- Understanding Foreground and Background Colors
- Using the Brush and Brush Presets Panels
- Modifying the Brush Presets Panel
- Selecting Brush Tip Sets
- Adjusting Brush Tips
- Adjusting Bristle Brush Tips
- Creating Customized Brush Tips
- Saving Customized Brush Tips
- Working with the Brush and Airbrush Tools
- Working with the Mixed Brush Tool
- Working with the Pencil Tool
- Working with Auto Erase
- Working with the Line Tool
- Using the Standard Shape Tool
- Working with the Custom Shape Tool
- Creating a Custom Shape
- Saving Custom Shape Sets
- Using the Paint Bucket Tool
- Working with the Eraser Tools
- Working with the Magic Eraser Tool
- Creating and Applying Gradients
- Creating and Saving Customized Gradients
- Using the Color Replacement Tool
Working with the Line Tool
The Line tool lets you draw lines by dragging from one point in the active document and releasing in another. You can draw lines at precise 45- or 90-degree angles by holding down the Shift key as you drag. Select the Line tool, or if you already have another drawing tool selected, you can choose the Line tool from the toolbox. Then configure the Line tool using the Options bar. It’s also a good idea to create the lines in a separate layer. That way, once the lines have been drawn, it’s as easy as selecting the Move tool and repositioning them where you want them.
Work with the Line Tool
- Select the Line tool on the toolbox.
- Click the Fill Pixels button to create raster shapes in the active foreground color.
- Click the Geometry options list arrow, and then select from the following options:
Arrowheads. Select the Start and/or End check boxes to create arrowheads on the line.
Width. Enter a percentage (10 to 1,000), to determine the width of the arrowhead in relation to the width of the line.
Length. Enter a percentage (10 to 5,000), to determine the length of the arrowhead.
Concavity. Enter a percentage (-50 to +50) to determine the concavity of the arrowhead.
- Enter a value (1 to 1,000 pixels) to determine the weight of the line.
- Click the Mode list arrow, and then select a blending mode.
- Enter an Opacity percentage value (1% to 100%).
- Select the Anti-alias check box to create a visually smoother line.
- Drag in the document window to create the line.