Here is an unusual way of using the Smudge tool to generate interesting halftone streaks.



  1. EJ 13 October, 2008 at 19:25 Reply

    this is really cool stuff. i’m a junior in highschool and i’m currently taking a photoshop class. i have to say i think i have learned more on this sight than when i’m listening to my teacher! its real nice to be able to watch and see the end result than to listen and not see.
    i love this sight!

  2. Bob Murray 14 October, 2008 at 05:31 Reply

    Corey, your tutorials consistently remind me that experimentation is full of “happy accidents” as the late Bob Ross would say. You excel at demonstrating detailed procedures, sharing techniques and explaining Photoshop concepts. That said, the “raised-bar” quality of your tutorials owes to all of the visual fun (some call it eye-candy) that you share with us. Keepin’ it fun, therein lies the magic!

  3. Lori 14 October, 2008 at 13:34 Reply

    This tutorial made me want to go get a tablet!

    I can’t tell you how glad I am that I found this site and your tutorials. Each one is such a fun project that I can’t wait to do it, short enough to give me a finished product in one setting, and teaches me 5 to 10 new techniques because I came here having done almost nothing with Photoshop before. I am learning everything, basics to advanced techniques, about the program by going through your great tutorials. I only have Elements (and only Elements 3 at that since I had only done basic photo fixing and saw no need to upgrade) and I can still do at least 90% of your tutorials – sometimes by experimenting because tools are named or presented differently than in Photoshop proper. I hope others with Elements get to this site and realize how powerful our little program is. In just what I learned here in the past week I designed several very cool t-shirts for friends that I can have printed at Cafe Press or another print shop – some of them would be good enough to sell were I so inclined. Thank you for your great fun lessons!

  4. Yevgeniy 18 October, 2008 at 22:52 Reply

    hi there, i saw the other day a tutorial in wich you can create a phone, please could you make a tutorial about that??? thanks.

  5. Krishnendu 11 November, 2008 at 03:36 Reply

    Hallo Sir Barker, I am impressed with your tutorial. But in this case, the Shape Dynamics option does not change the shape of my brush. The brush remain same. Please help. Regards,


  6. thompson 3 April, 2009 at 09:52 Reply

    hello correy

    i just want thank you for the amazing tutorial, you are truly a blessing to the photo shop team. by the way i noticed you don’t have a favicon for your site, or might just be my browser.

    thanks a mill


  7. Aviz 23 May, 2009 at 11:47 Reply

    I can’t see the video, all I see is a Layers magazine add… I could see all the other tutorials wich are excellent by the way.

  8. Jos 29 December, 2010 at 07:55 Reply


    I just wanted to say thank you, because I was busy on a new project.
    I couldn’t find out how to make your own halftone brush, because I needed it to follow a tutorial from internet πŸ˜‰ They showed ‘Radius at 20, and all the 4 Channels at 4, but then i get 1 dot, haha)


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