Being able to create artistic images with Photoshop has never been easier with the new brushes and performance delivered in CS6. With the addition of Airbrush and Erodible tips, along with the mixer brush features, you can replicate real world art media and techniques inside of Photoshop. Whether you prefer pastels and oils, or watercolor and cartooning, Pete Collins, co-host of PhotoshopUserTV, will show you how to use the tools and techniques to begin to bring your vision to life.
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Welcome to an in-depth look at the brushes and their role in Photoshop CS6
We will look at the various options and settings that give you so much flexibility when working with brushes.
What are the different brushes and how do they work. We will give youa quick overview of each brush type to get you started with more in-depth lessons on each brush to follow.
Being able to modify the characteristics of your brushes to achive the looks you want is such a powerful tool. We will look at the first two major settings in the brush styles panel.
Continuing our look at how to edit brushes, we see how the next three options can dramatically change the look of our brush strokes.
This leasson looks at the remaining options that can supercharge your brushes and bend them to your will.
Now that we understand how to edit our brushes, we will look at how easy it is to create our own.
Now we will learn how to make big puffy cloud brushes and also discuss the new options for the static brushes.
The first brush that we will look at in-depthÖ these brushes look and act like artistic paint brushes.
New for CS6, these new tips allow you to create more realistic dry media looks such as pastels and charcoal. The ability to have the tips erode as they interact with the canvas is truly wonderful.
The second set of brand new tips for CS6Ö these will look and act just like airbrushing or spray painting. Get ready to be able to make some great new looks and textures.
Although not new, mixer brushes can be daunting, we are going to look at the different settings and how they work, and hopefully inspire you to see what you can do with them.
Not the most exciting lesson title, but with all the new brushes and options, being able to keep up with and access the right tool at the right time is so important. You will learn how to create and manage brush libraries as well us seeing the potential of brush tool presets.
Thanks for watching. Hope you learned a lot.
Pete Collins is a "Photoshop Guy" with KelbyOne. He's a designer and photographer who has extensive wedding, events, stock, commercial, portraits experience. Not just an eye for grabbing a great…