Applying a tint

You can use brush tips to apply a tint to a grayscale image. By changing the mode of a grayscale image to RGB color, you can use painting tools to tint an image. After you change the image mode, create a new layer, click the Mode list arrow in the New Layer dialog box, click Color, select colors from the Swatches palette, then apply tints to the new layer. See Figure 11 for an example.

Create a brush tip

1. Click the Brush Tool X on the toolbox.

2. Click the Brushes palette tab Brushes in the palette well.

3. Click the arrow * to the right of the tab, then click Clear Brush Controls.

4. Click the Brushes palette tab arrow

' again, then click New Brush Preset.

5. Type Custom oval brush tip to replace the current name, then click OK.

6. Click Brush Tip Shape on the Brushes palette, then adjust your settings using Figure 12 as a guide.

7. Click the Brushes palette tab Brushes to close the palette.

I TIP A newly added brush tip generally is I added at the bottom of the Brushes palette.

The new brush tip appears on the options bar or by opening the Brushes palette and scrolling to the bottom.

You cleared the current brush settings, and then created a brush tip using the Brushes palette. You modified its settings to create a custom brush tip for painting a border.

FIGURE 12

Brush Tip Shape settings

Brush Presets

Brush Tip Shape

□ Shape Dynamics

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QD Scattering

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□ Texture

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□ Dual Brush

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[~l Color Dynamics

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Q Other Dynamics

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□ Noise

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□ Wet Edges

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□ Airbrush

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PI Smoothing

ft

O Protect Texture

0 Spacing

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I

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5

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5

9

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40 px

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FIGURE 13

Painted image

FIGURE 13

Painted image

Effects of the custom brush tip

Paint a border

1. Click the Mode list arrow on the options bar, then click Multiply.

TIP The Multiply blend mode creates semi-transparent shadow effects and multiplies the value of the base color by the blend color.

2. Double-click the Opacity text box, then type 75.

3. Click the Toggle the Brushes palette button D on the options bar, then click Shape Dynamics.

4. Click the Control list arrow under the Size Jitter section, then click Fade.

5. Type 400 in the list box to the right of the Control list arrow.

6. Click the Brushes palette tab Brushes to close the palette.

7. Use the Brush pointer ^P to click the image near the upper-right corner at 515 X/25 Y, press and hold [Shift], click the image near the lower-right corner at 515 X/515 Y, then release [Shift].

8. Save your work, then compare your image to Figure 13.

Using the newly created brush tip, you painted areas of the image. You also made adjustments to the opacity and fade settings to make the brush stroke more dramatic.

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