Ex­plore the Smart Brush

Drag to draw us­ing this nifty lit­tle ad­just­ment tool

Photoshop Creative - - CONTENTS -

Learn to throw a lit­tle colour over your im­ages us­ing the gra­di­ent op­tions

Ad­just­ments are at the core of edit­ing pho­tos. They’re quick and easy ways to en­sure colours pop, tone is dy­namic and everything is work­ing as it should for the fi­nal im­age. They’re non-de­struc­tive and can be used on a range of dif­fer­ent projects.

If you’re a dig­i­tal artist, you’re more used to ap­ply­ing these kinds of ef­fects with brushes. The great thing about the Smart Brush is that it com­bines the pin­point click­ing of a brush with ad­just­ments, to give you some­thing nice and pre­cise when you’re edit­ing your im­ages. If you’re solely us­ing ad­just­ments and fill lay­ers, then you’ve got to mask your ef­fects in, but the Smart Brush makes it pos­si­ble for you to do this and get ac­cu­rate ef­fects in spe­cific ar­eas of your work as you’re work­ing.

The Smart Brush of­fers a num­ber of op­tions, too. There’s the Blue Skies ef­fect – which we’re go­ing to use in this tu­to­rial – but there are also op­tions for trans­form­ing por­traits and al­ter­ing con­trast and tone. When you’re in the di­a­log box, choose the Show All op­tion to pick from any of the ef­fects on of­fer within the tool.

Let’s dive into how to use the Smart Brush as a real gamechanger when it comes to your ad­just­ments. It’s not just there for the fin­ish­ing touches, but can be used through­out your cre­ative process to edit your pho­tos cleanly and pro­vide you with pre­ci­sion. Ad­just­ments are re­ally im­por­tant when it comes to photo-edit­ing, and the Smart Brush will soon be­come a vi­tal tool in your work­flow once you know when to use it.

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