Ps tools - Brush, Pencil, Color Swap, Mixer Brush

Today we talk about the tool without which a photographic simply can not do - it is a Tool «Brush". When I first opened the editing Photoshop, for some reason I immediately wanted to choose this tool. I chose this instrument apparently because the label of the instrument seemed to me to mean more understandable than the rest...

I do not remember what I was drawing. Probably drew some kalyaki-Malaki, something in the likeness of what is shown on the video below. And after sitting in Photoshop almost the whole day, and did not understand what the Photoshop "eat." At that time I did not have no internet, no books on Photoshop; at random (by trial and error), spending a lot of time training, gained experience with Photoshop, which now willingly share with you.

Tool «Brush» (B)

tool Photoshop «Brush» , a quick call to the tool - the Latin letter «B».

This tool is able to acquire any shape you define it, opacity, blending mode, and much more. To have an idea about the work of this tool, you can simply "take brush in hand" and start drawing.

In the video to the right I'm a little pobezobraznichal brush, showing some of the features of this tool.

Tool «Brush" can operate as freely - as hand held and left... and in strictly defined areas, if you draw use the key «Shift».

Changing the blend modes, brush, you can get a fancy color and graphic effects. On the video above, I used the blending mode of "Difference", which inverts an amazing color. In future lessons Photoshop we shall often use the brush blending modes, so here we consider only the base of the instrument.

Change the size (diameter) and hardness are two ways:
1) - using a special tool options palette (call tool palette - click the right mouse button on the treated area). See the video above;
2) - With the help of hot keys. See the video below.

Keyboard Shortcuts Tool «brush»:
{+Shift - decrease brush hardness;
}+Shift - increase brush hardness;
[ - reducing the size of the brush;
] - increase brush size.

In the process of image processing, it is often necessary to change the brush size and its rigidity. Therefore recommend to all friends with these hot keys, to save time on changes in size (diameter) and severity levels of the brush. If the default keys you are not comfortable in the work, you can always assign other keys to change the brush. Do not know how to do it - read the article about the, how to set up keyboard shortcuts.

On a video shown to the right as the use of hotkeys helps you quickly change the brush size. If every time you change the brush size we have called the Tool Options palette, this process was delayed for a few minutes, as would every time wasting time on the alignment of the cursor.

You certainly do not want to draw a target on the video to the right, we consider here only the principle of action of using hot keys, which is very convenient to use. I hope I have convinced you to the feasibility of using hot keys.

to switch between color and foreground conveniently by pressing with a letter «X», which we have friends with Cyrillic the letter "H". But if to switch the color you prefer to click on the arrow - please, do your worst. At speed is not affected.

Tool «Pencil» (B)

Tool Photoshop «Pencil» , a quick call to the tool - the Latin letter «B». Unlike tools "Pencil" and "Brush" is only in the fact that "Pencil" is not able to be as soft as a "brush", and it is natural. This tool can operate in different modes overlap. Actually, the Tool «Pencil" - this is the same "Brush", only without the possibility of controlling the stiffness. The question remains: why the creators of Photoshop included in this tool modifiers "brushes" because the "Brush" is universal, and is also more convenient to use. Well, if there is a "pencil" in Photoshop toolbar, who then -That he probably needed, for example, draw the villi in the photos:)

Tool «color Swap» (B)

Tool Photoshop «color Swap" , a quick call to the tool - the Latin letter «B».

Feature of this tool is that it can change the color of editable objects, without affecting other objects with a different color, which is not involved in the replacement color. Depending on the settings of the tool, the principle of operation may vary.

In the video to the right shows an example of this tool. No matter what you're editing, raster or vector graphics tool copes with two.

Notice how the tool with a different color. If the color of the brush does not have similar colors or shades in the editable area, in this case, the fill color will remain the source. But if in the editable area will look like a touch of color to the original, replaced the color will be subjected to the color gradation varying degrees. As a result, we get a different fill color. See the video above.

Changing the parameters of the tool, can help you achieve the desired result. On the video above, were set such parameters as shown in the screenshot below.

parameters

At the end of the movie, you probably noticed that the blue-gray color of the object does not burst into yellow brush. He burst into something average between gray and yellow, that is - the color gradation. Why did it happen? Because by the tone of these two colors are a bit similar. In order to properly brush could replace the color, it is necessary to reduce the percentage of the value of "tolerance". See screenshot above. If, instead of 30% set 5% - the result will be completely different. The lower the percentage of admission, the better the tool will choose the color for the fill. Here's an interesting tool. In some cases it apply to you. In future articles on photographic we probably will not use it, though, everything is possible, watch for new publications.

Tool «Mix-brush» (B)

Tools Photoshop «Mixer Brush», a quick call to the tool - the Latin letter «B». The scope of this instrument is very wide. The main purpose of "Mix-brush" - a touch-up and blur. If the usual "Brush" only fills a particular color space, the "Mix-brush" is also capable of mixing (mixing) of the original shades of color with the color of the object. Depending on the tool options, you can get a variety of effects. Today, at this stop, thank you for your attention.

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