Add vapor, mist, and other high-quality visual effects to your work. Obscure and distort artfully with Adobe Photoshop’s smoke brushes.
Creating high-resolution smoke effects can stylize and enhance any piece of work. Explore fog brushes, templates, and more in Photoshop to help you create the effects that suit your needs.
No matter the image type — photo or design — sometimes you need to make something smoky (or smokier). Photoshop gives you numerous tools to make it happen.
Smoke brushes don’t just have to be used for smoke effects. They can be used to make haze, distort a dark background, or do clever photo manipulation.
Adjust opacity, hardness, spread, and dozens of other appearance options to make the right brush for the right smoky job.
Once you have the smoke brush you’re looking for, you can export it so others can try it. Or, if you need inspiration, there are dozens of user-made brushes to try.
Smoke brushes can be powerful tools for a number of different projects. Here are some common ways you can apply them:
With high-resolution Photoshop brushes, the only limit is your imagination. Learn to manipulate pixels for high-quality smoke in these tutorials.
This Photoshop tutorial will help you get started with brushes.
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