|Hello, I'm Philip Staiger,
and this is "Waffling with alpha", part of a series of tutorials to
explore and learn some basic selection skills. In Project Dogwaffle, a
selection is held within the so-called alpha channel. Thus, some
selection tools are also called Alpha tools.
This tutorial was created with PD Pro 4.1.
If you use something slightly different (PD Artist,
PD Pro 3,...), you may still be able to do similar things but perhaps
in different places of the graphical user interface: The interface may
have changed slightly.
In this short tutorial, we'll select a simple shape, perhaps a heart or
a happy face, which is made of very few colors. In fact, just one color
in this example. We'll draw the shape ourselves, using a simple
brush. The simple brushes don't add anti-aliased soft edges, this you
can be sure that there's no additional colors or shades of colors
introduces while painting.
Start with a plain white background.
Right-click the brush tool. It's the small icon near the top left in
the tools panel.
This will show the menu of built-in brushes and other brush related
Select the "Simple"
Within the Simple group, select the Medium (Med) size option.