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Brushing Up On Photoshop's Brush Tool

Brushing Up On Photoshop's Brush Tool
Advertisement When laid by a learned hand, brush strokes can convey a sense of energy, tactility and humanness. These qualities speak to your audience’s subconscious, whispering ideas that words alone can’t convey. In the digital realm, a website with beautiful brushwork is a welcome break from the stark precision of most corporate websites. Mastering the digital brush is by no means easy. It carries the same difficulties as the sable brush hidden at the bottom of your art bin. Basic Settings Along the brush’s options bar are some simple yet powerful settings that determine the strength and shape of your brush. The brush’s most essential settings are found in the options bar. Brush The brush menu, which is accessible by clicking the drop-down menu next to the brush preview or by right-clicking within the canvas, presents three options to control the shape of your brush: “Master Diameter,” “Hardness” and “Brush Shape.” The brush menu is easily accessible by right-clicking on the canvas. Mode

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