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How to use history brush tool in Photoshop tutorial

How to use the history brush tool in Photoshop CC 2018 2017 2015 2014 CS6 CS5. The history brush allows you to quickly paint from other history states (earlier or future)

Use history brush tool in Photoshop

how to use history brush tool in Photoshop tutorial
  1. Open document in Photoshop

  2. Apply effects or brushes or gradients etc to an image

  3. Display history panel (via window menu and history)

  4. Go to a history state (such as open command)

  5. Click on the far left (you will see a litte brush icon appear)

  6. Go to the history brush tool in toolbar

  7. Set the size for the history brush as well as blending mode

  8. Apply history brush to the region you want to restore to an history state

The history state can be an earlier history state but it can also be a history state created using multiple effects and gradients but undone via the history panel back to an earlier history state (the only thing that matters is that the history state has been marked with the little history icon on the far left of the panel


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