Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographers : The Ultimate Workshop



Pencil tool

The pencil can be used to produce hard edged, anti-aliased, pencil-like drawing lines. The pencil tool is simply a fast response sketching tool, that does have some uses, such as creating and editing icons. It was maybe more useful in the early days of Photoshop when computers ran more slowly and the painting speed was restricted. These days, the brush tool should meet all of your painting requirements. The pencil tool Options bar is shown below in Figure 1.

Figure 1 The pencil tool Options bar.