How To Use Photo Brushes

A photo brush tool is an essential tool found in most post-processing software. It mimics a traditional drawing tool and allows you to "paint" with colors, textures, selected image sources, effects, and more on your composition. From brushing an image to touch up your subject to sweeping a wild color across the frame to make a statement, the brush tool is easy and fun to use.

When you choose a brush, you can modify its settings to achieve the effect you want. You can also reset the brush to its default settings. When applying paint, you can undo and redo multiple brushstrokes.

1. Install PaintShop Pro

To install PaintShop Pro photo editing software on your PC, download and run the installation file above. Continue following on-screen instructions to complete the setup process.

2. Select a brush tool

On the Tools toolbar, choose a brush tool.

3. Choose foreground and background colors

On the Materials palette, choose the foreground and background colors and materials.

4. Select a tool

On the Tool Options palette, choose a tool from the Presets drop-list.

5. Select a brush tip

Choose a preset brush tip from the brush tip drop-list.

6. Set brush options

Specify the brush options, such as shape, size, opacity, hardness, thickness, and rotation.

7. Apply brush

Do one of the following:

  • To apply the foreground color or material, drag in the image.
  • To apply the background color or material, hold down the right mouse button, and drag in the image.

With the Airbrush tool, you can build up color in one area by clicking and holding the mouse at one position. To paint a straight line, click once at the beginning point, press Shift, and then click the end point. To continue the straight line, move to the next point, press Shift, and then click again.

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PaintShop Pro's image editing tools allow you to quickly and easily use photo brushes to add texture, paint, and other paint effects to your image.

PaintShop Pro does more than just photo brushes

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