• Using Parts of Brushes in Photoshop and PSE

    Photoshop brushes are rubber stamps with benefits. Not only can you change the size, color and direction, but you can also remove parts of the images without messy ink masking. Here’s how:

    Begin by opening a new document in Photoshop or Elements.

    Load a brush you’d like to use.

    Make a new layer by clicking the Create a New Layer icon in the Layers panel.

    Get the Brush tool and stamp your image. Remember that the Foreground color will be the color of your digital ink. Because you’ve stamped the image on its own layer, you can manipulate it easily. To remove a section of the stamp, get the Eraser tool and simply rub out the part you don’t want to use.

    If you are using a brush image as a clipping mask, be sure to erase away the portion of the mask layer and not the paper or photo layer. To fill in a portion of the image, use the Paint Bucket tool or a hard, round brush to add to the brush image layer.