Using the Smart Brush in Photoshop Elements

The brand-new Smart Brush tool is a mixture of the Easy Selection tool (which was introduced in Elements 6) and change layers; it provides a rapid method to change, enhance, and add effects to your pictures and is situated in the Full Edit location of the Editor.

When you choose the Smart Brush tool a menu opens up showing 9 categories of almost 70 effects that is used to your image. It’s handy since all you must do is create your choice within the list and paint over the region you desire the impact to be used to. Once you start attracting the tool automatically toggles to the Add to Selection mode. To eliminate any piece of the chosen region you press the Alt on your keyboard and paint away the components you need to do away with.

How does it function? Should you take a consider the Layers palette, you’ll see that an change layer was built together with the layer mask that accompanies change levels. The area you highlighted is shown in white found on the mask, consequently showing the impact. The black regions found on the mask are hiding the impact.

To change the impact you created, you are able to either double-click the change layer in the Layers palette or you are able to double-click the red change pin placed in your selection found on the image. As long as the change layer is 1 supported by Elements, the dialog box for that change layer might open and you are able to create any changes you want.

Some of the presets were built utilizing an change layer found in the full variation of Photoshop and not in Elements, thus you won’t be capable to edit these effects.

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