Basic Painting in Adobe Photoshop
Open up a new Document in Adobe Photoshop
- Use the
Pressure Sensitive Pen to Launch Photoshop, so that it will
know that you have a tablet (otherwise you will not be able
to paint properly)
on the Launcher to Open Photoshop
(or go to Applications on Hard Drive)
(or go to Graphics Applications under the little Apple in the
- Under FILE
go to NEW
FILE go to Preferences and make sure that the
following preferences are selected:
FILES change to Append File Extension ALWAYS
and CURSORS: change to Brush Size and and Precise
to Pixels (keep traditional)
and GAMUT set grid size to Medium, Color to Gray
- a small
size (600 x 400 pixels)
your brush to make a simple line or form in Adobe Photoshop.
the Brush tool
note: Photoshop 7 has a new (not intuitive)
interface. These instructions are for Photoshop 6. New instructions
- The menu
at the top of the page will change to look like this:
choose your brush, press on the little arrow next to the
window with the image of the brush, and the brushes window
will appear. Click on an anti-aliased brush (one with
- Leave the
Mode on Normal, and do not choose wet edges.
- If you
are using a pressure sensitive pen, the opacity should always
be at 100% in this window - instead use the window below.
Make the Brush pressure sensitive, go to the far right
of the top menu, and press down on the little arrows,
and choose stylus for pressure (and size if you prefer).
Choose the Paint Color
- At the
bottom of the Tool Bar you will find the color box. .
- To Change
the Paint Color, hit the upper color in the color box (red in
the example above). This brings up the Color Picker.
on the Color that you want to choose value and saturation, and
slide the bar up and down the color bar to choose hue.
- To have
Black and White as your colors, hit the small Black and white
box next to the color box.
Colors as you go along.
Brushes as you go along.
your page in the right folder (the one that you defined). Make
sure that everything that you need is in the right folder.
FILE, go Down to SAVE.
- Get in
the Habit of SAVING as you go along.
Experiment with Transforming your Image
another version of your Image.
FILE, go Down to SAVE AS.
your image a new name with a variation.
EDIT go down to TRANSFORM and over to SCALE
on the little boxes until the image is slightly larger.
Then hit the RETURN on your keyboard, or the .
in the upper right of the menu
the same method for rotation, etc.
the Colors of your Image
IMAGE go down to ADJUST and down to Hue/Saturation
all of the Colors under "Master" (dialog box opens
- To adjust
just a single color range, hit on "Master" until the
names of other Colors appear and select these colors.
- Under the
Same Menu you will find other ways to change Color (Color
Balance, Levels, Curves)