Month: May 2013

How to use the Colour Wheel while using the Brush Tool in Photoshop

Something that’s been really frustrating me while trying to colour drawings in Photoshop is the colour picker. I couldn’t figure out how to get something more intuitive than picking colours out of libraries of swatches or manually opening up the colour picker and scrolling through the colours to maybe find one that will work.

I tried googling this, and I see that some people on actually believe it’s impossible to get a colour wheel to come up in Photoshop. I thought that’s ridiculous – almost every piece of software has this and Adobe knows artists use Photoshop for painting. Why would it leave out a really basic painting tool?

Anyway – I found this video and it’s crucial you watch it:


 I’m back logged in the amount of photos I took from the last project. I’d be a total turd if I pretended that wasn’t already done. It’s on my website and also at, where the album is available.

I haven’t used my tablet much in a while, and I think I honestly haven’t figured it out that well yet – just drawing more random, mindless stuff I’m less attached to (than my comic, let’s say) to get out some kinks. I think I’m getting a hang of how I want the brush tool to work for line art.

If anyone can answer this question for me: How do you deal with resolution when you are creating a piece you want to be able to print large? As an old timer that’s used to working on paper, I have a hard time grasping how this works with print. I noticed it’s hard/impossible to use brushes when the file is large and high resolution, because it’s a lot on the computer to use a 300 size brush and store all that in the memory. Is it possible to work at a smaller (proxy) size and scale it up when done? How does that work?

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