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Paint with the Smudge tool

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General, by The Photoshop Creative Team
October 21, 2011

Use the Smudge tool to transform any photo into a work of digital art

This is a trick for anyone who wishes they could paint but who lack any natural skill. The Smudge tool works with Photoshop’s brushes to ‘smoodge’ pixels around on a photo. The result is a painty effect, which is controlled according to what brush you are using.

Issue 80 walks you through the process of using the Smudge tool, revealing how to get the best effects to fool everyone into thinking you are an artistic genius!