On a traditional drawing desk, one of the most important elements is the pencil cup.  Or paint brushes.  Or pen pouch.  It’s the collection of currently relevant tools for the artist, though it’s probably not their entire tool collection.  Photoshop might seem different at a surface level, but the same strategy applies.  You’ll make better art if you’re able to work with a small subset of your tools - the ones that are relevant to the current painting.  Photoshop offers two different solutions to this problem: tool presets and custom brushes.  Which is better?  This video takes a look at both options, and makes some suggestions for your tailored digital workspace.

AuthorMatt Kohr