To use the brush tool or pencil tool:

1 Specify a foreground color. (See "Choosing foreground and background colors" on page 257.)

2 Select the brush tool or pencil tool ,,/.

3 Do the following in the options bar:

• Choose a brush and set brush options. (See "Working with brushes" on page 228.)

• Specify a blending mode. (See "Selecting a blending mode" on page 241.)

• Specify an opacity. (See "Specifying opacity, flow, strength, or exposure" on page 243.)

• For the brush tool, specify a flow rate. (See "Specifying opacity, flow, strength, or exposure" on page 243.)

• Click the airbrush button £ to use the brush as an airbrush. Alternately, select the Airbrush option in the Brushes palette. (See "Creating airbrush effects (Photoshop)" on page 239.)

• For the pencil tool, select Auto Erase to paint the background color over areas containing the foreground color. (See "Using the Auto Erase option" on page 226.)

4 Do one or more of the following:

• To draw a straight line, click a starting point in the image. Then hold down Shift, and click an ending point.

• When using the brush tool as an airbrush, hold down the mouse button without dragging to build up color.

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