Digital Painting with Photoshop CC

How the importance of layers, using the eyedropper tool, creating a color palette and learning about the Mix Brush tool is proprietary when painting in Photoshop.

Photoshop CC has amazing tools to help you create ornate digital creations. Join us and get your journey started as we walk you through the ins and outs of painting using Photoshop CC.

  • Select the Mixer Brush tool . (If necessary, click and hold the standard Brush tool to reveal the Mixer Brush.)

  • Current Brush Load swatch From the pop-up panel, click Load Brush to fill the brush with the reservoir color, or Clean Brush to remove paint from the brush. To perform these tasks after each stroke, select the automatic Load or Clean options.

  • For the Mixer Brush tool and Eyedropper tool load paint into the reservoir by Alt-click (Windows) or Option-click (Mac OS) the canvas. Or, choose a foreground color.

  • Mixer Brush tool properties:

    • Wet Controls how much paint the brush picks up from the canvas. Higher settings produce longer paint streaks.

    • Load Specifies the amount of paint loaded in the reservoir. At low load rates, paint strokes dry out more quickly.

    • Mix Controls the ratio of canvas paint to reservoir paint. At 100%, all paint is picked up from the canvas; at 0%, all paint comes from the reservoir. (The Wet setting, however, continues to determine how paints mix on the canvas.)

Monday, October 14, 2019
Guest Author:
Elsa Sanchez
Former Adobe Student Consultant