How to use different colours on a single brush design

How to use different colours on a single brush design

Brushes are great, but they only work with a single colour. If you want to add multiple colours or gradients to your brushes here are a few ways to do it. Gradient Overlay method First make a new layer, and place your brush design on it – the colour doesn’t matter. I used brush number 2 from my Gradient Curves set. Go to layer > Layer Style > Gradient overlay. Choose the gradient you want or make a new one, using the settings below. make sure preview is on so that you can experiment with the setting until you’re happy with the result. And here’s how it looks. One brush, three blended colours.. Feathered Selection method For more complex brushes, you can use the selection tool. Again start by putting the brush on its own new layer. I used a brush from my free Swirls and Seeds set Using the freehand Lasso Tool, select a portion of the design you’d like to change. Go to Select > Feather and choose a number from around 20 to 100 pixels, depending on the size of your design. Feathering the selection means you get nice soft blended gradations of colour – the bigger the feather, the softer and more gradual the blend. Go to Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation. With the preview on, move the hue slider until you get the colour you want. You can adjust the lightness and saturation too. If you repeat the process on different areas, you’ll end up with something like this. Magic Wand method Lastly and most simply, if your brush is a clean edged one...