Ch 4: Painting
Photoshop CS6 Essentials
By Scott Onstott
Ch 4: Painting
Understanding HSB Color
• Hue is what we think of as colors of
the rainbow
• Saturation refers to how much ...
Ch 4: Painting
Heads Up Color Wheel
• You can select the HUD Color Wheel in the
Preferences dialog box
• On the Mac, hold ...
Ch 4: Painting
Rotating the View
• Press R to select the Rotate View
tool (under the Hand tool in the
Tools panel)
• It is...
Ch 4: Painting
Eraser Tool
• Use the Eraser to paint in the
background color
• The Eraser tool has three modes:
pencil, br...
Ch 4: Painting
Background Eraser Tool
• Erases pixels leaving only
transparency
• Sampling: Continuous erases
everything y...
Ch 4: Painting
Flow vs. Opacity
• The Brush tool has flow and opacity
percentages on the options bar
• Painting at 100% in...
Ch 4: Painting
Understanding Brush Controls
• Brushstrokes are actually a series of
copies of a shape made in the
directio...
Ch 4: Painting
Using a Tablet
• The mouse is not a good input device
for brush work (it’s like painting with
a bar of soap...
Ch 4: Painting
Using the Mixer Brush
• The Mixer Brush is the closest tool
Photoshop has to a real paintbrush
• You can tr...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Chapter04

194 views

Published on

Published in: Technology, Business
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
194
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
6
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Chapter04

  1. 1. Ch 4: Painting Photoshop CS6 Essentials By Scott Onstott
  2. 2. Ch 4: Painting Understanding HSB Color • Hue is what we think of as colors of the rainbow • Saturation refers to how much hue is present • Brightness refers to the light intensity • Tints have full brightness but low saturation • Shades have full saturation but decreased brightness • Desaturated color is grayscale, having only variation in brightness
  3. 3. Ch 4: Painting Heads Up Color Wheel • You can select the HUD Color Wheel in the Preferences dialog box • On the Mac, hold down Cmd+Opt+Control and drag the left mouse button in the document window. • On Windows hold down Shift+Alt and drag the right mouse button in the document window. • The HUD Color wheel is useful for identifying complementary colors and picking any combination of saturation and brightness in the central color ramp
  4. 4. Ch 4: Painting Rotating the View • Press R to select the Rotate View tool (under the Hand tool in the Tools panel) • It is helpful to rotate the view when sketching with a pencil or painting with any brush tool • You can align the view to the arc of your arm or wrist’s natural swing when you are tracing a photo or painting in fine detail • Click Reset View on the options bar to rotate back to the default view 3D model courtesy of Google 3DWarehouse user Krzysio
  5. 5. Ch 4: Painting Eraser Tool • Use the Eraser to paint in the background color • The Eraser tool has three modes: pencil, brush, and block • Pencil mode is good for removing one pixel at a time • Brush mode supports partial erasure when the brush has reduced hardness • Block mode is good for erasing rows and/or columns while holding Shift
  6. 6. Ch 4: Painting Background Eraser Tool • Erases pixels leaving only transparency • Sampling: Continuous erases everything you paint over • Sampling: Once can be used to remove a single sampled color where you start the brushstroke • Sampling: Background Swatch removes the color in the background swatch no matter where you start the brushstroke
  7. 7. Ch 4: Painting Flow vs. Opacity • The Brush tool has flow and opacity percentages on the options bar • Painting at 100% in both flow and opacity doesn’t allow you to build up paint • Painting at decreased flow (top) builds saturation where brushstrokes overlap • Painting at decreased opacity is like painting with a wash (watered down paint) where overlapping paint has increased opacity
  8. 8. Ch 4: Painting Understanding Brush Controls • Brushstrokes are actually a series of copies of a shape made in the direction of the stroke • By increasing the spacing in the Brush panel you will perceive a staccato repetition of the shape along the brushstroke • Use Scattering controls to randomly reposition shapes along the brushstroke • You can randomize color with Color Dynamics controls
  9. 9. Ch 4: Painting Using a Tablet • The mouse is not a good input device for brush work (it’s like painting with a bar of soap!) • Pressure and tilt sensitive tablets are highly recommended for painting in Photoshop • Bristle tip brushes take advantage of tablets by allowing you to make a wide variety of marks by varying tilt and pressure, just like you might use a real paintbrush • The stylus is an absolute positioning device which is more intuitive
  10. 10. Ch 4: Painting Using the Mixer Brush • The Mixer Brush is the closest tool Photoshop has to a real paintbrush • You can treat the pixels of a photo as if they were wet or dry paint • The Mixer Brush can push wet paint around with or without mixing in new pigment • Toggle on Load Brush After Each Stroke if you want to mix in fresh paint and then adjust Mix percentage • Press Opt and sample an area to load that as new paint on the brush if you prefer Original photo courtesy of iStockphoto, ©Andrew Penner, Image #6376617

×