do it with the 'scrubby', which is when your cursor comes up and gets this hand with two arrows, click and drag left or right--you can adjust that way--but it's a lot easier to use the numbers on your keyboard.0560

If I want 50% opacity I hit the number 5 for 50%...and it should adjust it to 50%--it's working off that because I had the airbrush on, sorry...that was controlling flow.0580

With the airbrush off, when I hit 50%, there's opacity--if I hit 0, it's 100%--if I hid 2 it's 20, if I wanted 47%, 47 very quickly, there's how you can adjust your opacity on the fly simply using the numbers on your keyboard--I'm going to hit 0 and go back to 100%.0596

OK, so that takes care of opacity.0617

Diameter...up until Photoshop CS6 to increase the brush size, use the right bracket key...click, click, click, click right bracket--up it goes, or hold it down, left bracket down, right bracket up--on the fly, works really, really well--saves having to go over here, too much time wasted.0620

In Photoshop CS6 we have a new one called the heads up display--you're seeing a photograph of it, a screenshot, I'll show you how it works, real simple.0641

On a Mac, hold down your Control and Option key at the same time, on a PC Control and right click, and what happens is you get that and if you move your cursor to the right, the brush size goes up--if you move it to the left, the brush size goes down--if you move it up, the hardness goes down--if you move it down, the hardness goes up, so you can adjust the hardness and the size on the fly by using Control/Option on a Mac or Control/right click on a PC, very simple.0653

And there you have it right there, and they will occur dynamically within that red patch, actually showing you what the brush looks like.0691

I might suggest that you take a screenshot of this little chart, print it out so that you can remember it--these are really valuable as a big time saver.0699

OK, so let's talk about the types of brushes real quickly here, and brush controls.0709

I'm going to talk about the brush controls first, and we're going to bring them up--we're in the brushes, we're going to hit the icon--here are your brush controls (I'm going to open up that blank page, change the screen view so you can see it) here's your brush tip shape controls, there's your size here, hardness and spacing, let me first of all set spacing all the way back, and I'm going to set my hardness on this brush to zero, and show you--this is a preview of what your brush will be setting down on paper, so here you go, and there it is, exactly the same thing.0715

Spacing...the way the computer works is it very simply--I'm going to click once...it's very hard to do with a soft brush, let me up it to a hardness of that...and I'll try to just click one time here--there, that is one droplet of paint from the computer.0759

As I click and drag, you notice it seems to be continuous--what it's really doing is laying down individual droplets very close together, and that's the spacing--let me first of all get rid of that...so it's cleaned out--as I increase the spacing, as I get to 100%, now you see the drops don't overlap anymore and they spread out beyond each other so now if I paint (let me make the brush a little smaller) notice I get a series of dots...whatever the shape of the brush, and let's talk about the shape for a moment.0781

Right in here, you can change the shape--look at the circle, we can change that circular brush into an oval, change the angle and now we have little ovals--spread out, if I paint like this, I paint ovals, so these are creative adjustments for your brush, and it doesn't matter what the brush shape is--you can do the same thing with--here's a maple leaf...we increase the spacing, we got a lot of maple leaves.0821

We can change the shape of the maple leaf actually...and rotate it...rotate it the other way--whatever you want, you can do the same thing with whatever the particular shape is.0849

Let's go back to the circle...up that spacing a lot again just so you can see it--now we have all of these other option for controls--very quickly shape dynamics, and I'm going to turn all of these off because I had them on...what else did I have--there must be...off, there we go.0863

These are all now off.0886

You can size jitter--let's change that shape to an oval a little bit...and get the spacing out so we can see those little ovals...get them there--there we go.0888

Now, we go back to shape dynamics--size jitter will randomly alter the size, so if I take this brush size, increase it and drop it, notice it's dropping different sized randomly.0904

I can also change the diameter, I can change the angle, this is called jitter.0919

I can go and scatter them...both axes really scatter the heck out of them, and play with accounts, so that what you do is you just lay a random pattern down, which gives you options here, for example, let's just really quickly pick that...where was it...the maple leaf, we're going to go back to the brush, we have it all over the scattering--we're going to increase the size of that maple leaf, we're also going to go add color dynamics, hue saturation, brightness, we'll change this to red, and now when I lay it down it just comes up like that, so there's all sorts of things that you can do with the brush panel.0926

Now, I want to go back here to the brush pre-sets, and let's talk about...let's see, I want to see brush pre-sets...there we go...brush panel we'll close that out, we're going to pick up in here, we're going to pick the bristle brushes, and let's take a look at what the bristle brushes can do...there we have a bristle brush and we have all of these shape options--we'll just pick a round fan, and you can adjust--notice down in the preview.0968

This up here by the way, is under Photoshop or Edit in...Photoshop on a Mac, Edit in a PC, Preferences and performance, if you turn on the graphics processor you get this, and it shows the angle of my pen against the surface of the canvas.1004

Now, back over here, you can adjust the number of bristles, the length of the bristles, the thickness of the bristles, the stiffness of the bristles, and the angle of them, as well as a spacing control, and if I go over here, increase the brush size, knock it down until we get just a few bristles, and now you can (should be able to...thickness down) see what you can do is you can paint with purely just a few bristles and create a different kind of brush...and that takes care of the bristle brushes--there's all sorts of shapes and controls, that's all these brushes right up in here.1025

Below them, we have the erodible tip brushes, which are--and you see up here right now, it's just like a pencil, and what I'm going to do--this is an erodible point--there's different ones, the size of the brush, the softness--if it's 100% hard, no matter what I do here, that's all--oh, pressure control, let me see if I can do this very carefully--I want to just do it with my...I'm going to do it with the track pad instead so that you can see that as we go along here, it's eroding, because it's 100% soft brush.1074

