Graphics Programs Reference
The original image (left); the filtered
image (center); details restored with
the History Brush (right).
12. Try lowering the Opacity to 25% and paint in additional
details of the original image. You can combine multiple strokes
as needed to build up an area.
The History Brush can be valuable when either filtering an image
or performing color-correction tasks. It allows you to selectively
paint back in time to restore lost or important details.
Working with Gradients
A gradient is a gradual blend between two or more colors. You
can use gradients to create a photorealistic backdrop or to draw
in areas like a blown-out sky. The Gradient tool is extremely flex-
ible and offers the versatile Gradient Editor for creating custom
gradients. Before you utilize the Gradient tool, let's explore how
gradients are formed.
All gradients are edited using the Gradient Editor (which becomes
available when you activate the Gradient tool). To access it, click
the thumbnail of the gradient in the Options bar:
• presets. You have several preset gradients to choose from, and
you can browse them by thumbnail. Additionally, you can load
other gradients by clicking the panel's submenu.