Background Copy Brush

Use this tool to create a layer in any shape you choose, with the background image as a pattern.

With this tool you can create two kinds of elements.

- an arbitrary mask for underlying animations
- a reflection surface for wave animations

Arbitrary Mask Example

In this example, a mask with the picture of castle was created to put a fog behind of it and give the illusion of the scene depth. (Click on an image to enlarge it.)

Original image Image with fog animation Mask


Final result

Reflection Example

This example demonstrates how to use the background copy bush for creating a reflection. A small pond was drawn in the center of the image, then the pattern texture was flipped vertically and arranged to give the illusion of reflection. The wave brush was used to create the water effect and finish the scene.

Original image Mask Reflection


Final result with wave animation