Painting a straight line


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Painting a straight line

So this next trick comes in handy quite often actually when you want to paint a straight line. So here I've got a file that I'm going to set up to create a vignette. I've got a separate layer here and I just want to paint a nice straight edge all the way around the outside of darkening. But I'll then change the opacity to darken up these edges to bring focus to the center of this image. So I'm going to get my Brush tool, and I press the B for that, and I've got a nice big brush. To make it a little bit bigger, let's small it with the Bracket keys here. I'm going to line up the center of that cursor there with the left-hand corner, and if you are trying this at home, you don't see the center of your cursor, go to your Preferences, Command+K, Ctrl+K and under Cursors, make sure Show Crosshair in Brush Tip is turned on and while you edit make sure you had a Full Size Brush Tip. Those are much better cursors I think, and they come in handy.

So I've g...

Painting a straight line
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Painting a straight line provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop CS4 Power Shortcuts

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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