How to use Photoshop brushes with image / color modes tutorial

Tutorial on how to use Photoshop brushes with image modes (such as RGB and CMYK and LAB etc) to create stunning color designs in CC 2018 2017 2015 2014 etc

Image/ color modes and Photoshop brushes

how to use image modes (CMYK etc) with Photoshop brushes tutorial
  1. Image menu

  2. Mode followed by CMYK (or LAB etc)

  3. Go to the brush tools in the toolbar

  4. Apply Photoshop brushes in the image mode CMYK color

  5. To go back to RGB, just go back to the same image menu and select the RGB option


cymkYou can also apply the brush stroke to CMYK's color channels. To change the image into CMYK then go to the image menu and mode and then select the CMYK option and if you want to use the different channels go to the channels panel (window menu) and then select the magenta or cyan channel and apply the strokes to that


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You can use the dabs in CMYK to create some truly extreme color effects, especially combined with the black channel.


labYou can also use them in LAB. To use them in LAB go to the image menu and select the mode and LAB option and then add the strokes to the LAB image. If you decide you wish to go back to RGB, simply go to the image menu and mode again


You can also apply the strokes in different colors to LAB channels L and AB channels via the channels panel


The generated dabs seem to be a lot more subtle in LAB mode, more diffuse.

spotsThe RGB option is available for 32 bits channel mode via the image mode menu. In 16 bits / channel RGB LAB CMYK are available for the strokes. Some of the filters are not available in the 32bits etc.


With the image on the right, I have been using the default standard soft round stroke.


With 32bit and 16bit channel option, you also have the added feature of the HDR toning when you convert back to RGB 8bit so the results can be displayed on web pages etc and the HDR toning has a large number of presets as well as settings to either create very close to the same result Visually) in 8bit and 32bits per channel but you can also use the settings to invert / grayscale / added saturation etc.


The result can be very different from the actual generated strokes


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