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1. open the picture you want in the brush or pattern.
2. go to edit>define pattern.
this should come up:

3. name it and hit ok.
4. open a new document. (mine is 400x170 pixels)
5. make a new layer. (layer>new>layer)
6. open the layer palette (just press f7)
7. right click on layer 1 and go to blending options.
8. click the box called pattern overlay.
9. click the drop down arrow beside the pattern thumbnail and find your image.

10. click okay.
11. go to the brush tool and pick your brush.
mine are just some splatter brushes from
12. start brushing to reveal your image.
13. go back to blending options and pattern overlay to allign the picture with the brush, and scale it to fit.
14. click okay, and you're done.
my result is this:

you guys can be more creative and add text, other brushes, and color filters if you want.
mine was just an example.

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thanks =3

By XbreathlessWhispersX on Jan 2, 2009 5:20 pm

Dude I've been so mad at photoshop for such a long time for not having the ability to do this, because I recall doing it in Paintshop pro , it was one of my favorite things to do. lol So thanks a billion and one!

By Issaness on Dec 15, 2008 5:43 pm

Nice!! Works for me! You can also do this with text probably different steps though!

By Wancapulet on Nov 28, 2008 12:10 pm

Thats pretty dopeness :D

By AyeVickaye on Sep 21, 2008 8:12 pm

That's awesome! I favorited it :]

Was that picture of Alex taken at Six Flags in Atlanta?

By Carinasan on Sep 15, 2008 12:26 am

this is awesome

By kimboxxkimi on Sep 14, 2008 7:58 pm

never thought to do that.

By digitalivory on Sep 14, 2008 7:54 pm

thank you.

By anb745 on Sep 14, 2008 4:37 pm

this is definatly cool i had no idea you could do this.

By dopelyts on Sep 14, 2008 4:21 pm

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Author anb745 View profile
Submitted on Sep 14, 2008
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Reviewer manny-the-dino View profile
Approved on Sep 26, 2008

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