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The Non-Designer’s Photoshop Book: Essential imaging techniques for design by John Tollett, Robin Williams

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10. Draw & Paint

Photoshop is not just an image editing application—it’s also an image creation tool. With the draw and paint tools, you can create just about anything you can imagine.

Learn how to create vector shapes (mathematically based), or rasterized shapes (pixel based), depending on the mode you choose. Photoshop provides customizable libraries of individual shapes to play with and a large variety of customizable brushes to paint with.

Use a pressure-sensitive digital tablet, if possible. Photoshop brushes can react to pen pressure, angle, and rotation as you draw with them.

The versatile drawing and painting tools presented in this chapter will provide new solutions and creative opportunities for your projects.

Create “elbows” (LBOs: ...

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