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G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M 2 0 2 1 S E P T E M B E R G R A P H I C S P R O 2 9 There are many other features for which presets can be made. Actions, Layer Styles, Tool configurations, Character (type) Styles, and Shapes can all be saved as presets. Also, all of the specific adjustments that you apply to an image such as Levels, Curves, Hue/Saturation, Photo Filter, etc., can be recorded, saved as presets, and reapplied with identical specifications to additional documents. It is to your advantage to explore this powerful feature. Ultimately if you use presets, you will save hours of time and labor and increase the capacity of your digital toolbox. GP Clockwise from top left: Figure 8. Name the pat- tern and it will be saved in the pattern list. Figure 9. To apply the pattern, use the Pattern Stamp tool or select it from the pattern list when making a Pattern Fill layer. Figure 10. Pixels that are surrounded by transparen- cy, selected with the Rectan- gular Marquee, and saved as a pattern contain the transparent areas as part of the pattern. Figure 11. Name the group and drag the gradient(s) you made from the list into the group. STEPHEN ROMANIELLO is an artist and educator, teaching digital art at Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona, for over 29 years. He is a certi- fied instructor in Adobe Photoshop and the author of several books on the creative use of digital graphics software. Steve is the founder of GlobalEye Systems, a company that offers training and consulting in digital graphics software and creative imaging, and the CEO of Fireboy Productions, a pub- lishing company.

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