Using the Smart Brush tool


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Using the Smart Brush tool

The Smart Brush tool is the most direct way to apply an adjustment to just a selected area of an image. This tool both selects an area and applies an adjustment to that selection all in one step. Elements 8 comes with a collection of adjustments that work with this tool and they cover the gamut from practical photo adjustments to fun graphic adjustments. Before I show you this, I'd like to close my Effects panel over here so there is more room for the panels that I want to use. So I'm going to click the panel menu icon at the right of the Effects panel and choose Close.

And now I have just my Layers panel open. I'll select the Smart Brush tool from the toolbar by clicking on it right here. And I want to be sure to get the Smart Brush tool, not the Detail Smart Brush tool for this particular lesson. When I select that tool, the Options bar changes to show me the options for the Smart Brush tool. One of those options is this menu that has a small thumbnail on it. I'm going to ...

Using the Smart Brush tool
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Using the Smart Brush tool provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop Elements 8 for Windows Essential Training

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Photography
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Photoshop Elements
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