Now we need something to use your new brushes on. In Photoshop create a new A4 document and go to and download the image of our model: tinyurl.com/ddot4k. This was created by Voivodess (voivodess.com), who has kindly given us permission to include the image. Drag the image onto your new document and position it at the bottom of the canvas. Name this layer ‘Model’.
Next, go to Image > Adjustments > Desaturate. We’ll be adding our own colour later on. We will also be putting in stuff behind the model, so we need to cut her out from the background. Using the Pen tool, draw a path around her, right-click the path, then choose Make Selection. Then select Layer > Layer Mask > Reveal Selection to make a layer mask.
In the Layers palette, right-click on the layer mask and select Apply Layer Mask. Now let’s add some texture. Go to Layer > Layer Mask > Hide All. Select the Brush tool and grab one of the brushes you made earlier. Using #FFFFFF as your foreground colour, start painting to reveal parts of the model. Try using different brushes to get different textures.