Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Using Dynamic Brushes in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Using Dynamic Brushes in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements

August 13, 2019 8 By Peter Engel


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Dynamic Brush Set: Background Blenders by Brandy Murry
Using Photoshop CS5 What are these brushes?
Brushes that move and change shape as you move them across the page To use the brush: Hold down your left mouse button as you drag
the brush across the page. Using a graphics tablet effects the way the
brush behaves. It tapers and changes opacity with the pressure of your tablet pen. Overview of the 6 brushes: Brush #1 – Large Soft Blender
Brush #2 – Small Splatter Brush #3 – Dotted half tone pattern
Brush #4 – Sketchy Brush #5 – Smokey
Brush #6 – Scractched Different uses for these brushes: Blending photos into paper
1. Add brush on a separate layer 2. Add Photo in layer above the brush layer
3. Clip Photo to Brush layer by selecting the photo layer, right clicking and choosing
“create clipping mask” 4. If you like you can change the blending
mode of the brush layer to have some of the paper underneath show through. Blending papers together
1. Use the same technique as above but use a paper instead of a photo Adding highlights to your layouts
1. Add a brush
in white on a separate layer on top of your layout.
2. Change the blending mode to overlay or soft light and lower the opacity To add a grungy edge
1. Add a separate layer on top of your photo or paper
2. Use the brush to go around the edges 3. Change the blending mode to Multiply or
color burn and lower the opacity Too add styles
1. Add brush on a separate layer 2. Apply styles for differnt looks To erase
1. Choose the eraser tool
2. Select the drop down box of the brushes and choose one of your new brushes
3. Drag it to erase
parts of your photos or papers. (You can change the opacity
of the eraser brush to only partially erase)