You're watching VisiHow. In this video, I'm going to show you how you can use the pencil tool in Photoshop CS6 in Windows 7. To begin, you should have Photoshop CS6 open. Either create a new document, or open an existing one. We've demonstrated how to do that in other tutorials. I've already got a document open. It's just one layer, which is white.
There is a navigation bar that runs horizontally along the very top. Beneath that, there is a horizontal bar of buttons. The second button from the left has a downward-pointing arrow just to the right of it.
This is an alternative way to access the same options menu that we have been working with, which we have been opening by right-clicking on our image. We find the right-click a little bit more practical when we're trying to work quickly.
It's in that same horizontal bar running beneath the navigation bar along the top of the program. The default setting is "Normal". Modes are very interesting, and we've mentioned this a few times in other videos. We can get really interesting effects depending on how we use them and what image we're working with.
I've just shown you how you can use the pencil tool in Photoshop CS6 in Windows 7. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to add them to the section below, and we'll do our best to get back to you.