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05 May 2002, 02:15 PM
Hi i just bought a graphic tablet and I am still gettin used to it... I was wandering what are the best tools in photoshop to use... Also it would be great if someone has some tuorials how to use Airbrush for example...

Any advice would be great... bye

05 May 2002, 02:46 PM
Try here. (


05 May 2002, 04:39 PM
heh tnx very usefull Link... There's just 1 more thing i'd like to ask... I use Airbrush to make the dark and bright areas right... how do i smooth it all then?

Is Smudge Tool the right one? Couse i realy can't do anything good with it...

I need to do this:
out of this:

(and no gaussian blur or something:) )

Ok tnx alot...

06 June 2002, 05:19 AM
in painter you could try to use just add water. for photoshop just use the gradient tool.

06 June 2002, 11:56 PM
nevernevernevernevernevernevernevernevernever use the smudge tool :) bleeargh;)

06 June 2002, 02:11 AM
Now I am wondering, why you would need to change to AIRBRUSH tool? It is one of the least useful tools in PS7, it was somewhat useful in PS6 but no longer... I only paint in photoshop, I do some photomanip, but generally speaking I paint. And I've found PS7 to be excellent choice. Another thing I wonder, why you would NEED to copy Real Life Brushes & Effects? Use real life brush instead, it's easier that way, saves time and trouble.

Scanners are wonderful thing.

The custom brushes are easy to use once you get the idea that you need to actually do Preset Tools for youself to use. I have loads of them... I love the way I can skip from normal brush to airbrush in a jump after clicking to a tool preset I did just for that, or to some more obscure effect.

All it takes is some open state of mind and getting rid of old bad habits.

And reason for the new brush engine is because so many people use photoshop for painting and photomanipulation, and they want for photoshop to have better brushes. Photoshop is NOT marketing itself as a painting tool, but since there is so many painters using it, why not give them better brush engine?

And if corel is so much better, why you even bother using photoshop? Instead of complaining, change the program :).

Or use the old version, duh.

Parel -- that thing about not using smudge is a bit old, isn't it? for example: uses smudge. And a lot. You wouldn't call that yuck, would you?

06 June 2002, 12:28 PM
Where exactly was the smudge tool used (I guess that its cool that I cant tell that the smudge tool was used)? In the hair? I had crappy experiences with smudge in PS5 and earlier, and have never seen it used well. I tend to stick with the paintbrush, gradient tools and airbrush. I have not yet upgraded from PS6. I understood that the smudge tool has pretty much remained the same. what are your particular techniques for using the smudge tool and where are the best situations to use it?

06 June 2002, 01:15 PM
Woah man that tutorial totally changed my view of my tablet :p!

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