Use New Brushes

You can add and use new Brushes in Photoshop Elements.

If you don't know how to add new Brushes to Elements be sure to check out the 2-Part Series.

Part-1 is about installing new Brushes and you can see it here.

Part-2 is about loading new Brushes and you can see it here.

Now we're going to see how to use the new Brushes that we added in the first 2 parts.

We'll see how to go from this . . .

To This . . .

Watch the video to see how to use new brushes and then refer to the steps outlined below the video to add some bling to your own photo.

STEP ONE- Make The Brush Tool Active.

From the Toolbox, click on the Brush tool to make it active.

STEP TWO- Choose The New Set (Bling).

In the Tool Options for the Brush tool, click on the Brush Preview. Choose your new set (Bling) from the pop-up list.

Double-click on the thumbnail of the Brush you want to use to make it active.

STEP THREE- Size Your Brush.

Use the left and right Bracket Keys ([, ]) on your keyboard to make your Brush the size you want it to be.

STEP FOUR- Add a New Layer.

Add a new Layer in the Layers Panel by clicking on the "add a new layer" icon in the panel.

STEP FIVE- Make Foreground Color White.

The Foreground Color is the top large square of the 2 overlapping squares under the Toolbox.

Make it white by first clicking on the tiny overlapping squares to the lower-left of the larger squares. Or use the keyboard shortcut by pressing the letter "d" on your keyboard.

Then click on the double-headed curved arrow to the upper-right of the larger squares. Or use the keyboard shortcut by pressing the letter "x" on your keyboard.

STEP SIX- Click Where You Want To Add a Brush Mark.

Click once where you want to add a Brush mark (in this case some bling).

Continue adding more Brush marks if you want. You can choose different Brushes from the pop-up if you want.

If you want to install a new set of Brushes into Elements , see Part 1 which is "how to install Brushes..."

Or if you want to load a new Brush Set, see Part 2 which is "how to load Brushes..."

That wraps up this look at how to use Brushes in Photoshop Elements.

Until next time




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