The Image Manipulation Sore just released a new set of texture brushes and I think that they have a potential to be a game changer in how compositors work with overlays.
Actually, I am not a big fans of brushes. I only use them on rare occasions and mostly for stamping things. Things like my watermark, or a (C) mark. But I think that this set of brushes may start a trend. If you’ve ever done any sort of compositing you know that using textures is not easy. (It is not very complex either, but just has too many steps). You need to select an overlay, bring it into photoshop as a layer, then move to screen mode. We show a good example of this in this photoshop power tip.
Brushes, on the other hand are really easy, You select a brush and can just use it to paint a line or a surface on your canvas. If only there was a way to create textures in a similar manner to the way we use brushes.