Starry Night Skies using PS Brushes

The versatile power of the Photoshop Brush tool is often overlooked. This project introduces students to the incredible flexibility of the Photoshop brush; students will learn to import brush packs and manipulate layer styles to create a beautiful night-time portrait. Additional resources include student cheatsheets for the gradient editor and the brush, as well as a custom Photoshop brush pack. Materials: All you need for this project is Adobe Photoshop. The included brush pack must be unzipped before you can utilize the contents.

Christina Zientek
Last Updated April 27, 2021

Student Time

1-2 hours estimated class time

Education Level

9th - 12th Grade Higher Education View more
Edit, composite, and create beautiful images, graphics, and art on desktop and iPad.

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