Photoshop Tutorial for Fashion Design (06/24) Tools - Brushes, Stamp, History, Healing

Uploaded by DesignersNexus on 05.01.2011

With Brush tools you can paint freehand brush strokes of various shapes, sizes and textures
which you can preset in the option bar.
You can choose the desired brush type from the drop-down menu,
adjust its hardness
and size.
You can also select a different mode. I'm going to stay with Normal.
And change the opacity.
Anything below 100% will make the brush look transparent.
To change your cursor appearance to look more like a brush
go to Photoshop Preferences,
click "Cursors"
and set it to the "Full Size Brush Tip".
Now my cursor looks exactly like my brush.
The Pencil tool, located below the Brush, allows you to draw freehand hard edged lines.
And just like Brush, it comes in different shapes, sizes and textures
and shares the same options.
Color Replacement tool is one of my favorites.
It allows me to recolor my artwork using freehand brush strokes.
And as you can see, it preserves image texture.
Being from the brush family, it shares brush settings
and brush modes.
But it also has Magic Wand tolerance
and anti-alias.
In addition, the Color Replacement tool has a few options of its own.
The first one is "Continuous Sampling".
It samples the color to replace as I'm painting.
The second option is "Sample Once".
It samples the color to replace first time I press my mouse button
and as I continue dragging the cursor over my artwork
it only replaces the color initially sampled.
Make sure you click and drag your cursor without releasing the mouse.
To resample, simply release the mouse
and start again.
And the final option is "Sampling Background Swatch".
It only replaces the color set as your background.
Right below the brushes is another member of the brush family:
Clone Stamp tool.
It enables you to copy your artwork using freehand brushes.
First, holding the Option key [ALT key in Windows]
click to sample the area you want to set as your starting point.
Then click and drag the cursor in the area you want the copy to appear.
You can even clone the source into a different document.
As I'm using the tool I have two cursors on the screen.
One is my actual brush
and the second cursor is at the source of the clone.
Hidden beneath the Clone Stamp tool is the Pattern Stamp tool.
The Pattern Stamp tool allows you to paint with patterns that you can choose in the option bar.
Set your brush type
and size
and then simply click and drag in your document.
The Align option allows you to paint with your pattern seamlessly.
And you can use the Opacity
if you want your patterns to appear transparent.
Below the Stamp tools in the tools palette are History Brushes.
But before we can work with them, we need to set the source using the History palette
docked to the right side of the screen.
The History palette records and lists as a state
each change made to a document.
I'll go over it in more details in the Palette segment of the introduction to the workspace.
For now, I'm only going to use it for the History brush.
To set the source, choose one of the previous states from the list.
I will go back before the time I used Healing brushes.
Then click on the section on the left side of the listed state to activate.
The History brush icon will appear.
When you set your source
simply click and drag the cursor over the desired area.
And as you paint, History brush restores the image to the previous state.
Art History brush
also uses History palette as a source
and restores your image
but in the artsy kind of way.
As a fashion designer, I never really found a practical application for them
but they're sure fun to play with.
If you're into textiles
or just feeling creative
you can always use these brushes for your portfolio.
Whenever you want to close the document, Adobe Photoshop will ask you if you want to save it.
Choose "Save" if you want to keep the changes,
"Cancel" if you want to go back to your document
and "Don't Save" if you don't want any changes to apply.
The Healing brushes were created to correct damaged areas.
Let's say, for example, I have a green spot on my rose.
To correct it, I'm going to choose Spot Healing Brush tool
and simply click on the damaged area.
It is very similar to cloning tools: first it samples neighboring areas
and then applies the same texture to the spot I clicked on.
Being from the brush family, it has similar options
like brushes presets
and modes.
The Healing Brush tool is very similar to the Clone Stamp tool.
Holding the Option [ALT] key on your keyboard
click and release the mouse to set the starting point of your source.
Then paint over the desired area.
As opposed to the Clone Stamp tool that creates an identical copy,
the Healing Brush blends the clone with its new environment when you release the mouse.
In addition to cloning, the Healing Brush allows you to set a pattern as your source.
To use this option you don't need to do any sampling.
Simply click and drag your cursor to paint over the desired area.
And when you release the mouse, the Healing Brush will blend the pattern with the environment.
The Patch tool, just like the Healing Brush,
copies the source and blends it with the new environment
but instead of freehand brush stroke it uses freehand selection.
And just like with any other selection tool,
you can add to the selection
and subtract from the selection.
There are two ways you can use the Patch tool.
You can set it as a Source, which will allow you to clone into the selection.
Click and drag your selection to the area you want to be cloned.
As I'm dragging the selection, you can see how the image is changing in the original location.
Release the mouse when you're happy with the source of your clone.
And just like the Healing Brush, the Patch tool will blend a copy into the environment.
The second option is the Destination.
With this setting, you will use the selected area to make a copy.
Click and drag the selected area to the desired destination and release the mouse.
The Patch tool will blend the copy into the environment.
And finally, just like with any other healing tool
you can set a pattern as your source.
Select a pattern from the option bar
and click on "Use Pattern" to apply.