Tool Tip: Paint with the Smudge tool
Tips & Tutorials, by Mark White
February 12, 2013
The Smudge tool is fantastic for paint effects, using the Thick Brushes in Photoshop
Select the tool and duplicate your photo layer. Make sure Sample All Layers is ticked and Finger Painting isn’t in the Options bar.
In the Brushes palette, choose a tip from the Thick Heavy Brushes set, and brush over your image, following the object’s form.