Experimenting with layer blending modes

Step 15

Try various photos and converting them to brushes using the same steps here. Brushes with added Shape Dynamics and Scattering can help create a unique background, such as this one created with a photo of Polaroids.

Polaroids brush

Step 16

This one was created with a scan of tape. Besides creating unique paths, backgrounds are often created with such brushes.

Tape brush

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7 responses to “Create Custom Photo Brushes”

  1. anshul Avatar

    hey,thanks for this but is it possible to use a image with its original color instead of selecting a single color in foreground ?

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  3. Jonathan Guzzard Avatar
    Jonathan Guzzard


    1. Mike Atencio Avatar
      Mike Atencio

      Nice and easy yet elegant. Thanks for the info.

  4. Whitney Smail Avatar
    Whitney Smail

    Beautiful and easy. There seems to be some layout issues on this post

    1. Photoshop Tutorials Editor Avatar
      Photoshop Tutorials Editor

      Thank you! It’s fixed now :)

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