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Photoshop Finishing Touches by Education and Curriculum National Association of Photoshop Professionals Senior Developer, Dave Cross

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Technique #7. Smudging Along a Path

If you sneaked a peek under the Tool pop-up menu in the Stroke Path dialog, you’ll have noticed that you’re not restricted to just using the Brush tool. Here, we’ll build on stroking the path with the Brush tool by also using the Smudge tool. As before, we’ll start with our now familiar routine of duplicating and creating a layer mask, and again, we’ll create a path.

key concepts:

layer masks

define brush

Step One.
Press Command-J (PC: Control-J) to duplicate the Background layer.

Step Two.
From the ...

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