4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 21, 2018 3:18 AM by c.pfaffenbichler

    Splatter Brush

    ramonq33983786 Level 1

      Hello,  I am new to Photoshop CC.  I am using the clipping mask option to flare up my text.  I also want to use a splatter paint brush to make my font more interesting.  However, whenever I enable the paint brush (splatter type) and click it does nothing.  My hope was that it would bring out the picture that was used for the clipping mask.  I know that the photo is right underneath the text, but when I click to splatter nothing happens.  What am I doing wrong?


        • 1. Re: Splatter Brush
          Trevor.Dennis Adobe Community Professional

          Difficult to say without seeing your Brush panel. As your layers are set, the Splatter brush will only show where it overlaps the text, which I'm guessing you have right.


          If the brush preset does not already have Build-up checked, do so.  That will make it continue to lay down as long as the mouse button is pressed (or pen in contact with the tablet)

          I think you already have Color Dynamics checked, but we'd need to see the contents.  You also need the foreground and background colours to be something other than black and white to make the most of that, but I think you already have that right.

          • 2. Re: Splatter Brush
            jacks785 Level 1

            Splatter brushes can splash your images with bloody strains, paint splash. Sometimes is can just act as a stamp tool but with the Photoshop tool you can still add stroke width, spread etc to create a much realistic stamping of the brush. These brushes are in Photoshop .abr format and will work only with Adobe Photoshop software.

            • 3. Re: Splatter Brush
              Saro_CHN Level 1

              Your splatter brushes will not be visible outer clip mask area. Just release the clip mask layer above the text and see and there will be lot of paints. Whatever you paint in the edges of the text outer on clip mask layer will not be visible outer mask area.

              • 4. Re: Splatter Brush
                c.pfaffenbichler Level 9

                Could you please post a meaningful screenshot with the pertinent Panels (Layers, Channels, Options Bar, …) visible?