Create a new layer and name it ‘background8’. Using the Rough Round Bristle brush in black, paint at the top left and centre of the canvas, setting the opacity to 100%. Set the layer’s blending mode to Overlay, then set the layer’s opacity to 7%.
Open texture.jpg from the cover CD or Zip file again, and paste the image onto a new layer, naming the layer ‘background9’. Create a layer mask and grab the Rough Round Bristle brush, setting its opacity to 50% and the layer’s blending mode to Multiply. Paint some large blotches in the area shown here.
Create another layer and name it ‘background10’, then select the Rough Round Bristle brush in black. Set the brush’s opacity to 70% and paint at the top of the canvas, as shown here. You now have a background in the style of a Chinese painting.