See over here in the setting, so as we started out, it was sharp, and now look at the tip--it's flat.1118

I'll re-sharpen it--go to a zero softness, so that will just never change...if I'm partly soft, you know, the harder I press and the more I go on the side you can see that the tip is eroding and changing, and you can adjust all of those particular controls.1126

So there you have the erodible tip brushes--kind of another one--so now it's emulating pencils and chalk and crayons, so we're back to the brush tip shapes and we have one more and that's the airbrushes, and here you have hardness.1147

Notice some of the airbrushes are a distance away, and others are very close up, so you have those choices; the hardness--let's get the spatter...and the size of the brush--why is it--oh, I don't want scattering...I want this thing all to come together...must be some pre-sets are off on this thing...pen pressure off, that was it...so hopefully it will get all this down to zero here...why is it still off?1163

I have one problem and I can't figure out what it is...scatter--there's a scattering here--control off, color dynamics, scattering off...color dynamics, shape dynamics, all of that is off--brush tip shape, we should be able to put an airbrush down--there it is, now it's coming up...spacing out, there we go.1205

Alright, now it's back to a control on an airbrush--sorry, some of the controls got turned off there.1238

So now we adjust the hardness distortion of the spray granularity of the display--it's another little bit of spatter, the amount of spatter size and amount, all sorts of stuff, and I'm going to try and do this very slowly...so there you have a sideways airbrush--if we do it just on the top, it does list--let's go to spatter size and amount, and it's now spattering some more, just like an airbrush would normally.1245

Let's take one from a distance, and do the same thing...the distortion, and we'll try it at an angle from a distance here...1276

Oops, I'm painting with white, no good...and there you see, depending upon the pressure and the controls, you're emulating the way an airbrush works, so there you have...1287

Let's go back...and go back to our title bar, come on...and get back to a regular brush, I don't use these very often so it's always fun when I'm trying to play with these.1302

We've talked about our basic brushes, and some shortcuts...we got that taken care of--the shortcuts are well worthwhile--remember, Control/Option click, up, down, up, down, size and opacity or your right and left brackets.1316

We've talked about bristle brushes--how you can control how the brush looks, we've talked about erodible tips and airbrushes and the various controls and now I'm going to try to show you what I can about Mixer Brushes--I'm not a painter, but I'm going to give this a shot.1336

Here we are back to the untitled, I'm going to delete that, put a color in here, and let's bring up the brushes panel very quickly, and let's talk about Mixer Brushes if I can do this.1353

So here under the brushes down at the bottom is the Mixer Brush tool.1371

This controls the load and cleaning of your brush, this is whether it actually loads it every time, or clean it after each stroke or not.1375

That allows you to build paint up on the brush if you don't clean it after every stroke.1388

Over here, you can clean it or load it after each stroke, in other words you could build it up like a painter would dipping at the pallet to get different colors to change the color on the brush.1393

Here are pre-sets; a dry with no load at zero wetness and 100% load is going to give you, hopefully, a regular stroke, just like we normally see--there's red right there.1405

But if we try this, and change the color to, let's say, some pastel here and go wet, with a light mixture that's mixing the two, and we put this down there--notice what happens as it goes through the red, it mixes, and when it comes out it has that kind of dirty feel, so you can adjust the amount of mixing...let's try a third color to see if I can demonstrate--let's go with some odd yellow here and see how the yellow goes in and comes out--it's turning green, see what's happening?1423

It's just mixing in with different colors--we go back to the red and mix that in, and we get oranges and all sorts of other things.1461

What this allows you to do is just adjust the wetness, which is the...literally the thinness of the paint--the wetter it is, the more it blends--the drier it is, the less it blends, the load is how much is on the brush, the mix is how much it's mixing, and you can also adjust the flow here, so there you have how the mixer brush works--it's up to you to make it work for your own artistry.1470

There's one more thing I want to show you about brushes that I forgot to tell you...and that is how to make a custom, basic brush, so I'm going to go back to the untitled (clear this thing up) and here is my signature, actually.1502

I just signed it on white.1522

You can make a custom brush out of anything--you can also make a custom texture out of anything, it needs to be on white though, that's all it needs.1526

This will be a colored brush of this color--watch what happens--I've already got it against white, and I'm going to flatten the image so that it is actually on white...you go to your Edit menu, you come down to define brush pre-set or define pattern, one or the other--let's make a brush pre-set, up it comes--now this is a huge brush, that's because it's 1745 pixels, let's not do this, let's just change it down to one inch and resample it...let's make that 800, and we will make a new size.1535

Edit, define brush pre-set--no matter what it is, it doesn't matter, you can always change the brush size.1577

I'm going to call it that, and now if you go to the bottom of your brushes panel, there it resides--it's a new brush pre-set, and notice the brush is now my signature--if we go to the untitled page and I make this black ink, and I just reduce it a little bit--if I click once, it's just my signature...we don't the Mixer Brush because we want a regular brush...pick my custom brush, there we go...change the size, click, and there's my signature.1582

That's one way to save your arm from making it but it's also a brush, and if you wanted to make a pattern (I just made one) go to the Edit menu, go to define pattern, and we'll call it Pattern Test...and so if you're using Edit, fill with, for example, fill with a pattern, you can see we added a new pattern.1620

So there you have all about brushes in a nutshell; basic brushes, how to quickly change the size and hardness, bristle brushes and we did talk now about Mixer brushes.1648

Bristle brushes are for your artist's brushes--Mixer Brushes to mix the paint--erodible tip for pencils and chalk, airbrush controls and all of the brush controls to change all of the items.1663

Go off and play with them, and that sums up the brushes in Photoshop CS6.1677

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