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Photoshop's Brush tools explained - Barry Beckham provides an overview of Photoshop's brush tools.
Words & images Barry Beckham/David Rowley
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Airbrush The Airbrush tool sprays soft defused lines ideal for blending into an image or building up colours. It uses a softer brushes by default and requires lighter pressure. Unlike the paintbrush the airbrush applies a stream of coloured droplets as you click the mouse.
Pencil Tool The Pencil tool produces hard-edged lines, ideal for drawing.
To draw a straight line using the paintbrush, pencil tool or airbrush, click a starting point in the image. Then hold down shift and click an ending point.