You're watching VisiHow. In this video, I'm going to show you how you can use the brush tool in Photoshop CS6 in Windows 7. To begin, you should have Photoshop CS6 open, and then have either a new document or an existing document open. I've shown you how to do this in other tutorials. I have a new document here with a blank canvas. It's called "Untitled 1", as indicated by the tab on the left-hand side. Underneath this, we have a toolbar.
Click on an image to select a different brush style
We generally keep to the few brushes along the top row. We use either a soft brush or a hard brush. We also have these interesting ones. There are quite a lot to choose from. We can scroll down to see more. When we click on one that has an effect, a little preview window will pop up on the left to illustrate the kind of brush tip it is.
Click or click and drag on the canvas to test the textured brush tip
We are clicking but not dragging, creating a sort of stamping effect. We could also add brushes to Photoshop, which we will show in another tutorial. When we do, they will be added to the bottom of the options menu that we access by right-clicking on the canvas when the brush tool is selected.
Click the downward-pointing arrow next to the icon of the brush tip
It's the next icon over, moving from left to right. This opens the same menu that we have been opening by right-clicking on the canvas. We can change the nib or brush tip, as well as the size and hardness. We find the right-click method a little bit more practical when we're trying to do something.
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