If you know anything about Photoshop’s brush tool, you know it paints smooth lines in the foreground color. You can control its behavior to the nth degree from the options bar and Brushes palette. And it responds to pressure-sensitive input.
Those attributes alone would earn it a place in the coveted Photoshop Top 40. The fact that it also excels as a masking tool merely cements the deal.
Today marks Part 3 of our 3-part hair mask, first established using Feature #33: Calculations, then enhanced using Feature #32: The Pen Tool, and now completed using Feature #31: The Brush Tool. The trick: Combine the brush with the Overlay blend mode. And then set in painting. It’s remarkably simple and effective.
The base photograph comes to us from Stas Perov of image vendor Fotolia. Click this link for a special deal.
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