Correcting mistakes

Your image will now be covered with paint strokes so this is a good point to show how to correct mistakes and if necessary return a picture back to its original state.

The very valuable Undo command is found in the Edit menu and as we have been using a brush the line will read Undo Brush Stroke. Click on this and the last brush stroke will be undone, click on it again and the previous brush stroke will also be

Figure 1.8

Correcting mistakes.

Figure 1.8

Correcting mistakes.

undone. As you can see, the command works backwards and continues to remove the last action taken until you reach the maximum numbers of Undo, which is 32 steps. This number can be changed in the Preferences menu which is covered later on in this chapter.

Rather than go to the menu every time you want to use the Undo, it is much quicker to use the keyboard shortcut which is Ctrl/Cmd + 2. If you are a Photoshop user you will need to be aware that the Undo command in Painter works differently and is not a toggle action.

To ReDo an action, go to Edit> ReDo or use the shortcut Ctrl/Cmd + Y.

If you want to get back to the original, go to File> Revert. Confirm you want to do this by clicking Revert in the pop up dialog box and the picture will return to its original state. This will work provided the original picture is still in the same place from which it was loaded, either on your computer or on the DVD.

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