Smoke & Fog Photoshop Brush

  • Difficulty
  • Length
    15 mins
  • Software
  • Compatibility
    Photoshop CS6 & Newer


Add realistic smoke, fog, and atmosphere to any image with one of our most versatile Photoshop brushes. Perfect for creating misty mountains, raging fires, or smoke-filled bar scenes, use this brush to create your own extraordinary effects.


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Add Realistic Smoke & Fog!

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Instant Atmosphere

Add depth and mystery to any photo with fog, smoke, and atmosphere. Our Photoshop brushes are quick to install and only limited by your imagination!

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Add Smoke & Fog to Any Image!

No need to go around setting things on fire, simply add smoke and fog in Photoshop using this custom brush.

To use this brush, we suggest lowering your FLOW to around 30% and layering the smoke or fog in slowly. If you paint too much, choose the Eraser Tool, right-click and choose the same PHLEARN Smoke & Fog Brush and erase away any areas you need.

To choose smoke color, try sampling a light color from the original photo and painting with that color. Also try desaturating the color a bit. Keep in mind that smoke isn’t always white.

To make the smoke lighten the photo, try changing the blending mode of the layer with the smoke to SCREEN or LIGHTEN.

What are Photoshop brushes?

At its most basic, the Photoshop brush tool is used for drawing lines and shapes in any color on a layer in your document using strokes.

After selecting a brush, you can draw simply by clicking the left mouse button a single time, or by holding it down and dragging your cursor around the page to create multiple marks with a single stroke.


  1. This is a handy tool and the part about using low flow is really helpful in creating just the right effect. I have been watching your videos for a few months now…you are a MASTER! Not only do you know your stuff, but you explain and teach in such a way that makes it easy to understand. Thank you for all you do!!!

  2. Such a handy tool!

  3. It helps greatly in building up clouds step by step as shown in the tutorial. Beautiful and Precise!

  4. Im just a beginner and frequent viewer to you youtube, your works are so amazing. I learning it everyday, the interest build in me after watching tutorials. Thank you so much,sir.

  5. This brush is pure awesome! I can even use it for clouds. Thanks, Aaron!

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