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Adobe Creative Cloud Design Tools Digital Classroom by Jennifer Smith, AGI Creative Team

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Photoshop Lesson 4: Painting and Retouching

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In this lesson, you’ll get a quick primer in color and color models. You will then have an opportunity to practice using Photoshop’s painting and retouching tools, such as the Brush, Clone Stamp, and a variety of healing tools.

What you’ll learn in this lesson:

  • Selecting color
  • Using the Brush tool
  • Applying transparency
  • Using blending modes
  • Retouching images

Starting up

Before starting, make sure that your tools and panels are consistent by resetting your preferences. See “Resetting the Photoshop workspace” in the Starting up section of this book.

You will work with several files from the ps04lessons folder in this lesson. Make sure that you have loaded the CClessons folder onto your hard drive from www.digitalclassroombooks.com/CC/DesignTools. See “Loading lesson files” in the Starting up section of this book.

Setting up your color settings

Before you begin selecting colors for painting, you should have an understanding of color modes and Photoshop’s color settings. Let’s start with a basic introductory overview of the two main color modes that you will use in this lesson, RGB and CMYK.

Color primer

This lesson is about painting, adding colors, and changing and retouching images. It is important to understand that what you see on the screen is not necessarily what your final viewers will see on the variety of paper stocks ...

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