You can use the Pattern Stamp tool to give your photos a hand-painted look.

Paint with a pattern

The Pattern Stamp tool paints with a pattern. You can select a pattern from the pattern libraries or create your own patterns.

  1. Select the Pattern Stamp tool .

  2. Choose a brush from the Brush Presets panel. See Select a preset brush.

  3. Set tool options for mode, opacity, etc. in the options bar. See Paint tool options.
  4. Select Aligned in the options bar to maintain the pattern’s continuity with your original start point, even if you release the mouse button and then continue painting. Deselect Aligned to restart the pattern each time you stop and start painting.
  5. Select a pattern from the Pattern pop‑up panel in the options bar.
  6. If you’d like to apply the pattern with an impressionistic effect, select Impressionist.
  7. Drag in the image to paint it with the pattern.