Question by ofiddledeedee: photoshop elements brush uses?
Call me stupid, but I’m new to Photoshop and all it’s uses. I am using my Photoshop Elements 4 mainly for digital scrapbooking, and am not sure how the brushes that are shaped like things, are used. I saw a freeware download for different shapes, animals, leaves, etc. Are they used as stamps? Are they actual brushes that make designs on the “paper”? I guess I’m just looking for any explanation!
Answer by dhvrm
A “brush” in Photoshop is a way to change the cursor, so that when you are editing an image — drawing a line, adding a mask, changing the color, erasing part of the image, etc. — you can custom-control how big the cursor is, its shape, how intense it is, whether the edges are “feathered,” etc.
Brushes such as you describe are most often used like a stamp.