If you haven’t tried using texture brushes with the Brush tool (B), you really ought to give it a go. It’s so much fun to add textures, or create ragged edges. The key is not to make it look too repetitive. Here’s a trick to get the most out of a brush. Choose Window>Brush Settings. Using the Scale, Angle, Flip X, and Flip Y options in the Brush Settings panel, you can make the same brush look much more random and do more with fewer brushes. 

This tip previously appeared in Colin Smith’s Photoshop Tips column in the August, 2022 issue of Photoshop User magazine.

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