Pattern Stamp Tool

The Pattern Stamp Tool paints with defined pattern:

  • In the Toolbox, select the Pattern Stamp Tool.
  • Set brush size and hardness*.
  • Define pattern.
  • Paint.
  • on the Options bar, define blending mode (in the movie, the author selects "Mutiply") and "Opacity".
  • The Aligned gadget on the Options bar (not selected by default) forces the starting point to follow your mouse, even after you complete a stroke, while leaving it off starts the starting point back to it's original location at the start of each stroke.

Tip. Just in case you didn't know, the Pattern Stamp tool is also available in Photoshop Elements that is way cheaper version. And if you believe, Photoshop Elements lacks some other important feature, be sure to visit this page.