Applying painting effects

To begin painting, you must again load the selection that you created earlier. By applying the Right Pear channel, you protect the unselected areas of the image as you apply colors, making it easy to paint within the lines.

* For an illustration of hand-painting the pears, see figure 12-1 in the color section. 1 Choose Select > Load Selection > Right Pear.

Notice in the Load Selection dialog box that the color-mode change you just made also was saved as a selection, called Paint Transparency. Click OK to close the dialog box.

Load Selection



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Paint Transparency


Paint Transparency

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Left Pear

C Add to Selection C Subtract from Selection C intersect with Selection

2 Select the brush tool (.■-'). Then, in the tool options bar, set the Opacity to about 50%.

Change the brush opacity by pressing a number on the keypad from 0 to 9 (where 1 is 10%, 9 is 90%, and 0 is 100%).

3 In the Brush pop-up palette, select a large, soft-edged brush, such as the soft round 35-pixel brush.

4 Choose Window > Swatches to bring the Swatches palette forward, and then select any yellow-green color that appeals to you as your foreground color.



5 Drag the brush over the entire pear to apply the color.

Next, you'll use a darker and a lighter shade to add highlights and shadows.

6 Select a darker green from the Swatches palette. In the tool options bar, set the brush opacity to about 30%. Paint around the edges in the pear selection, avoiding the highlight area.

7 Select a rose color from the Swatches palette. In the tool options bar, select a smaller brush size and decrease the paint opacity to about 20%. Then paint highlights on the pear.

8 When you are satisfied with your results, choose Select > Deselect, and then choose File > Save.

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