Elle’s Own Brush

I used this image from the margins for a PS CS2 brush experiment. However, what I did can be done in PS 7+. After copying a piece of the illustration (circled in red) I pasted it into its own document, switched the “Color Mode” to “Grayscale,” performed a “Select All” and from under the “Edit” menu chose “Define Brush Preset.” After simply naming the new brush it was added to my current brush palette. This allowed me to paint using the texture from the illustration as a brush. It also made a nice brush for the Smudge, Erase, and/or Dodge & Burn features.

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