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Oct 01, 2013

Create Dust From Scratch in Photoshop

Why Create Dust?

Dust particles can create a great feeling of atmosphere in a photo, especially when there is a strong backlight in the image.

In this episode we show you how to create a custom brush that creates dust anywhere you want it. All you have to do it paint over the area you would like the dust and erase the rest!

Download the brush if you would prefer to use ours.

Here are some of the tools we use:

  • Custom Brush – Custom brushes open a world of possibilities in Photoshop and they are a ton of fun to use!

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    Guest

    Great preset, thank you! I used it on this picture, on the wagon, because the light is coming from there. Small adjustment, but great. 🙂

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    Vedran Toli?

    Great preset, thank you!:) I used it on this picture, on the wagon, because the light is coming from there. Small adjustment, but great.

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    Didrik

    Aaron How do you move the canvas in Photoshop? i see you do it all the time to make room for your camera window. What is this action called? the closest i got was overscrolling???

    thanks

    From a Huge fan

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      Socratic1

      Aaron does not load his images as Tabs so he is able to move them around in the window even if they are not zoomed. In Full Screen view, press and hold the space bar and the cursor will change to a “hand.” Then click and drag anywhere on the image to move it around.

      If your images are loaded in tabs, you can use this method to move images that are zoomed. Press “F” once to switch to full screen and you will be able to move the image around like Aaron does. Press “F” once more to go into Image Full Screen and you will not see your tools windows. Press “F” once more to go back to Tabs view.

      Hope this helps!

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    jr456

    Thanks Aaron. It’s all the small details like this that add up and really make the work/your work end up standing out.